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CS/CS/SB 2: Higher Education

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Education ; Galvano

Higher Education; Citing this act as the “Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2017”; revising requirements for the performance-based metrics used to award Florida College System institutions with performance-based incentives; revising the Distinguished Florida College System Institution Program excellence standards requirements; requiring certain performance-based metrics to include specified graduation rates and access benchmarks; requiring each Florida Community College System institution to execute at least one “2+2” Targeted Pathway articulation agreement by a specified time, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education (AHE)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/11/2017 Senate • Filed
1/12/2017 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; Appropriations -SJ 37
1/13/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 01/23/17, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/23/2017 Senate • CS by Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 148
1/24/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/25/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education -SJ 148
1/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, 02/08/17, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/8/2017 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; YEAS 5 NAYS 1 -SJ 150
2/10/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 150
2/13/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/23/17, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/23/2017 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -SJ 149
2/27/2017 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/3/2017 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 149
3/6/2017 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/17
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 37
• CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 134
• CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 134
3/8/2017 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 165
• Amendment(s) failed (231668, 424158, 440968, 692246, 891426, 934886) -SJ 166
• Amendment(s) adopted (433696, 869454) -SJ 166
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 167
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/9/2017 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 173
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 35 NAYS 1 -SJ 173
3/15/2017 House • In Messages
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Messages