March 4, 2016
Prior to unanimous approval (
) by Senate Appropriations on Thursday, FCCB staff expressed support for SB 1088 (Stargel), a proposal that develops a 'transition-to-work' program for recipients of the McKay Scholarship. The program, jointly offered by private schools and businesses, would include academic instruction, work skills training and a paid or volunteer work experience for young adults aged 17-22 with disabilities. SB 1088 will now head to the full Senate. Its House companion, HB 837 (Bileca), has already passed the House and is available to be taken up in the Senate chamber.