Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 2
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Comm: UNFAV           .                                
                  02/08/2017           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education (Clemens)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 467 - 504
    4  and insert:
    5  burden on the citizens of the state. Because the William L.
    6  Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant Program is not related
    7  to a student’s financial need or other criteria upon which
    8  financial aid programs are based, it is the intent of the
    9  Legislature that the William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident
   10  Access Grant Program not be considered a financial aid program
   11  but rather a tuition assistance program for its citizens.
   12         (2) The William L. Boyd, IV, Effective Access to Student
   13  Education Florida Resident Access Grant Program shall be
   14  administered by the Department of Education. The State Board of
   15  Education shall adopt rules for the administration of the
   16  program.
   17         (3) The department shall issue through the program a
   18  William L. Boyd, IV, Effective Access to Student Education
   19  Florida resident access grant to any full-time degree-seeking
   20  undergraduate student registered at an independent nonprofit
   21  college or university which is located in and chartered by the
   22  state; which is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the
   23  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; which grants
   24  baccalaureate degrees; which is not a state university or
   25  Florida College System institution; and which has a secular
   26  purpose, so long as the receipt of state aid by students at the
   27  institution would not have the primary effect of advancing or
   28  impeding religion or result in an excessive entanglement between
   29  the state and any religious sect. Any independent college or
   30  university that was eligible to receive tuition vouchers on
   31  January 1, 1989, and which continues to meet the criteria under
   32  which its eligibility was established, shall remain eligible to
   33  receive William L. Boyd, IV, Effective Access to Student
   34  Education Florida resident access grant payments.
   35         (4) A person is eligible to receive such William L. Boyd,
   36  IV, Effective Access to Student Education Florida resident
   37  access grant if:
   38         (a) He or she demonstrates a financial need.
   39         (b)(a) He or she meets the general requirements, including
   40  residency, for student eligibility as provided in s. 1009.40,
   41  except as otherwise provided in this section; and
   42         (c)(b)1. He or she is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate
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   45  And the title is amended as follows:
   46         Delete line 48
   47  and insert:
   48         Resident Access Grant Program; revising eligibility
   49         requirements for the program to include a
   50         demonstration of financial need; amending s. 1009.893,