On Thursday, all three members present in the Senate Education K-12 Committee voted out S.B. 736, the comprehensive "teacher quality" reform bill that substantially revises teacher pay, evaluation, and contracts. Today, the bill was heard in the Education PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee and was voted out 8-1, with Sen. Paula Dockery as the lone negative vote. The bill is scheduled to be heard next Wednesday in the Budget Committee. After those committee hearings, the bill will have one remaining committee reference — Rules — prior to being heard on the floor of the Senate. In the House, a similar proposal will likely be unveiled next week, the last interim committee meeting week prior to the beginning of the regular session.