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More Education Bills Pass Assembly

By Dee Pettack | February 24, 2022

Several education-related bills passed yesterday in Assembly floor action.  The results of the Assembly floor votes on education-related bills appear below.  The SAA’s position on each bill was added at the end of each bill entry in bold italics.  If you should have any questions or comments on any of the SAA positions on these bills, please contact the SAA.

From The Wheeler Report . . .


Assembly Bills, Passed and Messaged,

AB-348 Tobacco (Spiros, John) Raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. Am. 1 returned to author.  Am. 2 adopted, (Voice Vote).  Passed, (Voice Vote).  Messaged.  SAA supports.

AB-854 School Board Authority (Summerfield, Rob) The authority of school boards to approve or deny owner-initiated petitions to detach and attach small territories of school districts and modifying a waiting period that applies to filing multiple petitions. Passed, 60-36.  Messaged.  SAA opposed.

Senate Bills, Passed and Messaged

SB-695 Charter Schools (Kooyenga, Dale) The number of independent charter schools authorized by the College of Menominee Nation or the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College. Passed, 61-35.  Messaged. SAA opposed.

SB-833 Teaching Grants (Kooyenga, Dale) Grants to support the teaching of college courses in high schools and making an appropriation. Passed, (Voice Vote).  Messaged.  SAA supports.

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