CS/CS/SB 7030 was just discussed and all the bad amendments were once again, kicked to the curb. The bill as written, eliminated the prohibition now in law for full time teachers in classrooms to volunteer for the Guardian Program. Through the process, amendments were brought forward to keep the prohibition intact and the last (so far) Amendment 649504 and it got voted down some minutes ago by 16 Yeas and 22 Nays with two MIAs. One of the MIAs? Senator Anitere Flores (R-Moms Demand)
The bill was placed for Thir Reading and I finally found a glossary of terms to figure out what that means:
Each bill or proposed constitutional amendment must receive three readings on three separate days in each legislative house before it can be passed (unless waived by a two-thirds vote of the members for readings on the same day). These readings are:
The bill is introduced and its title is published in the journal; sometimes first reading takes place during a chamber session.
After favorable reports by all committees of reference, the bill is available for placement on the calendar. When it is considered on the floor, it is read a second time by title. Amendments may be considered. If amendments are adopted, the bill is engrossed.
The bill is read by title a third time. Debate on final passage occurs and a vote is taken; a two-thirds vote is required to amend at this stage.
So, once again tentative smile