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CS/CS/SB 374: Postsecondary Education

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Education ; Hukill ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Galvano ; Simpson

Postsecondary Education; Citing this act as the “Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2017”; renaming the Florida College System as the Florida Community College System; creating the State Board of Community Colleges; revising the function and mission of the Florida K-20 education system; providing the primary mission of a career center operated by a district school board; establishing the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program; creating the Florida Farmworker Student Scholarship Program, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon becoming a law, this act shall take effect October 1, 2017
Last Action: 5/8/2017 Senate - Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 1375
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
1/19/2017 Senate • Filed
1/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; Appropriations -SJ 62
1/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 02/06/17, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/6/2017 Senate • CS by Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 148
2/8/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education -SJ 148
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 62
• CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 143
3/10/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, 03/15/17, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/15/2017 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 234
3/17/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 234
3/31/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/05/17, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/06/17, 8:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/6/2017 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 17 NAYS 1 -SJ 331
4/7/2017 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 331
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/12/17
4/11/2017 Senate • CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 333
4/12/2017 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 384
• Amendment(s) adopted (881450, 892898) -SJ 385
• Read 3rd time -SJ 392
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 36 NAYS 2 -SJ 392
• The Senate requests that the House pass the bill as passed by the Senate or agree to include the bill in the Budget Conference -SJ 393
• Immediately certified -SJ 393
4/12/2017 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 626
• Received -HJ 624,626
4/13/2017 House • Substituted for HB 5601 -HJ 637
• Read 2nd time -HJ 639
• Amendment(s) adopted (594501) -HJ 640
• Read 3rd time -HJ 639
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 640
• Immediately certified -HJ 677
• Passed the Senate bill as amended by the House and we accede to conference -HJ 677
4/14/2017 Senate • In returning messages
4/27/2017 Senate • Bill placed in Conference (Appropriations Conference Committee)
4/27/2017 House • Bill placed in Conference (Appropriations Conference Committee)
• Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Representatives Ahern (Chair), Alexander, Cortes, B., Edwards, Gonzalez, Lee, Leek, Mariano, Miller, A., Ponder, Porter, Rodrigues, Silvers, Smith -HJ 902
4/27/2017 Senate • Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Latvala (Chair), Flores (Vice Chair), Baxley (At Large), Benacquisto (At Large), Bradley (At Large), Braynon (At Large), Clemens (At Large), Galvano (At Large), Grimsley (At Large), Montford (At Large), Simpson (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bean (Chair), Baxley, Bracy, Clemens, Perry; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government/Governmental Operations and Technology: Grimsley (Chair), Bean, Broxson, Campbell, Garcia, Mayfield, Rodriguez, Rouson, Torres; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Flores (Chair), Baxley, Book, Passidomo, Powell, Rader, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Galvano (Chair), Bradley, Clemens, Farmer, Lee, Simmons; Appropriations Conference Committee on Pre-K - 12 Education/Pre K - 12 Education: Simmons (Chair), Broxson, Farmer, Grimsley, Lee, Montford, Rouson, Young; Appropriations Conference Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources/Agriculture and Natural Resources: Bradley (Chair), Book, Braynon, Hutson, Latvala, Mayfield, Stewart; Appropriations Conference Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development/Transportation and Tourism: Brandes (Chair), Benacquisto, Gainer, Gibson, Passidomo, Powell, Rader, Simpson, Thurston -SJ 504
5/8/2017 Senate • Conference Committee Report received -SJ 1208
• Conference Committee Report adopted (392006) -SJ 1266
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 35 NAYS 3 -SJ 1266
5/8/2017 House • In returning messages
• Conference Committee Report considered -HJ 1351
• Conference Committee Report adopted (392006) -HJ 1352, 1404
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 85 NAYS 27 -HJ 1404
5/8/2017 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 1375