Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 190
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/18/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Stargel) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (107176) (with directory and
    2  title amendments)
    4         Between lines 126 and 127
    5  insert:
    8         (j)The Board of Governors shall develop and annually
    9  deliver a training program for members of each state university
   10  board of trustees that addresses the role of such boards in
   11  governing institutional resources and protecting the public
   12  interest. At a minimum, each trustee must participate in the
   13  training program within 1 year of appointment and reappointment
   14  to a university board of trustees. The program must include
   15  information on trustee responsibilities relating to all of the
   16  following:
   17         1.Meeting the statutory, regulatory, and fiduciary
   18  obligations of the board.
   19         2.Establishing internal process controls and
   20  accountability mechanisms for the institution’s president and
   21  other administrative officers.
   22         3.Oversight of planning, construction, maintenance,
   23  expansion, and renovation projects that impact the university’s
   24  consolidated infrastructure, physical facilities, and natural
   25  environment, including its lands, improvements, and capital
   26  equipment.
   27         4.Establishing policies that promote college
   28  affordability, including ensuring that the costs of university
   29  fees, textbooks, and instructional materials are minimized
   30  whenever possible.
   31         5.Creation and implementation of institutionwide rules and
   32  regulations.
   33         6.Institutional ethics and conflicts of interest.
   34         7.Best practices for board governance.
   35         8.Understanding current national and state issues in
   36  higher education.
   37         9.Any other responsibilities the Board of Governors deems
   38  necessary or appropriate.
   40         (f) If the Board of Governors of the State University
   41  System, the presiding officer of either house of the
   42  Legislature, the Chief Financial Officer, or a member of the
   43  board of trustees of the institution for which an investigation
   44  is sought determines that a state university board of trustees
   45  is unwilling or unable to address substantiated allegations made
   46  by any person relating to waste, fraud, or financial
   47  mismanagement within the state university, the Office of the
   48  Inspector General shall investigate the allegations.
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   51  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   52         Delete lines 124 - 125
   53  and insert:
   54         Section 4. Paragraph (f) of subsection (5) of section
   55  1001.706, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (j) is
   56  added to subsection (3) and subsection (12) is added to that
   57  section, to read:
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   60  And the title is amended as follows:
   61         Between lines 1201 and 1202
   62  insert:
   63         Board of Governors to develop and annually deliver a
   64         training program for members of state university
   65         boards of trustees; requiring trustee participation
   66         within a specified timeframe of appointment and
   67         reappointment; requiring the inclusion of certain
   68         information in the training program; providing that a
   69         determination by specified persons in addition to the
   70         Board of Governors may cause the Office of the
   71         Inspector General to investigate specified allegations
   72         against a state university or its board of trustees;
   73         requiring the