Senate: Passed on the Local & Uncontested Calendar

Today, the Senate passed the following bills on the Local & Uncontested Calendar: 

  • House Bill 692 by Rep. Farias, directs the State Board of Education to allow a student who is unable to participate in physical activity due to disability or illness to substitute one credit in English Language Arts, math, science or social studies or one academic elective credit for PE. This credit cannot be used as a substitution for another required credit under the graduation plan. 
  • House Bill 1907 by Rep. Madden, relating to notification requirements concerning offenses committed by students and school district discretion over admission or placement of certain students. 
  • House Bill 2038 by Rep. Price, states that a student may not participate in an interscholastic athletic activity for a school year until both the student and the student’s parent, guardian, or other person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student have signed a form for that school year that acknowledges receiving and reading written information that explains concussion prevention, symptoms, treatment, and management and that includes guidelines for safely resuming participation in an athletic activity following a concussion. The bill also contains other provisions for the treatment and prevention of concussions.
  • House Bill 2120 by Rep. Doug Miller, allows the Governor to appoint one member from a slate of three nominated members of the retirement system.