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2009 House Bill 4789: Authorize failing school “turnaround schools” [charter schools]
  1. Introduced by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on April 2, 2009, to authorize state funding for a failing school that has been converted into a “turnaround school” (charter school), under the same terms as apply to regular charter schools (they get the lesser of the per pupil foundation allowance of the surrounding conventional school district, or the minimum foundation allowance plus $300).
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on April 2, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on June 18, 2009, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 18, 2009.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on June 25, 2009, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 25, 2009.
  2. Passed 69 to 39 in the House on June 25, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on July 15, 2009.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on July 15, 2009.