SB 19, the bill providing funding to TRS-Care to help retirees with insurance costs, has been scheduled for House floor consideration for Tuesday. The Senate version of the bill also included proposals regarding teacher salaries and longevity bonuses, but the House substitute only addresses the $212 million for TRS-Care.

The House approved a rule that will prohibit amendments to the bill unless they decrease the funding level. This effectively prohibits any attempt to revive the teacher salary/bonus language. However, if the bill is eventually sent to a conference committee, the salary or longevity bonus could be added back in at that time.