ENROLLED 2016 Legislature SB 576, 1st Engrossed 2016576er 1 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 300 beds for students; prohibiting the use 6 of state funds and tuition and fee revenues for 7 construction, debt service payments, maintenance, or 8 operation of such dormitories; prohibiting additional 9 beds constructed after a specified date from being 10 financed through a bond issue; providing an effective 11 date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 1013.40, Florida 16 Statutes, is amended to read: 17 1013.40 Planning and construction of Florida College System 18 institution facilities; property acquisition.— 19 (4) The campus of a Florida College System institution 20 within a municipality designated as an area of critical state 21 concern, as defined in s. 380.05, and having a comprehensive 22 plan and land development regulations containing a building 23 permit allocation system that limits annual growth, may 24 construct dormitories for up to 300
100beds for Florida College 25 System institution students. Such dormitories are shall be26 exempt from the building permit allocation system and may be 27 constructed up to 45 feet in height if the dormitories provided28 that theyare otherwise consistent with the comprehensive plan, 29 the Florida College System institution has a hurricane 30 evacuation plan that requires all dormitory occupants to be 31 evacuated 48 hours in advance of tropical force winds, and that32 transportation is provided for dormitory occupants during an 33 evacuation. State funds and tuition and fee revenues may not be 34 used for construction, debt service payments, maintenance, or 35 operation of such dormitories. Additional dormitory beds 36 constructed after July 1, 2016, may not be financed through the 37 issuance of a bond. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.