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CS/SB 4: Higher Education

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

Higher Education; Citing this act as the "Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018"; revising the preeminent state research universities program graduation rate requirements and funding distributions; authorizing a public institution of higher education to create and enforce certain restrictions relating to expressive activities on campus; providing for the future repeal of provisions relating to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Sarasota/Manatee, respectively; establishing the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program; establishing the State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program; authorizing students to use certain Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards for summer term enrollment beginning in specified years under certain circumstances; extending coverage of the Benacquisto Scholarship Program to include tuition and fees for qualified nonresident students, etc. APPROPRIATION: $123,513,035.00

Effective Date: March 11, 2018 except as otherwise provided
Last Action: 3/12/2018 - Chapter No. 2018-4
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education (AHE)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    8/30/2017 Senate • Filed
    • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; Appropriations -SJ 10
    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 -SJ 101
    10/10/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education -SJ 101
    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 -SJ 104
    • Now in Appropriations -SJ 104
    11/27/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 12/06/17, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    12/6/2017 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -SJ 104
    12/8/2017 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    12/12/2017 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 104
    1/8/2018 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/11/18
    1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 9
    • CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 93
    1/11/2018 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 140
    • Amendment(s) adopted (526604, 662816) -SJ 140
    • Amendment(s) failed (398480) -SJ 140
    • Read 3rd time -SJ 140
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 34 NAYS 0 -SJ 140
    • Immediately certified -SJ 141
    1/11/2018 House • In Messages
    2/27/2018 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 684
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/18
    • Received -HJ 683, 684
    3/2/2018 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 423 -HJ 812
    • Read 2nd time -HJ 812
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/5/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 865, 866
    • Amendment(s) failed (511359) -HJ 874
    • Amendment(s) adopted (843425) -HJ 866
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 84 NAYS 28 -HJ 874, 875
    3/5/2018 Senate • In returning messages
    • Amendment(s) to House amendment(s) failed (104550, 709462) -SJ 715
    • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (843425) -SJ 706, 716
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 33 NAYS 5 -SJ 716
    • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 716
    3/6/2018 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 780
    3/11/2018 • Approved by Governor
    3/12/2018 • Chapter No. 2018-4

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  • CS/SB 4, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/5/2018 at 8:23 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (7)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 423 (c2) Higher Education Rodrigues Similar Last Action: 3/2/2018 H Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4) -HJ 812
    H 831 Postsecondary Education Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    H 909 (e1) Higher Education Rommel, Clemons Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 215 (Ch. 2018-130), HB 5003 (Ch. 2018-10), CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    H 1331 The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Smith Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 540 (c2) Postsecondary Education Hukill Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 1234 (c1) Free Expression on Campus Baxley Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 1752 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Torres Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Education, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)

    Citations - Statutes (24)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors. Page 5 (pdf)
    1001.7065 Preeminent state research universities program. Page 8 (pdf)
    1001.71 University boards of trustees; membership. Page 10 (pdf)
    1001.92 State University System Performance-Based Incentive. Page 11 (pdf)
    1004.097 Page 12 (pdf)
    1004.28 Direct-support organizations; use of property; board of directors; activities; audit; facilities. Page 15 (pdf)
    1004.33 The University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Page 17 (pdf)
    1004.335 Page 17 (pdf)
    1004.34 The University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee. Page 17 (pdf)
    1004.341 Page 21 (pdf)
    1004.344 The Florida Center for the Partnerships for Arts Integrated Teaching. Page 23 (pdf)
    1004.6497 Page 24 (pdf)
    1004.6498 Page 25 (pdf)
    1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education. Page 27 (pdf)
    1009.22 Workforce education postsecondary student fees. Page 27 (pdf)
    1009.23 Florida College System institution student fees. Page 28 (pdf)
    1009.24 State university student fees. Page 29 (pdf)
    1009.53 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Page 34 (pdf)
    1009.534 Florida Academic Scholars award. Page 34 (pdf)
    1009.535 Florida Medallion Scholars award. Page 35 (pdf)
    1009.701 First Generation Matching Grant Program. Page 35 (pdf)
    1009.893 Benacquisto Scholarship Program. Page 37 (pdf)
    1009.894 Page 39 (pdf)
    1009.98 Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program. Page 42 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 4, Engrossed 2 Posted 3/5/2018 at 8:05 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 423 (c2) Higher Education Rodrigues Compare Last Action: 3/2/2018 H Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4) -HJ 812
    H 831 Postsecondary Education Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    H 1331 The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Smith Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 540 (c2) Postsecondary Education Hukill Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 1752 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Torres Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Education, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)

    Citations - Statutes (24)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors. Page 4 (pdf)
    1001.7065 Preeminent state research universities program. Page 5 (pdf)
    1001.71 University boards of trustees; membership.
    1001.92 State University System Performance-Based Incentive. Page 8 (pdf)
    1004.097
    1004.28 Direct-support organizations; use of property; board of directors; activities; audit; facilities. Page 9 (pdf)
    1004.33 The University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
    1004.335
    1004.34 The University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee.
    1004.341
    1004.344 The Florida Center for the Partnerships for Arts Integrated Teaching.
    1004.6497 Page 11 (pdf)
    1004.6498 Page 13 (pdf)
    1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education. Page 14 (pdf)
    1009.22 Workforce education postsecondary student fees. Page 15 (pdf)
    1009.23 Florida College System institution student fees. Page 15 (pdf)
    1009.24 State university student fees. Page 16 (pdf)
    1009.53 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Page 23 (pdf)
    1009.534 Florida Academic Scholars award. Page 24 (pdf)
    1009.535 Florida Medallion Scholars award. Page 24 (pdf)
    1009.701 First Generation Matching Grant Program. Page 25 (pdf)
    1009.893 Benacquisto Scholarship Program. Page 26 (pdf)
    1009.894 Page 29 (pdf)
    1009.98 Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program. Page 31 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 4, Engrossed 1 Posted 1/11/2018 at 4:48 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   House Message Summary (pdf)

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 423 (c2) Higher Education Rodrigues Compare Last Action: 3/2/2018 H Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4) -HJ 812
    H 831 Postsecondary Education Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    H 1331 The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Smith Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 540 (c2) Postsecondary Education Hukill Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 1752 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Torres Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Education, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)

    Floor Amendments (5)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    843425 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Rodrigues 3/2/2018
    3:43 PM
    Senate: Concurred
    3/5/2018
    PDF
    hierarchy 709462 - Amendment to Amendment (843425)
    Delete lines 352 - 528 and insert:
    Rouson 3/5/2018
    6:43 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/5/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 511359 - Amendment to Amendment (843425)
    Remove lines 275-282
    Smith 3/5/2018
    8:21 AM
    House: Failed
    3/5/2018
    PDF
    hierarchy 546049 - Amendment to Amendment (843425)
    Remove lines 539-541 and insert:
    Rodrigues 3/5/2018
    8:58 AM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/5/2018
    PDF
    hierarchy 104550 - S Amend. to H Amend. (843425)
    Delete lines 212 - 282.
    Thurston 3/5/2018
    6:32 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/5/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (4)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/5/2018 2:34 PM House - Amendment 511359 37 Yeas - 75 Nays
    3/5/2018 2:56 PM House - Amendment 843425 79 Yeas - 34 Nays
    3/5/2018 2:57 PM House 84 Yeas - 28 Nays
    3/5/2018 7:37 PM Senate 33 Yeas - 5 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (17)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors. Page 4 (pdf)
    1001.7065 Preeminent state research universities program. Page 5 (pdf)
    1001.92 State University System Performance-Based Incentive. Page 8 (pdf)
    1004.28 Direct-support organizations; use of property; board of directors; activities; audit; facilities. Page 9 (pdf)
    1004.6497 Page 11 (pdf)
    1004.6498 Page 13 (pdf)
    1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education. Page 14 (pdf)
    1009.22 Workforce education postsecondary student fees. Page 15 (pdf)
    1009.23 Florida College System institution student fees. Page 15 (pdf)
    1009.24 State university student fees. Page 16 (pdf)
    1009.53 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Page 23 (pdf)
    1009.534 Florida Academic Scholars award. Page 24 (pdf)
    1009.535 Florida Medallion Scholars award. Page 24 (pdf)
    1009.701 First Generation Matching Grant Program. Page 25 (pdf)
    1009.893 Benacquisto Scholarship Program. Page 26 (pdf)
    1009.894 Page 29 (pdf)
    1009.98 Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program. Page 31 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 4, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 12/8/2017 at 1:56 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 423 Higher Education Rodrigues Similar Last Action: 3/2/2018 H Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4) -HJ 812
    H 831 Postsecondary Education Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    H 1331 The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Smith Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 540 (c1) Postsecondary Education Hukill Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 1752 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Torres Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Education, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)

    Floor Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    526604 - Amendment
    Delete lines 219 - 225 and insert:
    Braynon 1/10/2018
    11:46 AM
    Senate: Adopted
    1/11/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    398480 - Amendment
    Delete lines 841 - 842.
    Rodriguez 1/11/2018
    9:05 AM
    Senate: Failed
    1/11/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    662816 - Amendment
    Delete lines 917 - 926 and insert:
    Galvano 1/10/2018
    10:22 AM
    Senate: Adopted
    1/11/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    1/11/2018 4:37 PM Senate 34 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (17)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors. Page 4 (pdf)
    1001.7065 Preeminent state research universities program. Page 5 (pdf)
    1001.92 State University System Performance-Based Incentive. Page 8 (pdf)
    1004.28 Direct-support organizations; use of property; board of directors; activities; audit; facilities. Page 9 (pdf)
    1004.6497 Page 11 (pdf)
    1004.6498 Page 13 (pdf)
    1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education. Page 14 (pdf)
    1009.22 Workforce education postsecondary student fees. Page 15 (pdf)
    1009.23 Florida College System institution student fees. Page 15 (pdf)
    1009.24 State university student fees. Page 16 (pdf)
    1009.53 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Page 23 (pdf)
    1009.534 Florida Academic Scholars award. Page 24 (pdf)
    1009.535 Florida Medallion Scholars award. Page 24 (pdf)
    1009.701 First Generation Matching Grant Program. Page 25 (pdf)
    1009.893 Benacquisto Scholarship Program. Page 26 (pdf)
    1009.894 Page 29 (pdf)
    1009.98 Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program. Page 31 (pdf)

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  • SB 4, Original Filed Version Posted 8/30/2017 at 10:30 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Education (Pre-Meeting) 10/6/2017 (pdf)
    Education (Post-Meeting) 10/10/2017 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education (Pre-Meeting) 11/7/2017 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education (Post-Meeting) 11/18/2017 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Pre-Meeting) 12/5/2017 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Post-Meeting) 12/8/2017 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 423 Higher Education Rodrigues Identical Last Action: 3/2/2018 H Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4) -HJ 812
    H 831 Postsecondary Education Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)
    S 540 (c1) Postsecondary Education Hukill Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2018-4)

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    312532 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Galvano)
    12/5/2017
    11:30 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    12/6/2017
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (3)

    Date Committee Result
    10/9/2017 3:30 PM Education 9 Yeas - 0 Nays
    11/8/2017 2:00 PM Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education 6 Yeas - 0 Nays
    12/6/2017 1:30 PM Appropriations 19 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (17)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors. Page 4 (pdf)
    1001.7065 Preeminent state research universities program. Page 5 (pdf)
    1001.92 State University System Performance-Based Incentive. Page 7 (pdf)
    1004.28 Direct-support organizations; use of property; board of directors; activities; audit; facilities. Page 8 (pdf)
    1004.6497 Page 10 (pdf)
    1004.6498 Page 12 (pdf)
    1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education. Page 13 (pdf)
    1009.22 Workforce education postsecondary student fees. Page 14 (pdf)
    1009.23 Florida College System institution student fees. Page 14 (pdf)
    1009.24 State university student fees. Page 15 (pdf)
    1009.53 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Page 22 (pdf)
    1009.534 Florida Academic Scholars award. Page 23 (pdf)
    1009.535 Florida Medallion Scholars award. Page 23 (pdf)
    1009.701 First Generation Matching Grant Program. Page 24 (pdf)
    1009.893 Benacquisto Scholarship Program. Page 25 (pdf)
    1009.894 Page 28 (pdf)
    1009.98 Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program. Page 31 (pdf)

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