Florida Senate - 2016                                     SB 576
       By Senator Flores
       37-00762-16                                            2016576__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to public educational facilities;
    3         amending s. 1013.40, F.S.; authorizing certain Florida
    4         College System institutions to construct dormitories
    5         for up to 400 students; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 1013.40, Florida
   10  Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         1013.40 Planning and construction of Florida College System
   12  institution facilities; property acquisition.—
   13         (4) The campus of a Florida College System institution
   14  within a municipality designated as an area of critical state
   15  concern, as defined in s. 380.05, and having a comprehensive
   16  plan and land development regulations containing a building
   17  permit allocation system that limits annual growth, may
   18  construct dormitories for up to 400 100 beds for Florida College
   19  System institution students. Such dormitories are shall be
   20  exempt from the building permit allocation system and may be
   21  constructed up to 45 feet in height if the dormitories provided
   22  that they are otherwise consistent with the comprehensive plan,
   23  the Florida College System institution has a hurricane
   24  evacuation plan that requires all dormitory occupants to be
   25  evacuated 48 hours in advance of tropical force winds, and that
   26  transportation is provided for dormitory occupants during an
   27  evacuation.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.