A controversial proposal that could lead to term limits for school board members across the state has re-emerged.
Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Howey-in-the-Hills Republican, filed a proposed constitutional amendment (HR 157) this week that would impose eight-year term limits on school board members, similar to the longstanding term limits imposed on state lawmakers.
The proposal is filed for consideration during the 2020 legislative session, which starts in January.
If the proposal passes the House and Senate, it would go on the November 2020 ballot because imposing term limits would require amending the state Constitution.
Sabatini proposed a school board term-limit measure during the 2019 session, and it was approved by three House committees. The full House did not pass it.
Also, two committees passed the Senate version of the proposal, but it did not clear the full Senate.