Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 770
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/19/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Hutson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (453306) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 1050 - 1109
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 25. Subsection (7) is added to section 1007.23,
    7  Florida Statutes, to read:
    8         1007.23 Statewide Articulation Agreement.—
    9         (7) The articulation agreement must specifically provide
   10  for a reverse transfer agreement for Florida College System
   11  associate in arts degree-seeking students who transfer to a
   12  state university before earning an associate in arts degree.
   13  Students must be awarded an associate in arts degree by the
   14  Florida College System institution upon completion of degree
   15  requirements at the state university if the student earned more
   16  than 30 credit hours toward the associate in arts degree from
   17  the Florida College System institution. State universities must
   18  identify students who have completed the requirements for the
   19  associate in arts degree and, upon student consent, transfer
   20  credits earned at the state university back to the Florida
   21  College System institution so that the associate in arts degree
   22  may be awarded by the Florida College System institution.
   23         Section 26. Section 1007.233, Florida Statutes, is created
   24  to read:
   25         1007.233Career pathways agreements.-
   26         (1)Each career center and Florida College System
   27  institution with overlapping service areas must annually submit
   28  to the Department of Education, on or before May 1, a regional
   29  career pathways agreement for each certificate program offered
   30  by the career center that is aligned with an associate degree
   31  offered by the Florida College System institution in the service
   32  area. Each career pathways agreement must guarantee college
   33  credit toward an aligned associate degree program for students
   34  who graduate from a career center with a career or technical
   35  certificate and meet specified requirements in accordance with
   36  the terms of the agreement. Regional agreements may not award
   37  less credit than the amount guaranteed through existing
   38  statewide articulation agreements.
   39         (2)Each career pathways agreement must outline certificate
   40  program completion requirements and any licenses or industry
   41  certifications that must be earned before enrolling in an
   42  associate degree program. Articulated college credit must be
   43  awarded in accordance with the agreement upon initial enrollment
   44  in the associate degree program.
   45         Section 27. Subsection (11) of section 1007.25, Florida
   46  Statutes, is amended to read:
   47         1007.25 General education courses; common prerequisites;
   48  other degree requirements.—
   49         (11) Students at state universities may request an
   50  associate in arts degree certificates if they have successfully
   51  completed the minimum requirements for the degree of associate
   52  in arts (A.A.). The university must grant the student an
   53  associate in arts degree if the student has successfully
   54  completed minimum requirements for the associate in arts degree,
   55  as determined by the state university college-level
   56  communication and computation skills adopted by the State Board
   57  of Education and 60 academic semester hours or the equivalent
   58  within a degree program area, including 36 semester hours in
   59  general education courses in the subject areas of communication,
   60  mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences,
   61  consistent with the general education requirements specified in
   62  the articulation agreement pursuant to s. 1007.23. The
   63  university must notify students of the criteria and process for
   64  requesting an associate in arts degree during orientation.
   65  Additional notification must be provided to each student
   66  enrolled at the university upon completion of the requirements
   67  for an associate in arts degree. Beginning with students
   68  enrolled at the university in the 2018-2019 academic year and
   69  thereafter, the university must also notify any student who has
   70  not graduated from the university of the option and process to
   71  request an associate in arts degree if that student has
   72  completed the requirements for an associate in arts degree but
   73  has not reenrolled at the university in the subsequent fall
   74  semester and thereafter.
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   77  And the title is amended as follows:
   78         Delete line 1512
   79  and insert:
   80         associate in arts degrees at specified times;