2021 Digest of Bills Available to Assist Advocacy Efforts of School Leaders

  • Date Posted
    July 15, 2021
  • Category
The IASB Governmental Relations Department has completed the annual Digest of Bills Passed publication for the 2021 Spring Legislative Session. The publication contains a list of 112 education-related bills approved by lawmakers during the spring session. The booklet is categorized by topic and bill number, with a brief summary of each proposal that was approved by the General Assembly. Indexes by bill number and title are provided to assist users in finding the legislative information they seek.
A section to help determine a bill’s status within the legislative process is also included. A chart indicating what action the governor can take on a bill is provided, as is a breakdown of how to determine when a bill will take effect. New to this year’s Digest, the online version allows users to click on the bill number to read the full text of the legislation and see its current status within the process. 
The Digest of Bills Passed is intended to provide local school officials with the necessary facts to advocate for or against initiatives that are under review by the governor. Board members and other school leaders should use the information when contacting the governor’s office regarding any bill that may impact or influence local education decisions.
The Digest is available on the IASB website and will be mailed to member districts. Questions about individual pieces of legislation should be directed to the IASB Governmental Relations staff.