Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/HB 833, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             05/04/2017 10:29 AM       .                                

       Senator Baxley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 221 and 222
    4  insert:
    5         Section 8. Paragraph (b) of subsection (7) of section
    6  1012.56, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         1012.56 Educator certification requirements.—
    9         (b) The department shall issue a temporary certificate to
   10  any applicant who completes the requirements outlined in
   11  paragraphs (2)(a)-(f) and completes the subject area content
   12  requirements specified in state board rule or demonstrates
   13  mastery of subject area knowledge pursuant to subsection (5) and
   14  holds an accredited degree or a degree approved by the
   15  Department of Education at the level required for the subject
   16  area specialization in state board rule, subject to the
   17  following conditions:
   18         1. If the applicant does not enroll in a teacher
   19  preparation program or a teacher mentorship and induction
   20  program within 90 days after the issuance of the temporary
   21  certificate, the temporary certificate shall be revoked.
   22         2. An applicant whose temporary certificate has been
   23  revoked pursuant to subparagraph 1. must enroll in a teacher
   24  preparation program or a teacher mentorship and induction
   25  program before the department may issue the applicant a new
   26  temporary certificate.
   27         3. An applicant previously enrolled in a teacher
   28  preparation program or a teacher mentorship and induction
   29  program but who is no longer enrolled in the program has 30 days
   30  to reenroll, or his or her temporary certificate shall be
   31  revoked.
   33  Each temporary certificate is valid for 3 school fiscal years
   34  and is nonrenewable. However, the requirement in paragraph
   35  (2)(g) must be met within 1 calendar year of the date of
   36  employment under the temporary certificate. Individuals who are
   37  employed under contract at the end of the 1 calendar year time
   38  period may continue to be employed through the end of the school
   39  year in which they have been contracted. A school district shall
   40  not employ, or continue the employment of, an individual in a
   41  position for which a temporary certificate is required beyond
   42  this time period if the individual has not met the requirement
   43  of paragraph (2)(g). The State Board of Education shall adopt
   44  rules to allow the department to extend the validity period of a
   45  temporary certificate for 2 years when the requirements for the
   46  professional certificate, not including the requirement in
   47  paragraph (2)(g), were not completed due to the serious illness
   48  or injury of the applicant or other extraordinary extenuating
   49  circumstances. The department shall reissue the temporary
   50  certificate for 2 additional years upon approval by the
   51  Commissioner of Education. A written request for reissuance of
   52  the certificate shall be submitted by the district school
   53  superintendent, the governing authority of a university lab
   54  school, the governing authority of a state-supported school, or
   55  the governing authority of a private school.
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   58  And the title is amended as follows:
   59         Delete line 21
   60  and insert:
   61         cross-references to changes made by the act; amending
   62         s. 1012.56, F.S.; specifying conditions under which a
   63         temporary certificate for an educator shall be
   64         revoked; providing