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CS/CS/SB 896 — Florida Prepaid College Board

by Appropriations Committee; Education Committee; and Senator Simmons

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill extends the repeal date for the Florida Prepaid College Board’s direct-support organization from October 1, 2017, to October 1, 2022, and modifies the requirement for disclosure of financial interests for certain members of the Florida Prepaid College Board. Specifically, the bill requires the following members of the Florida Prepaid College Board to file a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) rather than the Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interests (Form 6) that is currently required:

  • The Chancellor of the State University System;
  • The Chancellor of the Division of Florida Colleges; and
  • An individual who is appointed by the Governor and who is not a constitutional officer or candidate for constitutional office.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 117-0