After more than three hours of debate, the House passed S.B. 736, a comprehensive teacher and principal reform package. The bill passed on an 80-39 party-line vote, and now heads to the governor, who is expected to quickly sign the bill. The passage of the bill is the culmination of efforts by lawmakers for over a decade to reform teacher pay and eliminate teacher tenure contracts, and is largely similar to last year's controversial S.B. 6. Florida now joins more than a dozen states that have enacted similar reforms throughout the country over the past two years.