Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 358
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/31/2021           .                                

       The Committee on Education (Berman) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Edna Mae McGovern
    6  Act.”
    7         Section 2. Section 1003.225, Florida Statutes, is created
    8  to read:
    9         1003.225Water safety and swimming certification.—
   10         (1)For the purposes of this section, the term “water
   11  safety” means age-appropriate education intended to promote
   12  safety in, on, and around bodies of water and reduce the risk of
   13  injury or drowning.
   14         (2)Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, each public
   15  school shall provide, to a parent who initially enrolls his or
   16  her child in the school, information on the important role water
   17  safety education courses and swimming lessons play in saving
   18  lives. The information must be provided electronically or in
   19  hardcopy and must include local options for age-appropriate
   20  water safety courses and swimming lessons that result in a
   21  certificate indicating successful completion, including courses
   22  and lessons offered for free or at a reduced price. If the
   23  student is 18 years of age or older, or is under the age of 21
   24  and is enrolling in adult education classes, the information
   25  must be provided to the student.
   26         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   31  and insert:
   32                        A bill to be entitled                      
   33         An act relating to water safety and swimming
   34         certification for K-12 students; providing a short
   35         title; creating s. 1003.225, F.S.; defining the term
   36         “water safety”; requiring public schools to provide
   37         specified information to certain parents or students;
   38         providing an effective date.