SB 7044: Postsecondary Education This bill has passed the House. It would require a 5 year listing of books made public for each class as well as require public colleges and universities to seek a different accreditation agency each cycle. This bill includes the post tenure review language from my previous updates. It is headed to the desk of the governor for his signature.

HB 1197: Employee Organizations Representing Public Employees-This is the draft bill from last year that failed to pass which would require public employee unions to have over 50% membership for certification but it would exclude police and fire departments. It has passed the House and it is still being held in committee in the Senate. The session ends tomorrow so if it doesn’t move out of committee by tomorrow evening the bill will be defeated.

In Solidarity,

Robert Cassanello,
UFF-UCF, President