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2018 Legislative Info & Updates
The 2018 Florida State Legislative Session will convene on
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon.
2018 Legislative Session Dates
February 24, 2018
All bills are immediately certified. Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day.
February 27, 2018 – 50th day
Last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings
March 9, 2018 – 60th day
Last day of Regular Session
Proposed Early Education Bills
A bill relating to Early Learning Coalitions, SB 1532, was filed by Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) with the House companion, HB 1175 by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan (R-Eustis) that authorizes an early learning coalition to terminate a contract with School Readiness program providers for a class I health and safety violation. SB 1532 has not yet been referred to committees. HB 1175 was reported favorably in the PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee on January 17, 2018.