The Florida House on Friday passed a bill that would lead to eight-year term limits for county school board members.
The Republican-controlled House voted 79-29 along almost-straight party lines to approve the bill (HB 477). Rep. Kevin Chambliss, D-Homestead, joined Republicans in voting for the bill, while Rep. Sam Killebrew, R-Winter Haven, voted against it.
Last year, lawmakers passed a measure that included 12-year term limits for school board members.
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But the bill, sponsored by Rep. Alex Rizo, R-Hialeah, would reduce that to eight years.
The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee is scheduled Tuesday to take up the Senate version of the bill (SB 1110), which also includes eight-year term limits for county commissioners.
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