Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. PCS (525260) for CS for SB 2
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
The Committee on Appropriations (Galvano) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Between lines 616 and 617
5 Section 17. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) of section
6 1001.706, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
7 1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors.—
8 (5) POWERS AND DUTIES RELATING TO ACCOUNTABILITY.—
9 (b) The Board of Governors shall develop a strategic plan
10 specifying goals and objectives for the State University System
11 and each constituent university, including each university’s
12 contribution to overall system goals and objectives. The
13 strategic plan must:
14 1. Include performance metrics and standards common for all
15 institutions and metrics and standards unique to institutions
16 depending on institutional core missions, including, but not
17 limited to, student admission requirements, retention,
18 graduation, percentage of graduates who have attained
19 employment, percentage of graduates enrolled in continued
20 education, licensure passage, average wages of employed
21 graduates, average cost per graduate, excess hours, student loan
22 burden and default rates, faculty awards, total annual research
23 expenditures, patents, licenses and royalties, intellectual
24 property, startup companies, annual giving, endowments, and
25 well-known, highly respected national rankings for institutional
26 and program achievements.
27 2. Consider reports and recommendations of the Higher
28 Education Coordinating Council pursuant to s. 1004.015 and the
29 Articulation Coordinating Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01.
30 3. Include student enrollment and performance data
31 delineated by method of instruction, including, but not limited
32 to, traditional, online, and distance learning instruction.
33 4. Include criteria for designating baccalaureate degree
34 and master’s degree programs at specified universities as high
35 demand programs of emphasis. Fifty percent of the criteria for
36 designation as high-demand programs of emphasis must be based on
37 achievement of performance outcome thresholds determined by the
38 Board of Governors, and 50 percent of the criteria must be based
39 on achievement of performance outcome thresholds specifically
40 linked to:
41 a. Job placement in employment of 36 hours or more per week
42 and average full-time wages of graduates of the degree programs
43 1 year and 5 years after graduation, based in part on data
44 provided in the economic security report of employment and
45 earning outcomes produced annually pursuant to s. 445.07.
46 b. Data-driven gap analyses, conducted by the Board of
47 Governors, of the state’s job market demands and the outlook for
48 jobs that require a baccalaureate or higher degree. Each state
49 university must use the gap analyses to identify internship
50 opportunities for students to benefit from mentorship by
51 industry experts, earn industry certifications, and become
52 employed in high-demand fields.
53 Section 18. Section 1004.6497, Florida Statutes, is created
54 to read:
55 1004.6497 World Class Faculty and Scholar Program.—
56 (1) PURPOSE AND LEGISLATIVE INTENT.—The World Class Faculty
57 and Scholar Program is established to fund and support the
58 efforts of state universities to recruit and retain exemplary
59 faculty and research scholars. It is the intent of the
60 Legislature to elevate the national competitiveness of Florida’s
61 state universities through faculty and scholar recruitment and
63 (2) INVESTMENTS.—Retention, recruitment, and recognition
64 efforts, activities, and investments may include, but are not
65 limited to, investments in research-centric cluster hires,
66 faculty research and research commercialization efforts,
67 instructional and research infrastructure, undergraduate student
68 participation in research, professional development, awards for
69 outstanding performance, and postdoctoral fellowships.
70 (3) FUNDING AND USE.—Funding for the program shall be as
71 provided in the General Appropriations Act. Each state
72 university shall use the funds only for the purpose and
73 investments authorized under this section.
74 (4) ACCOUNTABILITY.—By March 15 of each year, the Board of
75 Governors shall provide to the Governor, the President of the
76 Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives a report
77 summarizing information from the universities in the State
78 University System, including, but not limited to:
79 (a) Specific expenditure information as it relates to the
80 investments identified in subsection (2).
81 (b) The impact of those investments in elevating the
82 national competitiveness of the universities, specifically
83 relating to:
84 1. The success in recruiting research faculty and the
85 resulting research funding;
86 2. The 4-year graduation rate;
87 3. The number of undergraduate courses offered with fewer
88 than 50 students; and
89 4. The increased national academic standing of targeted
90 programs, specifically advancement among top 50 universities in
91 the targeted programs in well-known and highly respected
92 national public university rankings, including, but not limited
93 to, the U.S. News and World Report rankings, which reflect
94 national preeminence, using the most recent rankings.
95 Section 19. Section 1004.6498, Florida Statutes, is created
96 to read:
97 1004.6498 State University Professional and Graduate Degree
98 Excellence Program.—
99 (1) PURPOSE.—The State University Professional and Graduate
100 Degree Excellence Program is established to fund and support the
101 efforts of state universities to enhance the quality and
102 excellence of professional and graduate schools and degree
103 programs in medicine, law, and business and expand the economic
104 impact of state universities.
105 (2) INVESTMENTS.—Quality improvement efforts may include,
106 but are not limited to, targeted investments in faculty,
107 students, research, infrastructure, and other strategic
108 endeavors to elevate the national and global prominence of state
109 university medicine, law, and graduate-level business programs.
110 (3) FUNDING AND USE.—Funding for the program shall be as
111 provided in the General Appropriations Act. Each state
112 university shall use the funds only for the purpose and
113 investments authorized under this section.
114 (4) ACCOUNTABILITY.—By March 15 of each year, the Board of
115 Governors shall provide to the Governor, the President of the
116 Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives a report
117 summarizing information from the universities in the State
118 University System, including, but not limited to:
119 (a) Specific expenditure information as it relates to the
120 investments identified in subsection (2).
121 (b) The impact of those investments in elevating the
122 national and global prominence of the state university medicine,
123 law, and graduate-level business programs, specifically relating
125 1. The first-time pass rate on the United States Medical
126 Licensing Examination;
127 2. The first-time pass rate on The Florida Bar Examination;
128 3. The percentage of graduates enrolled or employed at a
129 wage threshold that reflects the added value of a graduate-level
130 business degree;
131 4. The advancement in the rankings of the state university
132 medicine, law, and graduate-level programs in well-known and
133 highly respected national graduate-level university rankings,
134 including, but not limited to, the U.S. News and World Report
135 rankings, which reflect national preeminence, using the most
136 recent rankings; and
137 5. The added economic benefit of the universities to the
139 Section 20. Section 1013.79, Florida Statutes, is amended
140 to read:
141 1013.79 University Facility Enhancement Challenge Grant
143 (1) The Legislature recognizes that the universities do not
144 have sufficient physical facilities to meet the current demands
145 of their instructional and research programs. It further
146 recognizes that, to strengthen and enhance universities, it is
147 necessary to provide facilities in addition to those currently
148 available from existing revenue sources. It further recognizes
149 that there are sources of private support that, if matched with
150 state support, can assist in constructing much-needed facilities
151 and strengthen the commitment of citizens and organizations in
152 promoting excellence throughout the state universities.
Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to establish a
154 trust fund to provide the opportunity for each university to
155 receive support for challenge grants for instructional and
156 research-related capital facilities within the university.
157 (2) There is established the Alec P. Courtelis University
158 Facility Enhancement Challenge Grant Program for the purpose of
159 assisting universities build high priority instructional and
160 research-related capital facilities, including common areas
161 connecting such facilities. The associated foundations that
162 serve the universities shall solicit gifts from private sources
163 to provide matching funds for capital facilities. For the
164 purposes of this act, private sources of funds may shall not
165 include any federal, state, or local government funds that a
166 university may receive.
167 (3)(a) There is established the Alec P. Courtelis Capital
168 Facilities Matching Trust Fund to facilitate the development of
169 high priority instructional and research-related capital
170 facilities, including common areas connecting such facilities,
171 within a university. All appropriated funds deposited into the
172 trust fund shall be invested pursuant to s. 17.61. Interest
173 income accruing to that portion of the trust fund shall increase
174 the total funds available for the challenge grant program.
175 ( b) Effective July 1, 2009, the Alec P. Courtelis Capital
176 Facilities Matching Trust Fund is terminated.
177 (c) The State Board of Education shall pay any outstanding
178 debts and obligations of the terminated fund as soon as
179 practicable, and the Chief Financial Officer shall close out and
180 remove the terminated funds from various state accounting
181 systems using generally accepted accounting principles
182 concerning warrants outstanding, assets, and liabilities.
183 (d) By June 30, 2008, all private funds and associated
184 interest earnings held in the Alec P. Courtelis Capital
185 Facilities Matching Trust Fund shall be transferred to the
186 originating university’s individual program account.
187 (3) (4) Each university shall establish, pursuant to s.
188 1011.42, a facilities matching grant program account as a
189 depository for private contributions provided under this
190 section. Once a project is under contract, funds appropriated as
191 state matching funds may be transferred to the university’s
192 account once the Board of Governors certifies receipt of the
193 private matching funds pursuant to subsection (4) (5). State
194 funds that are not needed as matching funds for the project for
195 which appropriated shall be transferred, together with any
196 accrued interest, back to the state fund from which such funds
197 were appropriated. The transfer of unneeded state funds must
198 shall occur within 30 days after final completion of the project
199 or within 30 days after a determination that the project will
200 not be completed. The Public Education Capital Outlay and Debt
201 Service Trust Fund or the Capital Improvement Trust Fund may
202 shall not be used as the source of the state match for private
203 contributions. Interest income accruing from the private
204 donations shall be returned to the participating foundation upon
205 completion of the project.
206 (4) (5) A project may not be initiated unless all private
207 funds for planning, construction, and equipping the facility
208 have been received and deposited in the separate university
209 program account designated for this purpose. However, these
210 requirements do not preclude the university from expending funds
211 derived from private sources to develop a prospectus, including
212 preliminary architectural schematics or models, for use in its
213 efforts to raise private funds for a facility, and for site
214 preparation, planning, and construction. The Board of Governors
215 shall establish a method for validating the receipt and deposit
216 of private matching funds. The Legislature may appropriate the
217 state’s matching funds in one or more fiscal years for the
218 planning, construction, and equipping of an eligible facility.
219 Each university shall notify all donors of private funds of a
220 substantial delay in the availability of state matching funds
221 for this program.
222 (5) (6) To be eligible to participate in the Alec P.
223 Courtelis University Facility Enhancement Challenge Grant
224 Program, a university must shall raise a contribution equal to
225 one-half of the total cost of a facilities construction project
226 from private nongovernmental sources which must shall be matched
227 by a state appropriation equal to the amount raised for a
228 facilities construction project subject to the General
229 Appropriations Act.
230 (6) (7) If the state’s share of the required match is
231 insufficient to meet the requirements of subsection (5) (6), the
232 university must shall renegotiate the terms of the contribution
233 with the donors. If the project is terminated, each private
234 donation, plus accrued interest, reverts to the foundation for
235 remittance to the donor.
236 (7) (8) By October 15 of each year, the Board of Governors
237 shall transmit to the Legislature a list of projects that meet
238 all eligibility requirements to participate in the Alec P.
239 Courtelis University Facility Enhancement Challenge Grant
240 Program and a budget request that includes the recommended
241 schedule necessary to complete each project.
242 (8) (9) In order for a project to be eligible under this
243 program, it must be included in the university 5-year capital
244 improvement plan and must receive approval from the Board of
245 Governors or the Legislature.
246 (9) (10) A university’s project may not be removed from the
247 approved 3-year PECO priority list because of its successful
248 participation in this program until approved by the Legislature
249 and provided for in the General Appropriations Act. When such a
250 project is completed and removed from the list, all other
251 projects shall move up on the 3-year PECO priority list. A
252 university may shall not use PECO funds, including the Capital
253 Improvement Trust Fund fee and the building fee, to complete a
254 project under this section.
255 (10) (11) The surveys, architectural plans, facility, and
256 equipment are shall be the property of the State of Florida. A
257 facility constructed pursuant to this section may be named in
258 honor of a donor at the option of the university and the Board
259 of Governors. A No facility may not shall be named after a
260 living person without prior approval by the Legislature.
261 (11) (12) Effective July 1, 2011, state matching funds are
262 temporarily suspended for donations received for this program on
263 or after June 30, 2011. Existing eligible donations remain
264 eligible for future matching funds. The program may be restarted
265 after $200 million of the backlog for programs under ss.
266 1011.32, 1011.85, 1011.94, and this section have been matched.
267 (12) Notwithstanding the suspension provision under
268 subsection (11), for the 2017-2018 fiscal year and subject to
269 the General Appropriations Act, the Legislature may choose to
270 prioritize funding for those projects that have matching funds
271 available before June 30, 2011, and that have not yet been
273 Section 21. Subsection (3) of section 267.062, Florida
274 Statutes, is amended to read:
275 267.062 Naming of state buildings and other facilities.—
276 (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) or s.
277 1013.79(10) s. 1013.79(11), any state building, road, bridge,
278 park, recreational complex, or other similar facility of a state
279 university may be named for a living person by the university
280 board of trustees in accordance with regulations adopted by the
281 Board of Governors of the State University System.
283 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================
284 And the title is amended as follows:
285 Delete line 52
286 and insert:
287 Revision and Information; amending s. 1001.706, F.S.;
288 requiring state universities to use gap analyses to
289 identify internship opportunities in high-demand
290 fields; creating s. 1004.6497, F.S.; establishing the
291 World Class Faculty and Scholar Program; providing the
292 purpose and intent of the program; authorizing
293 investments in certain faculty retention, recruitment,
294 and recognition activities; specifying funding as
295 provided in the General Appropriations Act; requiring
296 the funds to be used only for authorized purposes and
297 investments; requiring the Board of Governors to
298 submit an annual report to the Governor and the
299 Legislature by a specified date; creating s.
300 1004.6498, F.S.; establishing the State University
301 Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program;
302 providing the purpose of the program; listing the
303 quality improvement efforts that may be used to
304 elevate the prominence of state university medicine,
305 law, and graduate-level business programs; specifying
306 funding as provided in the General Appropriations Act;
307 requiring the funds to be used only for authorized
308 purposes and investments; requiring the Board of
309 Governors to submit an annual report to the Governor
310 and the Legislature by a specified date; amending s.
311 1013.79, F.S.; revising the intent of the Alec P.
312 Courtelis University Facility Enhancement Challenge
313 Grant Program; deleting the Alec P. Courtelis Capital
314 Facilities Matching Trust Fund; authorizing the
315 Legislature to prioritize certain funds for the 2017
316 2018 fiscal year; amending s. 267.062, F.S.;
317 conforming a cross-reference; providing an effective