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SB 4: Higher Education

GENERAL BILL by Galvano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry ; Young ; Bradley ; Stewart ; Stargel ; Simpson ; Steube ; Passidomo ; Bean ; Baxley ; Hukill ; Benacquisto

Higher Education; Citing this act as the "Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018"; establishing the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program; authorizing state university investments in certain faculty retention, recruitment, and recognition activities; establishing the State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program; authorizing a student to use Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards for summer term enrollment; extending coverage of the Benacquisto Scholarship Program to include tuition and fees for qualified nonresident students, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 11/8/2017 Senate - Now in Appropriations
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
8/30/2017 Senate • Filed
• Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; Appropriations
9/5/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 09/12/17, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Meeting cancelled
10/2/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 10/09/17, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
10/9/2017 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
10/10/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education
10/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, 11/08/17, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
11/8/2017 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
• Now in Appropriations