Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 904
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/10/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Negron) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 114 and 115
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsection (6) of section 1007.24, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         1007.24 Statewide course numbering system.—
    8         (6) Providers of online courses and nonpublic colleges and
    9  schools that are fully accredited by a regional or national
   10  accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of
   11  Education and are either eligible to participate in the William
   12  L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant or have been issued a
   13  regular license pursuant to s. 1005.31, may participate in the
   14  statewide course numbering system pursuant to this section.
   15  Participating colleges and schools shall bear the costs
   16  associated with inclusion in the system and shall meet the terms
   17  and conditions for institutional participation in the system.
   18  The department shall adopt a fee schedule that includes the
   19  expenses incurred for through data processing, faculty task
   20  force travel and per diem, and staff and clerical support time.
   21  Such fee schedule may differentiate between the costs associated
   22  with initial course inclusion in the system and costs associated
   23  with subsequent course maintenance in the system. Decisions
   24  regarding initial course inclusion and subsequent course
   25  maintenance must be made within 360 days after submission of the
   26  required materials and fees by the institution. The Department
   27  of Education may select a date by which colleges must submit
   28  requests for new courses to be included, and may delay review of
   29  courses submitted after that date until the next year’s cycle.
   30  Any college that currently participates in the system, and that
   31  participated in the system before prior to July 1, 1986, is
   32  shall not be required to pay the costs associated with initial
   33  course inclusion in the system. Fees collected for participation
   34  in the statewide course numbering system pursuant to the
   35  provisions of this section shall be deposited into in the
   36  Institutional Assessment Trust Fund. Any nonpublic, nonprofit
   37  college or university that is eligible to participate in the
   38  statewide course numbering system is shall not be required to
   39  pay the costs associated with participation in the system. No
   40  college or school shall record student transcripts or document
   41  courses offered by the college or school in accordance with this
   42  subsection unless the college or school is actually
   43  participating in the system pursuant to rules of the State Board
   44  of Education. Any college or school deemed to be in violation of
   45  this section is shall be subject to the provisions of s.
   46  1005.38.
   48  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   49         And the title is amended as follows:
   50         Delete line 21
   51  and insert:
   52         courses; amending s. 1007.24, F.S.; including
   53         providers of online courses in the statewide course
   54         numbering system; amending s. 1008.24, F.S.;
   55         authorizing a