Florida House quickly considers school board term limits

Preparing for the March 5 start of the annual legislative session, a House panel next week will take up a proposal that would ask voters to place eight-year term limits on county school board members.

The House PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee is scheduled Feb. 6 to consider the proposed constitutional amendment (HJR 229), filed by Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills.

If approved by lawmakers during the spring session, the measure would go on the 2020 ballot because it is a proposed constitutional amendment. An identical term-limit bill (SJR 274) has been filed in the Senate by Ocala Republican Dennis Baxley.

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