Florida Senate - 2012 SB 1164 By Senator Detert 23-01136-12 20121164__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to postsecondary education tuition; 3 amending s. 1009.21, F.S.; providing that a dependent 4 child who lived in the state with a parent before the 5 parent’s death and who continues to live in the state 6 with an adult who is not the child’s parent while 7 completing the requirements for a high school diploma 8 may qualify as a resident for tuition purposes 9 regardless of whether a parent who does not live in 10 the state claims the minor as a dependent pursuant to 11 federal income tax provisions; providing an effective 12 date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (2) of 17 section 1009.21, Florida Statutes, to read: 18 1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition 19 purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or 20 nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in 21 postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical 22 career centers or career centers operated by school districts, 23 in Florida College System institutions, and in state 24 universities. 25 (2) 26 (d) The legal residence of a dependent child who lived in 27 this state with a parent before the parent’s death and who 28 continues to live in this state with an adult who is not the 29 child’s parent while completing the requirements for a high 30 school diploma may qualify as a resident for tuition purposes 31 regardless of whether a parent who does not live in this state 32 claims the minor as a dependent pursuant to federal income tax 33 provisions. 34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.