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CS/SB 938: Postsecondary Education Affordability

GENERAL BILL by Higher Education ; Flores ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Soto

Postsecondary Education Affordability; Exempting textbooks required or recommended for a course offered by a public or nonpublic postsecondary educational institution from the tax imposed by ch. 212, F.S.; requiring a public postsecondary institution to post information relating to required and recommended textbooks and instructional materials and prices in its course registration system and on its website; prohibiting resident tuition at a Florida College System institution from exceeding a specified amount per credit hour, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
Location: In committee/council (AED)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Higher Education (HE)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/16/2015 Senate • Filed
    2/26/2015 Senate • Referred to Higher Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 96
    3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 96
    3/18/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Higher Education, 03/23/15, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
    3/23/2015 Senate • CS by Higher Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 259
    3/25/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -SJ 259
    3/31/2015 Senate • CS by Higher Education read 1st time -SJ 271
    5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

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  • CS/SB 938, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/25/2015 at 4:47 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (4)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1317 Exemption from Sales & Use Tax for College Textbooks Moskowitz Compare Last Action: 4/28/2015 H Died in Finance and Tax Committee
    Location: In committee/council (FTC)
    H 7125 (e1) Postsecondary Access and Affordability Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Higher Education
    Location: In committee/council (HE)
    H 7141 Taxation Finance and Tax Committee Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Appropriations
    Location: In committee/council (AP)
    S 948 (c2) Education Gaetz Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    212.08 Sales, rental, use, consumption, distribution, and storage tax; specified exemptions. Page 3 (pdf)
    1001.7065 Preeminent state research universities program. Page 5 (pdf)
    1004.084 Page 7 (pdf)
    1004.085 Textbook affordability. Page 9 (pdf)
    1009.22 Workforce education postsecondary student fees. Page 13 (pdf)
    1009.23 Florida College System institution student fees. Page 14 (pdf)
    1009.24 State university student fees. Page 15 (pdf)

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  • SB 938, Original Filed Version Posted 2/16/2015 at 3:17 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Higher Education (Pre-Meeting) 3/25/2015 (pdf)
    Higher Education (Post-Meeting) 3/25/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1317 Exemption from Sales & Use Tax for College Textbooks Moskowitz Compare Last Action: 4/28/2015 H Died in Finance and Tax Committee
    Location: In committee/council (FTC)
    H 7125 Postsecondary Access and Affordability Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Higher Education
    Location: In committee/council (HE)

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    104094 - Amendment
    Delete lines 103 - 427 and insert:
    Higher Education
    (Benacquisto)
    3/20/2015
    3:59 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/23/2015
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 547964 - Amendment to Amendment (104094)
    Delete lines 233 - 245.
    Higher Education
    (Negron)
    3/23/2015
    7:10 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/23/2015
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/23/2015 4:00 PM Higher Education 9 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    212.08 Sales, rental, use, consumption, distribution, and storage tax; specified exemptions. Page 3 (pdf)
    1001.7065 Preeminent state research universities program. Page 4 (pdf)
    1004.084 Page 6 (pdf)
    1004.085 Textbook affordability. Page 8 (pdf)
    1009.22 Workforce education postsecondary student fees. Page 13 (pdf)
    1009.23 Florida College System institution student fees. Page 13 (pdf)
    1009.24 State university student fees. Page 14 (pdf)

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