Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/23/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Education (Galvano) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 569 - 597
    4  and insert:
    5         (b)A student who initially enrolls in a baccalaureate
    6  degree program in the 2017-2018 academic year or later and who
    7  is not a resident of this state, as determined pursuant to s.
    8  1009.40 and rules of the State Board of Education, must:
    9         1.Physically reside in this state on or near the campus of
   10  the postsecondary educational institution in which the student
   11  is enrolled;
   12         2. Earn a high school diploma from a school outside Florida
   13  which is comparable to a standard Florida high school diploma or
   14  its equivalent pursuant to s. 1002.3105, s. 1003.4281, s.
   15  1003.4282, or s. 1003.435 or must complete a home education
   16  program in another state; and
   17         3. Be accepted by and enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate
   18  degree program at an eligible regionally accredited Florida
   19  public or independent postsecondary educational institution
   20  during the fall academic term following high school graduation.
   21         (5)(a)1. An eligible student who meets the requirements of
   22  paragraph (4)(a), who is a National Merit Scholar or National
   23  Achievement Scholar, and who attends a Florida public
   24  postsecondary educational institution shall receive a
   25  scholarship award equal to the institutional cost of attendance
   26  minus the sum of the student’s Florida Bright Futures
   27  Scholarship and National Merit Scholarship or National
   28  Achievement Scholarship.
   29         2. An eligible student who meets the requirements under
   30  paragraph (4)(b), who is a National Merit Scholar, and who
   31  attends a Florida public postsecondary educational institution
   32  shall receive a scholarship award equal to the institutional
   33  cost of attendance for a resident of this state less the
   34  student’s National Merit Scholarship.