Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for HB 859
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
               Floor: 1a/RE/2R         .                                
             05/01/2017 04:05 PM       .                                

       Senator Bean moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (968838) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 53 - 97
    5  and insert:
    6  shall consist of the following persons or their designees: the
    7  Chancellor of the State University System, the Chancellor of the
    8  Florida College System, the Commissioner of Education, the
    9  executive director of the commission, and the president of the
   10  Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. The commission
   11  shall provide administrative support for the council. The
   12  council shall:
   13         (a) Within 60 days after the effective date of this act,
   14  apply for this state to participate as a member state of a
   15  reciprocity agreement;
   16         (b) Serve as the single portal entity for administration of
   17  a reciprocity agreement;
   18         (c) Review and approve applications from institutions in
   19  this state to participate in a reciprocity agreement and
   20  establish an appeals process for institutions that are not
   21  approved to participate in a reciprocity agreement;
   22         (d) Ensure compliance by Florida institutions with the
   23  terms and provisions of a reciprocity agreement, including, but
   24  not limited to, accreditation and institutional quality,
   25  consumer information and protection, disclosure and reporting
   26  requirements, complaint mechanisms, and financial
   27  responsibility;
   28         (e) Comply with the terms and provisions of a reciprocity
   29  agreement relating to any member state, Florida institution, or
   30  non-Florida institution;
   31         (f) Comply with the reporting requirements in a reciprocity
   32  agreement and post all such reports on the council’s website;
   33         (g) Consistent with the complaint resolution processes in a
   34  reciprocity agreement, develop and administer a complaint
   35  resolution process to resolve complaints related to a
   36  reciprocity agreement after all complaint processes in place at
   37  a Florida institution have been exhausted by the complainant;
   38         (h) Delegate any responsibilities, obligations, or
   39  authorities necessary for the administration of this state’s
   40  participation in a reciprocity agreement to the commission’s
   41  staff; and
   42         (i) Recommend rules necessary to administer this section
   43  for adoption by the state board.
   44         (4) The Governor may request that the council convene for
   45  the purpose of reconsidering this state’s participation in a
   46  reciprocity agreement. The council shall provide a
   47  recommendation to the Governor within 14 days. Regardless of the
   48  council’s recommendation, or lack thereof, the Governor may
   49  withdraw this state from participation in a reciprocity
   50  agreement. Such withdrawal shall take effect 90 days after the
   51  Governor’s decision or by the end of the current academic term
   52  of each participating Florida institution, whichever occurs
   53  later. For purposes of this subsection, the term “current
   54  academic term” means the academic term in which a participating
   55  Florida institution has enrolled students at the time of the
   56  Governor’s decision to withdraw. If the Governor decides to
   57  withdraw this state from participation in a reciprocity
   58  agreement, each participating Florida institution must provide
   59  the end date of its current academic term to the council.
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   62  And the title is amended as follows:
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   64  and insert:
   65         reciprocity agreement; defining the term “current
   66         academic term”; requiring the council to