Florida Senate - 2016 SB 944 By Senator Richter 23-00505-16 2016944__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to out-of-state fee waivers for active 3 duty service members; amending s. 1009.26, F.S.; 4 requiring state universities, Florida College System 5 institutions, and certain centers to waive out-of 6 state fees for active duty members of the United 7 States Armed Forces residing or stationed outside of 8 this state; prohibiting tuition and fees charged to 9 such students from exceeding a specified amount; 10 requiring an annual report of all out-of-state fee 11 waivers for such individuals; requiring the Board of 12 Governors and the State Board of education to adopt 13 related regulations and rules; providing an effective 14 date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Subsection (14) is added to section 1009.26, 19 Florida Statutes, to read: 20 1009.26 Fee waivers.— 21 (14)(a) A state university, Florida College System 22 institution, career center operated by a school district under 23 s. 1001.44, or charter technical career center shall waive out 24 of-state fees for a person who is an active duty member of the 25 Armed Forces of the United States residing or stationed outside 26 of this state. 27 (b) Tuition and fees charged to a student who qualifies for 28 the out-of-state fee waiver under this subsection may not exceed 29 the tuition and fees charged to a resident student. 30 (c) Each state university, Florida College System 31 institution, career center operated by a school district under 32 s. 1001.44, and charter technical career center shall report to 33 the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education, 34 respectively, the number and value of all fee waivers granted 35 annually under this subsection. 36 (d) The Board of Governors and the State Board of Education 37 shall respectively adopt regulations and rules to administer 38 this subsection. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.