Public schools; English language learners. (SB156)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; English language learners. Requires state funding to be provided to support, in the 2022-2023 school year and thereafter, a new divisionwide ratio of English learner students in average daily membership to full-time equivalent teaching positions of 22 full-time equivalent instructional positions for each 1,000 students identified as having limited English proficiency. Read the Bill »


02/24/2022: In Subcommittee


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102237D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB156)
01/19/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/20/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB156CHP)
01/27/2022Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB156)
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB156)
02/08/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106272D-S1
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB156S1)
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106272D-S1
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB156S1
02/14/2022Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/24/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2023 (5-Y 3-N)
03/07/2022Continued to 2023 in Education

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