Rep. Kimberly Williams is sponsoring a bill that eliminates admission preferences for students living within a 5-mile radius of a charter school. This change was supported by a majority vote of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force established by House Bill 90 of the last session of the General Assembly. The Act will take effect for the 2018-2019 school year, and any charter schools currently using the 5-mile preference must cease application of that preference at that time.
YES VOTES – HOUSE: B. Short, Baumbach, Bentz, Brady, Carson, Collins, D. Short, Dukes, Gray, Hensley, Hudson, Jaques, K. Williams, Kenton, M.Smith, Miro, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Postles, Q.Johnson, Ramone, Smyk, Spiegelman, Viola, Wilson, Yearick
NO VOTES – HOUSE: Bennett, Bolden, Briggs King, Heffernan, J. Johnson, Kowalko, Longhurst, Lynn, Matthews, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Potter, Schwartzkopf. [Absent: Keeley]
YES VOTES – SENATE: Bonini, Bushweller, Cloutier, Hansen, Hocker, Lawson, Lopez, McBride, Poore, Richardson, Sokola, Walsh
NO VOTES – SENATE: Delcollo, Henry, Marshall, McDowell [Absent: Ennis, Pettyjohn, Townsend] [Not Voting: Lavelle, Simpson]
HISTORY: Passed House 27-13-1. Passed Senate 12-4-2-3
STATUS: Waiting on Governor to sign