Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1738 Ì425224}Î425224 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education (Stewart) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Subsection (5) of section 1002.55, Florida 6 Statutes, is amended to read: 7 1002.55 School-year prekindergarten program delivered by 8 private prekindergarten providers.— 9 (5)(a) Notwithstanding paragraph (3)(b), a private 10 prekindergarten provider may not participate in the Voluntary 11 Prekindergarten Education Program if the provider has child 12 disciplinary policies that do not prohibit children from being 13 subjected to discipline that is severe, humiliating, 14 frightening, or associated with food, rest, toileting, spanking, 15 or any other form of physical punishment as provided in s. 16 402.305(12). 17 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a 18 private prekindergarten provider has been cited for a class I 19 violation, as defined by rule, the coalition may refuse to 20 contract with the provider. 21 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018. 22 23 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 24 And the title is amended as follows: 25 Delete everything before the enacting clause 26 and insert: 27 A bill to be entitled 28 An act relating to the Voluntary Prekindergarten 29 Education Program; amending s. 1002.55, F.S.; 30 authorizing an early learning coalition to refuse to 31 contract with certain private prekindergarten 32 providers; providing an effective date.