Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 392
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/05/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Hukill and Simpson) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 70 - 91
    4  and insert:
    5         (d) Three credits in social studies.—A student must earn
    6  one credit in United States History; one credit in World
    7  History; one-half credit in economics, which must include
    8  financial literacy; and one-half credit in United States
    9  Government. The United States History EOC assessment constitutes
   10  30 percent of the student’s final course grade. However, for a
   11  student entering grade 9 in the 2017-2018 school year or
   12  thereafter, financial literacy is not a required component of
   13  the one-half credit in economics.
   14         (g) Eight Credits in Electives.—School districts must
   15  develop and offer coordinated electives so that a student may
   16  develop knowledge and skills in his or her area of interest,
   17  such as electives with a STEM or liberal arts focus. Such
   18  electives must include opportunities for students to earn
   19  college credit, including industry-certified career education
   20  programs or series of career-themed courses that result in
   21  industry certification or articulate into the award of college
   22  credit, or career education courses for which there is a
   23  statewide or local articulation agreement and which lead to
   24  college credit. A student entering grade 9 before the 2017-2018
   25  school year must earn eight credits in electives. A student
   26  entering grade 9 in the 2017-2018 school year or thereafter must
   27  earn seven and one-half credits in electives.
   28         (h) One-half credit in personal financial literacy.
   29  Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2017-2018 school
   30  year, each student shall earn one-half credit in personal