What it does: House Bill 2019 is the current vehicle for the Student Success Act, which is expected to be the Joint Committee on Student Success' signature bill.
What’s new: The Joint Committee on Student Success took public comment on HB 2019 on April 9 and April 11. Education stakeholders, including OSBA Executive Director Jim Green, testified on the measure's contents.
What’s next: The committee will consider moving this bill, or likely another bill if procedurally relevant, as the main vehicle for the committee's work. OSBA will continue to support the committee's work in finding new revenue for schools.
What it does: House bill 3427, as originally written, would direct the Department of Education to complete a study. However, the bill has been introduced to be a vehicle for revenue reform changes for the Joint Committee on Student Success. A legal technicality around the “relating to” clause will likely require the switch from House Bill 2019, which was expected to be the main vehicle for legislation for the Joint Committee on Student Success, to this bill.
What’s new: A public hearing is scheduled for April 16.
What’s next: If the Joint Committee on Student Success indicates that it will use this bill, OSBA will continue to monitor the bill.