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Bills Of Interest - 2016

 

SB 96: High School Graduation Requirements

GENERAL BILL by Hukill

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Revising the requirements for the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards to include standards for financial literacy; instruction in personal financial literacy and money management.

CS/SB 760: Healthy Food Financing Initiative

GENERAL BILL by Bean

HEALTHY FOOD FINANCING INITIATIVE: Directing the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a Healthy Food Financing Initiative program to independent grocery stores and supermarkets in underserved communities in low-income and moderate-income communities

SB 1056: Education in Public Schools Concerning Human Sexuality

GENERAL BILL by Bullard

EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONCERNING HUMAN SEXUALITY: Education in Public Schools Concerning Human Sexuality; requiring public schools that provide certain information or programs to students relating to human sexuality to provide information that meets specified criteria; authorizing students to be excused from certain portions of a program or class under certain circumstances.

SB 246: Texting While Driving in a School Zone

GENERAL BILL by Sachs

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IN A SCHOOL ZONE: Providing enhanced penalties for Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law violations when committed in a school zone or school crossing, etc.

SB 140: School Choice

GENERAL BILL by Ring

SCHOOL CHOICE: Requiring a charter school applicant to undergo background screening; requiring a charter school applicant to provide evidence of accreditation.

SB 72: School Safety

GENERAL BILL by Evers

SCHOOL SAFETY: Authorizing a school superintendent, with approval of the school board, to authorize a school safety designee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm on school property; requiring the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to develop a school safety program by a certain date; requiring that fingerprinting fees be borne by the school safety designee or the school; authorizing district school boards to commission one or more school safety officers on each school campus, etc.

SB 252: Charter Schools

GENERAL BILL by Clemens

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Requiring applicants for charter status to demonstrate that they meet certain needs that the local school district does not, or is unable to, meet; authorizing a charter school to share the results of innovative methods and best practices with the school district, etc.

CS/SB 784: Human Trafficking

GENERAL BILL by Flores

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Revising the definition of the term “sexual abuse of a child” to delete a reference to a child being arrested or prosecuted for specified offenses; creating an increased penalty for causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; requiring the Department of Health to issue an emergency order suspending the license of a massage therapist or massage establishment if the therapist or a specified person connected to the establishment is convicted of owning, establishing, maintaining, or operating a place, structure, building, or conveyance for lewdness, assignation, or prostitution in conjunction with the establishment; requiring a person convicted of specified racketeering offenses to register as a sexual predator or sexual offender under certain circumstances, etc.

 

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