Thursday, April 12, 2012

Charter schools bill not brought up in House; signal that Republican leadership does not have the votes

The new charter schools language inserted into HB 1152 by Sen. Gray Tollison (R - Oxford) sits on the House calendar for a vote on concurrence.  It was not brought up today, which means the House Republican leadership doesn't have the votes to pass it.  While today is a deadline day, this bill will not die until April 26, as it is a general bill on for concurrence.  (See timetable for processing legislation.)

Now here's the interesting part: the new redistricting maps have to be announced 15 days prior to sine die, which is before the deadline to vote on concurrence.  That means it may be difficult to continue to twist arms on the charter schools bill via redistricting.

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