GLMA Legislative Alert HB 908
An announcement regarding HB 908 (pasted below) was posted on the agenda for the House Education Committee meeting scheduled for thisThursday, February 4th:
“Based on input and the lengthy discussion of House Bill 908, the Chair has decided to have Representative Casas present his recommendations with expenditure control and the 20 day option as the ONLY flexibility components for this bill. I will be asking Representative Benton to draft a separate House Bill for his legislation on classroom size. I am also asking Representative Lindsey to meet with Representative Benton for the possibility of combining his legislation with Representative Benton’s.
We will only be voting on the Casas Substitute to H B 908.
If you have any questions or suggestions for Representatives Casas, Benton, or Lindsey please contact them as soon as possible.”
You can find the full committee agenda HERE.
Continue the fight to keep expenditure controls out of HB 908. Ask committee members to vote “NO” on this HB 908 substitute. Contact members of the House Education Committee — CLICK HERE for the list.
If the legislators you speak to support leaving the expenditure controls in the bill, ask them to at least consider shortening the length of time systems would be authorized to use this “blanket flexibility” by setting the waiver to expire in either 2011 or 2012.
Let us know what you hear back from legislators.