Legislative Advocacy 2023

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The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education Legislative Watch Team meets weekly during the legislative session and carefully reviews legislation filed to determine the potential impact on arts education, arts educators and students of the arts. Find below the legislation under review within the current year.

Bill #



MAAE Response 

Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills -  4, 42, &89

Modifies provisions regarding transparency in public schools and creates the Parents' Bill of Rights Act of 2023; Modifies provisions regarding elementary and secondary education and prohibits the teaching of certain subjects, and the Missouri Education Transparency and Accountability Portal and the Parents' Bill of Rights Act of 2023

MAAE reached out to Missouri Senators with information about the implementation challenges and harmful effects of this bill. 

MO 2023 HB 3002

Smith, Cody

Appropriations Bill for FY 2024 

Email thanks sent to House Appropriations Committee for Education for voting for full funding for Missouri Fine Arts Academy and Scholars Academy. 

Other bills we are monitoring include

Public MAAE Legislative Watch

The MAAE greatly appreciates the financial support provided by the Francis Family Foundation and the MAAE member organizations for
Fine Arts Education Day.

Missouri Alliance for Arts Education 

www.moaae.org - director@moae.org