Monday, February 11, 2013

Educator Fairness Act Advances

This morning the House Education Committee considered the Senate version of the Educator Fairness Act (SB1223) which is identical to the HB2151.  A teacher’s union based in Northern Virginia asked the House committee to amend the bill, which it refused to do.  The committee then voted to report the Senate bill to the full House of Delegates.  Later in the day the full Senate took up the House version of the Teacher Fairness Act.  There was an attempt on the floor to amend the bill.  The amendment failed 18-22.  The bill then passed the full Senate.  The next step for the House version is to be presented to the Governor for his signature in a couple of weeks.