Senate Education Policy Committee. The Senate Education Committee held its first meeting of the session today and after members and staff introduced themselves, the committee took testimony from staff at the Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). The presentation was comprehensive and provided background on the board’s duties, statistics related to the status on teaching licenses, and comments regarding emerging issues. The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from the agenda notice for today’s meeting right here: Senate Education Policy–January 9, 2023
Bill Introductions–January 9
As I pointed out yesterday, there are a lot of ready-made bill introductions due to the fact that very little passed in 2022 due to the breakdown in budget negotiations. A lot of these introductions are for capital improvement projects that were left hanging because there was no bonding bill in 2022. As many bills have been introduced, I know that the staff that drafts bills are extremely busy, so I don’t expect the current to abate any time soon.