House Committee on Education
May 2, 2023
9:00 a.m.
Room 1


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 HR13HODGESEDUCATION - Requests school-level reporting by public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools relative to programs and activities related to critical race theory; diversity, equity, and inclusion; or transformative social emotional learning
 HB12NELSONSTUDENTS - Prohibits promotion to the fourth grade of certain students whose reading deficiencies have not been remedied by the end of the third grade (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB21STAGNISCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Provides relative to extended leave for school bus operators and public school employees (EN LF EX See Note)
 HB103MUSCARELLOCURRICULA - Adds Financial Literacy as a required course for high school students (EG INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB182EDMONSTONVACCINES/VACCINATION - Provides that no person shall be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of enrollment or attendance at any public or nonpublic school
 HB205BRYANTSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Requires additional compensation for teachers and other school employees under certain circumstances (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB258WRIGHTHIGHER EDUCATION - Establishes a state maritime academy within the University of Louisiana System (EG +$210,000 GF EX See Note)
 HB282GREENSCHOOLS/FOOD PROGRAMS - Requires free school breakfast and lunch for certain students (RR +$859,454 GF EX See Note)
 HB289IVEYCURRICULA - Provides relative to organ donation instruction in public high schools
 HB326NELSONHIGHER EDUCATION - Requires foundational numeracy skills standards as a component of teacher education programs (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB348JENKINSSCHOOLS - Provides relative to school safety
 HB353MARCELLESTUDENTS - Provides relative to student behavior, discipline, and behavioral and mental health (RE1 INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB399EDMONSTONVACCINES/VACCINATION - Requires that communication issued about immunization requirements include exemption information and applies exemptions not only to students seeking to enter school but also to students attending school
 HB412MALINDA WHITEEARLY CHILDHOOD - Establishes a program to be administered by the La. Educational Television Authority for the purpose of encouraging reading for young children and creates a fund within the state treasury for the purpose of funding the program (EG SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)


Any person who does not feel comfortable giving testimony in person may submit a prepared statement in accordance with House Rule 14.33 in lieu of appearing before the committee:

A. Any interested person or any committee member may file with the committee a prepared statement concerning a specific instrument or matter under consideration by the committee or concerning any matter within the committee's scope of authority, and the committee records shall reflect receipt of such statement and the date and time thereof.

B. Any person who files a prepared statement which contains data or statistical information shall include in such prepared statement sufficient information to identify the source of the data or statistical information. For the purposes of this Paragraph, the term "source" shall mean a publication, website, person, or other source from which the data or statistical information contained in the prepared statement was obtained by the person or persons who prepared the statement.

NOTE: Statements emailed to and received prior to noon on Monday, May 1, 2023, will be distributed to the committee members prior to the meeting.