Florida Senate - 2018 SB 600 By Senator Campbell 38-00075-18 2018600__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Bright Futures 3 Scholarship Program; amending s. 1009.532, F.S.; 4 revising the criteria for renewal of Florida Bright 5 Futures Scholarship Program awards to include a 6 minimum number of volunteer service work hours; 7 specifying the requirements for eligible volunteer 8 service work; prohibiting the use of hours earned from 9 certain work to satisfy the requirements; requiring 10 that earned volunteer service work hours be documented 11 in writing and signed by specified individuals; 12 providing an exception for a student who enlists in 13 military service; providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (1) of 18 section 1009.532, Florida Statutes, to read: 19 1009.532 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; 20 student eligibility requirements for renewal awards.— 21 (1) To be eligible to renew a scholarship from any of the 22 three types of scholarships under the Florida Bright Futures 23 Scholarship Program, a student must: 24 (d) For a student initially eligible in the 2018-2019 25 academic term and thereafter, complete at least 30 hours of 26 volunteer service work during the academic term or summer term. 27 1. The volunteer service work must be performed solely by 28 the student and may involve, but is not limited to, activities 29 with any of the following: 30 a. A nonprofit organization; 31 b. A governmental agency; 32 c. A school; 33 d. A hospital; 34 e. A retirement facility; or 35 f. A disabled or elderly individual in need of assistance. 36 2. A student may not use hours earned from work with a 37 relative’s business or for which the student has received 38 academic credit or remuneration, including money, a gift, or any 39 other benefit, to satisfy the requirement in this paragraph. 40 3. Any earned volunteer service work hours must be 41 documented in writing and signed by the student and the 42 individual, or his or her representative if the individual is 43 physically unable to sign, or a representative of the 44 organization for which the student performed the volunteer 45 service work. 46 47 This paragraph does not apply to a student who enlists in the 48 United States Armed Forces during the academic term or summer 49 term. 50 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.