Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 622
       By Senator Montford
       3-00289-15                                             2015622__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to higher education facilities
    3         financing; amending s. 243.52, F.S.; expanding the
    4         definition of the term “project” as it relates to the
    5         Higher Educational Facilities Financing Act; providing
    6         an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 243.52, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         243.52 Definitions.—As used in ss. 243.50-243.77, the term:
   13         (3) “Project” means a structure suitable for use as a
   14  dormitory or other housing facility; a dining hall; a student
   15  union; an administration building or academic building; a
   16  library; a laboratory; a research facility; a classroom; an
   17  athletic facility; a health care facility; or a maintenance,
   18  storage, or utility facility. The term also includes related
   19  structures or facilities; those structures or facilities useful
   20  for the instruction of students, the conducting of research, or
   21  the operation of an institution of higher education, including
   22  parking and other facilities or structures for the orderly
   23  conduct of such institution of higher education; equipment,
   24  machinery, and other similar items necessary or convenient for
   25  the operation of a particular structure or facility, but not
   26  items such as books, fuel, supplies, or those that are
   27  customarily deemed to result in a current operating charge; and
   28  dormitory, student service facility, parking facility,
   29  administration building, academic building, or library and
   30  includes a loan in anticipation of tuition revenues by an
   31  institution of higher education, as defined in subsection (6).
   32         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.