Committee Meetings and Bill Introductions
Committee Meetings. Come rain, or sleet, or whatever the heck it was the weather was doing today, it didn’t stop two education-related committees from meeting at the Legislature today. While there were no bills to discuss, the Senate Education Finance and the House Education Policy Committees met today. The Senate Education Finance Committee took in a presentation from State Demographer Susan Brower. The information provided by the State Demographer will likely be helpful to the committee as they fashion their omnibus education funding bill later this session. The committee then heard a presentation from committee staff providing background on the various education funding formulas.
The House Education Policy Committee spent its time introducing new members of the committee and a brief description of the committee’s processes and procedures.
Wednesday House Bill Introductions. The first bill introductions of the 2023 session 55 bills were entered into the record.
Here is a link to all of the day’s introductions: House Bill Introductions–January 4, 2023
There are five bills that will be referred to either the House Education Finance Committee or the House Education Policy Committee. They are:
HF 5–Free School Breakfast and Lunch for All Students
HF 8–Student Support Personnel Aid
HF 18–Full Funding of Special Education
HF 21–Full-Service Community Schools
HF 44–Menstrual Products Provided Free of Charge in Schools
All of these items except free meals were included (some in whole, some in part) in the 2022 House omnibus education funding and policy bill. Clearly, they are all big-ticket items that will be seriously considered during the 2023 session.
Apologies. I was contacted by several of the blog’s readers that they had trouble accessing yesterday’s entry. I have changed blog platforms and I ignored a step on my end that made my pearls of wisdom (Ha ha!) inaccessible to those who tried to get to them. Hopefully, that won’t happen again.