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What the bill does
HB 7 (full text)/SB 148 (full text) seeks to censor full, honest discussions of America’s history.
For a more detailed description of the consequences of the HB 7, click here.
- Jan. 26, 14-7, House Judiciary Committee
- Feb. 1, 16-8, House State Affairs Committee
- Feb. 8, 14-7, House Education and Employment Committee
- Feb. 24, 74-41 House Floor
- March 1, 12-5, Senate Rules Committee
- March 10, 24-19, Senate Floor
- Jan. 18, 6-3, Senate Education Committee
- HB 7 passed in both chambers and is ready for Gov. DeSantis’ signature.
- The most important issue for the Legislature to address this session is the teacher and staff shortage. This shortage has been driven in large part by bad policy that has attacked educators’ freedom to teach. This bill furthers those attacks and will only lead to a greater exodus of professionally trained teachers.
- As parents and educators, we know that our children must have the tools and guidance to honestly face and understand our past and present in order to create a better future.
- Whether we’re Black or white, Latino or Asian, Native or newcomer, we want our kids to have an education that encourages them to dig deeper into who we are, where we came from and what we’re capable of being.