HB 7019 and SB 736, House and Senate bills that dramatically reform teacher contracts, evaluations, and pay, sped through the Legislature during the first week of session. On Thursday, the House Education Committee voted H.B. 7019 out of its last committee of reference, clearing the bill for the floor. Meanwhile, the Senate voted out S.B. 736 on the floor of the Senate and “immediately certified” the bill to the House, ensuring immediate delivery of the bill to the other chamber. The bills are nearly identical in substance and will likely be taken up together on Tuesday afternoon in the House, where the speaker has scheduled a session meeting block from 2:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Once passed out of the House, Gov. Scott is expected to quickly sign the final legislation.