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CS/SB 520: Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

GENERAL BILL by Fiscal Policy ; Lee ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz ; Stargel ; Montford

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; Providing that the initial award period and the renewal period for students who are unable to accept an initial award immediately after completion of high school due to a full-time religious or service obligation begin upon the completion of the religious or service obligation; requiring a student, as a prerequisite for the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award, to identify a civic issue or a professional area of interest and develop a plan for his or her personal involvement in addressing the issue or learning about the area, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/2/2016 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 793 (Ch. 2016-91) -SJ 562
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Higher Education (HE)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/13/2015 Senate • Filed
10/21/2015 Senate • Referred to Higher Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Fiscal Policy -SJ 38
11/9/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Higher Education, 11/17/15, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
11/17/2015 Senate • Favorable by Higher Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 124
11/18/2015 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -SJ 124
11/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 12/03/15, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
12/3/2015 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; YEAS 7 NAYS 0
12/7/2015 Senate • Now in Fiscal Policy
1/11/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 01/14/16, 10:45 am, 412 Knott Building
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 38
1/14/2016 Senate • CS by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 218
1/15/2016 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 218
• CS by Fiscal Policy read 1st time -SJ 219
2/29/2016 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/16
3/2/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 562
• Substituted CS/HB 793 -SJ 562
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 793 (Ch. 2016-91) -SJ 562