House addresses government accountability; teacher certification stipend

This last week has been occupied with hours on the House floor. After last week’s committee deadline, all remaining bills are now eligible to be heard by the entire House until our next deadline, March 14.

We have several hundred bills to hear before then, so we’ve spent a lot of time discussing and debating on the floor.

On Wednesday, I presented one of my bills, House Bill 1360. The bill allows teachers who are up for national board certification to be awarded a stipend to begin that renewal process. HB1360 would help ease the cost of this renewal for our state’s teachers by allowing them to receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to assist with this process.

This bill unanimously passed the Common Education Committee last month and I’m very pleased that it passed the House floor unanimously as well, with a 94-0 vote.


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