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CS/CS/SB 264: Higher Education

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Education ; Rodrigues

Higher Education; Requiring the State Board of Education to require each Florida College System institution to conduct an annual assessment related to intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity; requiring the State Board of Education to annually publish such assessments by a specified date; prohibiting the State Board of Education from shielding Florida College System institution students from certain speech; requiring the Board of Governors to annually publish such assessments by a specified date; prohibiting the Board of Governors from shielding state university students from certain speech, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/1/2021 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 233
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/14/2020 Senate • Filed
12/21/2020 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 56
1/15/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 01/26/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
1/26/2021 Senate • CS by Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 4 -SJ 177
1/27/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/28/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
2/1/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 02/09/21, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/9/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 179
2/11/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 56
• CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 169
3/15/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/18/21, 11:30 am, 412 Knott Building
3/18/2021 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 12 NAYS 8 -SJ 282
3/22/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/23/2021 Senate • CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 283
3/29/2021 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/01/21 -SJ 341
4/1/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 338
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 233 -SJ 339
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 233