SB 446                                           Third Engrossed
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to Florida College System boards of
    3         trustees; amending s. 1001.61, F.S., relating to the
    4         membership requirements for the Florida College System
    5         institution boards of trustees; requiring the St.
    6         Johns River State College board to have a specified
    7         number of trustees; providing for staggered terms of
    8         board members; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 1001.61,
   13  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   14         1001.61 Florida College System institution boards of
   15  trustees; membership.—
   16         (1) Florida College System institution boards of trustees
   17  shall be comprised of five members when a Florida College System
   18  institution district is confined to one school board district;
   19  seven members when a Florida College System institution district
   20  is confined to one school board district and the board of
   21  trustees so elects; and not more than nine members when the
   22  district contains two or more school board districts, as
   23  provided by rules of the State Board of Education. However,
   24  Florida State College at Jacksonville shall have an odd number
   25  of trustees, and St. Johns River State College shall have seven
   26  trustees from the three-county area that the college serves.
   27         (2) Trustees shall be appointed by the Governor to
   28  staggered 4-year terms, subject to confirmation and confirmed by
   29  the Senate in regular session.
   30         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.