Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1532
       By Senator Stargel
       22-01481-18                                           20181532__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to early learning coalitions; amending
    3         s. 1002.88, F.S.; authorizing an early learning
    4         coalition to refuse to contract with certain school
    5         readiness program providers; providing an effective
    6         date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 1002.88, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         1002.88 School readiness program provider standards;
   13  eligibility to deliver the school readiness program.—
   14         (2)(a) If a school readiness program provider fails or
   15  refuses to comply with this part or any contractual obligation
   16  of the statewide provider contract under s. 1002.82(2)(m), the
   17  coalition may revoke the provider’s eligibility to deliver the
   18  school readiness program or receive state or federal funds under
   19  this chapter for a period of 5 years.
   20         (b)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a school
   21  readiness program provider has been cited for a class I
   22  violation, as defined by rule, the coalition may refuse to
   23  contract with the provider.
   24         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.