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CS/SB 984: Education Access and Affordability

GENERAL BILL by Higher Education ; Legg

Education Access and Affordability; Specifying that the costs of instructional materials are not included in tuition for certain online degree programs; requiring the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education to annually identify strategies to promote college affordability; requiring Florida College System institution and state university boards of trustees to identify wide variances in the costs of, and frequency of changes in the selection of, textbooks and instructional materials for certain courses, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/9/2016 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7019 (Ch. 2016-236) -SJ 905
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Higher Education (HE)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/1/2015 Senate • Filed
12/11/2015 Senate • Referred to Higher Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 74
1/4/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Higher Education, 01/11/16, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/11/2016 Senate • CS by Higher Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 184
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 74
1/13/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/14/2016 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education -SJ 184
• CS by Higher Education read 1st time -SJ 210
1/25/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 01/28/16, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
1/28/2016 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 275
• Now in Appropriations -SJ 275
2/22/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/25/16, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/25/2016 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -SJ 497
2/26/2016 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 497
3/3/2016 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/07/16
3/7/2016 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar
3/8/2016 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar
3/9/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 905
• Substituted CS/HB 7019 -SJ 905
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7019 (Ch. 2016-236) -SJ 905