Florida Senate - 2015 SB 1478 By Senator Soto 14-01218-15 20151478__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the William L. Boyd, IV, Florida 3 Resident Access Grant Program; amending s. 1009.89, 4 F.S.; providing that an independent college or 5 university that was a successor by merger to certain 6 independent colleges or universities is eligible to 7 receive William L. Boyd, IV, Florida resident access 8 grant payments; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 1009.89, Florida 13 Statutes, is amended to read: 14 1009.89 The William L. Boyd, IV, Florida resident access 15 grants.— 16 (3) The department shall issue through the program a 17 William L. Boyd, IV, Florida resident access grant to any full 18 time degree-seeking undergraduate student registered at an 19 independent nonprofit college or university which is located in 20 and chartered by the state; which is accredited by the 21 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges 22 and Schools; which grants baccalaureate degrees; which is not a 23 state university or Florida College System institution; and 24 which has a secular purpose, so long as the receipt of state aid 25 by students at the institution would not have the primary effect 26 of advancing or impeding religion or result in an excessive 27 entanglement between the state and any religious sect. Any 28 independent college or university that was eligible to receive 29 tuition vouchers on January 1, 1989, and which continues to meet 30 the criteria under which its eligibility was established, or 31 that on July 1, 2013, was a successor by merger to an 32 independent college or university that was eligible to receive 33 access grant payments under this section, shall remain eligible 34 to receive William L. Boyd, IV, Florida resident access grant 35 payments. 36 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.