Florida Senate - 2013                                    SB 1254
       By Senator Detert
       28-00125B-13                                          20131254__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to postsecondary education tuition;
    3         amending s. 1009.21, F.S.; providing that, if certain
    4         criteria are met, a dependent child whose deceased
    5         parent was a United States citizen and a legal
    6         resident of this state may qualify as a resident of
    7         this state for tuition purposes while completing the
    8         requirements for a high school diploma; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (2) of
   14  section 1009.21, Florida Statutes, to read:
   15         1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition
   16  purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or
   17  nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in
   18  postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical
   19  career centers or career centers operated by school districts,
   20  in Florida College System institutions, and in state
   21  universities.
   22         (2)
   23         (d) A dependent child who is a citizen of the United States
   24  may, upon the death of a parent who was a citizen of the United
   25  States and a legal resident of this state, qualify as a legal
   26  resident of this state for tuition purposes while completing the
   27  requirements for a high school diploma if the child continues to
   28  live in this state, regardless of who claims the child as a
   29  dependent pursuant to federal income tax provisions or which
   30  state that person lives in.
   31         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.