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CS/HJR 931 — Board of Governors/Student Member Selection Process

by Education Committee and Rep. Gaetz and others (CS/SJR 1508 by Judiciary Committee and Senators Montford and Ring)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Higher Education Committee (HE)

  This Joint Resolution proposes an amendment to Art. IX, s. 7, State Constitution to change the process for selecting the student member of the Board of Governors of the state university system. Under the change proposed in the joint resolution, the student member of the Board of Governors would not be the president of the Florida Student Association, but, rather, would be the chair of a council comprised of all state university student body presidents which must be organized by the Board of Governors.

To take effect upon approval by the electors of this state.

Vote: Senate 37-3; House 114-0