Florida Senate - 2021                                     SB 366
       By Senator Hutson
       7-00010A-21                                            2021366__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to apprenticeship and
    3         preapprenticeship training; amending s. 446.011, F.S.;
    4         revising legislative intent related to apprenticeship
    5         training; amending s. 446.021, F.S.; defining and
    6         redefining terms; amending s. 446.032, F.S.; revising
    7         the general duties of the Department of Education with
    8         regard to apprenticeship and preapprenticeship
    9         programs; amending s. 446.041, F.S.; requiring the
   10         department to periodically review and evaluate its
   11         uniform minimum standards for apprenticeship and
   12         preapprenticeship programs; amending s. 446.045, F.S.;
   13         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
   14         revising the membership of the State Apprenticeship
   15         Advisory Council; revising meeting requirements;
   16         amending s. 446.051, F.S.; providing that
   17         apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program sponsors
   18         are responsible for the selection and training of
   19         certain personnel, as approved by the department;
   20         encouraging district school boards and Florida College
   21         System institution and state university boards of
   22         trustees to cooperate in providing certain equipment,
   23         supplies, and instructor salaries; amending s.
   24         446.052, F.S.; encouraging state university boards of
   25         trustees and apprenticeship program sponsors to
   26         cooperate in developing and establishing
   27         apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs that
   28         include career instruction; encouraging school boards
   29         and boards of trustees to cooperate with certain
   30         degree programs and career certificate programs to
   31         ensure that certain individuals receive certain
   32         college credit; requiring that certain qualified
   33         veterans be given the same priority as preapprentices;
   34         amending s. 446.071, F.S.; providing that certain
   35         organizations may be approved as apprenticeship
   36         sponsors if they meet certain uniform minimum
   37         standards; updating terminology; removing the
   38         definition of the term “need”; amending s. 446.081,
   39         F.S.; revising the applicability of specified
   40         provisions to apprenticeship provisions in collective
   41         agreements between employers and employees; making
   42         technical changes; repealing s. 446.091, F.S.,
   43         relating to the adaptation and applicability of
   44         certain provisions to on-the-job training programs;
   45         amending s. 446.092, F.S.; revising criteria for
   46         apprenticeship occupations; creating s. 446.541, F.S.;
   47         providing legislative intent; defining the term “work
   48         based learning”; providing that certain individuals
   49         enrolled in work-based learning are deemed to be
   50         employees of the state for purposes of receiving
   51         medically necessary care under workers’ compensation
   52         coverage; amending s. 455.213, F.S.; creating an
   53         alternative licensing method for apprentice applicants
   54         who meet certain requirements; amending s. 1003.4156,
   55         F.S.; encouraging, rather than requiring, that middle
   56         grades students complete one course in career and
   57         education planning; authorizing the Florida Virtual
   58         School to offer such course; amending s. 1003.4282,
   59         F.S.; authorizing school districts and regional
   60         consortium organizations to work with national
   61         providers to submit to the department for approval
   62         recommended career-themed courses that satisfy high
   63         school credit requirements; amending s. 1007.23, F.S.;
   64         requiring that the statewide articulation agreement
   65         specify three mathematics pathways that meet a certain
   66         requirement upon which degree seeking students must be
   67         placed; amending s. 1007.2616, F.S.; requiring public
   68         schools to include computational thinking and
   69         foundational computer science skills in instruction to
   70         students; deleting obsolete language; authorizing
   71         school districts to apply to the department for
   72         funding for specified purposes; requiring the
   73         department to award funding to school districts or
   74         consortia using specified criteria; amending s.
   75         1008.44, F.S.; requiring that the CAPE Industry
   76         Certification Funding List incorporate by reference
   77         the industry certifications on the career pathways
   78         list approved for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars
   79         award; providing requirements for industry
   80         certifications associated with aviation-related and
   81         aerospace-related occupations; providing that such
   82         certifications are eligible for additional full-time
   83         equivalent membership; authorizing the Commissioner of
   84         Education to limit CAPE industry certifications and
   85         CAPE Digital Tool certificates to students in certain
   86         grades for a specified purpose; amending s. 1009.25,
   87         F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the
   88         act; amending s. 1011.62, F.S.; revising the
   89         calculation of certain additional full-time equivalent
   90         membership relating to funding for the operation of
   91         schools; deleting a provision relating to full-time
   92         equivalent membership calculation for elementary and
   93         middle students; requiring that a specified
   94         supplemental value for full-time equivalent student
   95         membership be calculated for certain industry
   96         certifications leading to employment in aviation
   97         related or aerospace-related occupations; authorizing
   98         the use of a specified percentage of certain funds for
   99         CAPE program expenses; limiting the amount of funds
  100         that may be used for administrative costs; prohibiting
  101         the use of CAPE funding to supplant funds provided for
  102         basic operation of the CAPE program; amending s.
  103         1011.80, F.S.; revising performance funding for
  104         industry certifications for school district workforce
  105         education programs to provide for Federal Aviation
  106         Administration (FAA) industry certifications; amending
  107         s. 1011.802, F.S.; specifying that Florida Pathways to
  108         Career Opportunities Grant Program funds may be used
  109         for instructional personnel; specifying the maximum
  110         amount of funds that may be used by the department to
  111         administer the Florida Pathways to Career
  112         Opportunities Grant Program; amending s. 1011.81,
  113         F.S.; revising performance funding for industry
  114         certifications for Florida College System institutions
  115         to provide for professional-level FAA industry
  116         certifications; requiring the Articulation
  117         Coordinating Committee to convene a representative
  118         workgroup composed of academic affairs administrators
  119         and faculty from state universities and Florida
  120         College System institutions by a specified date for a
  121         specified purpose; requiring the workgroup to report
  122         its recommendations to the committee, the Board of
  123         Governors, and the State Board of Education by a
  124         specified date; requiring the Articulation
  125         Coordinating Committee to approve the mathematics
  126         pathways by a specified date; providing an effective
  127         date.
  129  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
  131         Section 1. Section 446.011, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  132  read:
  133         446.011 Legislative intent regarding apprenticeship and
  134  preapprenticeship training.—
  135         (1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide
  136  educational opportunities for its residents so that they can be
  137  trained for trades, occupations, and professions suited to their
  138  abilities.
  139         (2)Through ss. 446.011-446.092, the Legislature intends to
  140  do all of the following:
  141         (a)It is the intent of this act to Promote the mode of
  142  training known as apprenticeship in occupations throughout
  143  industry in this the state that require physical manipulative
  144  skills. by doing all of the following:
  145         1. Broadening job training opportunities by increasing and
  146  providing for increased coordination between secondary and
  147  postsecondary educational institutions and businesses and
  148  industries participating in apprenticeship programs. public
  149  school academic programs, career programs, and registered
  150  apprenticeship programs, The residents of this state will
  151  benefit from an additional point of entry to obtaining a
  152  postsecondary credential or degree when on-the-job training is
  153  combined with related technical and theoretical instruction
  154  provided by a school district, a Florida College System
  155  institution, or a state university.
  156         2.Encouraging the establishment of apprenticeship programs
  157  that lead to college credit or a college degree the valuable
  158  training opportunities developed when on-the-job training is
  159  combined with academic-related classroom experiences.
  160         3.Encouraging the development of this act is intended to
  161  develop the apparent potentials in apprenticeship training by
  162  assisting in the establishment of preapprenticeship programs in
  163  the public school system and elsewhere and by expanding
  164  presently registered programs as well as promoting new
  165  registered programs in jobs that lend themselves to
  166  apprenticeship training.
  167         (b)(2)Require It is the intent of the Legislature that the
  168  Department of Education to develop have responsibility for the
  169  development of the apprenticeship and preapprenticeship uniform
  170  minimum standards for the apprenticeable occupations trades and
  171  to assist eligible program sponsors approved pursuant to s.
  172  446.071 that the department have responsibility for assisting
  173  district school boards and Florida College System institution
  174  boards of trustees in developing preapprenticeship programs.
  175         (c)(3)Require It is the further intent of ss. 446.011
  176  446.092 that the department to ensure quality training through
  177  the adoption and enforcement of uniform minimum standards and to
  178  that the department promote, register, monitor, and service
  179  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship training programs and
  180  ensure that the programs adhere to the standards.
  181         (d)(4)It is the intent of the Legislature that this act
  182  Not require the use of apprentices on construction projects
  183  financed by the state or any county, municipality, town or
  184  township, public authority, special district, municipal service
  185  taxing unit, or other agency of state or local government.
  186  Notwithstanding this intent, whenever any government or agency
  187  of government employs, of its own choice, apprentices or employs
  188  contractors who employ apprentices, the behavior of the
  189  government and the contractors employed by the government shall
  190  be governed by ss. 446.011-446.092 the provisions of this act.
  191         Section 2. Section 446.021, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  192  read:
  193         (Substantial rewording of section. See
  194         s. 446.021, F.S., for present text.)
  195         446.021 Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.
  196  As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the term:
  197         (1) “Apprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
  198  who enters into an apprenticeship agreement with an approved
  199  apprenticeship sponsor, who is engaged in learning an
  200  apprenticeable occupation through actual work experience under
  201  the supervision of journeyworkers, and who is enrolled in an
  202  apprenticeship program in which he or she receives an organized
  203  and systematic form of instruction designed to provide
  204  theoretical and technical knowledge related to the occupation.
  205         (2) “Apprenticeship program” means a program that is
  206  registered with the department on the basis of submission to the
  207  department of a plan that contains the terms and conditions for
  208  the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment, and
  209  training of apprentices and requirements for a written
  210  apprenticeship agreement.
  211         (3) “Cancellation” means the termination or deregistration
  212  of an apprenticeship program at the request of the program
  213  sponsor or the termination of an apprenticeship agreement at the
  214  request of the apprentice.
  215         (4) “Department” means the Department of Education.
  216         (5) “Journeyworker” means a person working in an
  217  apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed an
  218  apprenticeship program or who has worked the number of years
  219  required by established industry practices for the particular
  220  trade or occupation.
  221         (6) “On-the-job training” means a structured system of work
  222  processes, under the supervision of a journeyworker, which
  223  provides the experience and knowledge necessary to meet the
  224  training objective of learning a specific skill, trade, or
  225  occupation.
  226         (7)“Preapprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
  227  who enters into a preapprenticeship agreement with a
  228  preapprenticeship program sponsor approved by the department and
  229  who is engaged in learning an apprenticeable occupation in any
  230  course of instruction in the public school system or elsewhere.
  231         (8)“Preapprenticeship program” means a program that is
  232  sponsored by an apprenticeship program in the same occupation
  233  which is registered with the department, and such registration
  234  included the submission of a plan to the department which
  235  contains the terms and conditions of instruction in the public
  236  school system or elsewhere and is designed to prepare qualified
  237  individuals to become apprentices in an apprenticeship program.
  238         (9) “Related technical instruction” means an organized and
  239  systematic form of instruction designed to provide an apprentice
  240  or preapprentice with knowledge of the theoretical subjects
  241  related to a specific trade or occupation.
  242         (10) “Uniform minimum standards” means the minimum
  243  requirements established by the department for all occupations
  244  under which an apprenticeship or a preapprenticeship program is
  245  administered. The term applies to admission standards, training
  246  goals and objectives, curriculum outlines, the standards used to
  247  measure successful completion of the apprenticeship or
  248  preapprenticeship program, and the credits that may be given to
  249  apprentices and preapprentices.
  250         Section 3. Section 446.032, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  251  read:
  252         446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship
  253  training.—The department shall:
  254         (1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies
  255  governing apprenticeship apprentice programs and agreements
  256  which apply to. The standards and policies shall govern the
  257  terms and conditions of the apprentice’s employment and
  258  training, including the quality training of the apprentice for,
  259  but not limited to, such matters related to the quality of
  260  training, such as ratios of apprentices to journeyworkers,
  261  safety, related technical instruction, and on-the-job training.;
  262  but These standards and policies may not include rules,
  263  standards, or guidelines that require the use of apprentices and
  264  job trainees on state, county, or municipal contracts to require
  265  the use of apprentices. The department may adopt rules necessary
  266  to administer the standards and policies.
  267         (2) By September 1 of each year, publish an annual report
  268  on registered apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship
  269  programs. The report must be published on the department’s
  270  website and, at a minimum, include at least all of the
  271  following:
  272         (a) A list of registered apprenticeship and registered
  273  preapprenticeship programs, sorted by local educational agency,
  274  as defined in s. 1004.02(18), and apprenticeship sponsor, as
  275  described in under s. 446.071.
  276         (b) A detailed summary of each local educational agency’s
  277  expenditure of funds for registered apprenticeship and
  278  registered preapprenticeship programs, including:
  279         1. The total amount of funds received for registered
  280  apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship programs;
  281         2. The total amount of funds allocated to each trade or
  282  apprenticeable occupation;
  283         3. The total amount of funds expended for administrative
  284  costs per apprenticeable trade or occupation; and
  285         4. The total amount of funds expended for instructional
  286  costs per apprenticeable trade and occupation.
  287         (c) The number of apprentices and preapprentices per
  288  apprenticeable trade and occupation.
  289         (d) The percentage of registered apprentices and
  290  preapprentices who complete their respective programs in the
  291  appropriate timeframe.
  292         (e) Information and resources related to applications for
  293  new registered apprenticeship programs and technical assistance
  294  and requirements for potential registered apprenticeship
  295  programs applicants.
  296         (f) Documentation of activities conducted by the department
  297  to promote registered apprenticeship and registered
  298  preapprenticeship programs through public engagement, community
  299  based partnerships, and other initiatives.
  300         (3) Provide assistance to district school boards, Florida
  301  College System institution boards of trustees, eligible program
  302  sponsors approved under s. 446.071, and local workforce
  303  development boards in notifying students, parents, and members
  304  of the community of the availability of apprenticeship and
  305  preapprenticeship opportunities, including data provided in the
  306  economic security report prepared pursuant to s. 445.07.
  307         (4) Establish procedures to be used by the State
  308  Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
  309         Section 4. Section 446.041, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  310  read:
  311         446.041 Apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs;
  312  program, duties of the department.—The department shall:
  313         (1) Administer ss. 446.011-446.092.
  314         (2) Periodically review and evaluate Administer the uniform
  315  minimum standards established by the department for
  316  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs.
  317         (3) Register, in accordance with ss. 446.011-446.092, this
  318  chapter any apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program that,
  319  regardless of affiliation, which meets the uniform minimum
  320  standards established by the department.
  321         (4) Investigate complaints concerning the failure of any
  322  registered program to meet the uniform minimum standards
  323  established by the department.
  324         (5) Cancel the registration of any program that fails to
  325  comply with the uniform minimum standards and policies of the
  326  department or that unreasonably fails or refuses to cooperate
  327  with the department in monitoring and enforcing compliance with
  328  the uniform minimum standards.
  329         (6) Encourage potential sponsors to develop and encourage
  330  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship programs.
  331         (7) Lead and coordinate outreach efforts to educate
  332  veterans about apprenticeship programs and career opportunities.
  333         (8) Cooperate with and assist registered local
  334  apprenticeship sponsors in the development of their
  335  apprenticeship uniform minimum standards and their training
  336  requirements.
  337         (9) Encourage registered apprenticeship programs to grant
  338  consideration and credit to individuals completing registered
  339  preapprenticeship programs.
  340         (10) Monitor registered apprenticeship programs to ensure
  341  that they are being operated in compliance with all applicable
  342  uniform minimum standards.
  343         (11) Supervise all apprenticeship programs that are
  344  registered with the department.
  345         (12) Ensure that minority and gender diversity are
  346  considered in apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs
  347  administering this program.
  348         (12)(13) Adopt rules required to administer ss. 446.011
  349  446.092.
  350         Section 5. Paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of subsection (2)
  351  of section 446.045, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  352         446.045 State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.—
  353         (2)(a) There is created a State Apprenticeship Advisory
  354  Council to be composed of 10 voting members appointed by the
  355  Governor and two ex officio nonvoting members. The purpose of
  356  the advisory council is to advise the department on matters
  357  relating to apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs. The
  358  advisory council may not establish policy, adopt rules, or
  359  consider whether particular registered apprenticeship or
  360  registered preapprenticeship programs should be approved by the
  361  department.
  362         (b) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner’s
  363  designee shall serve ex officio as chair of the State
  364  Apprenticeship Advisory Council, but may not vote. A
  365  representative The state director of the Office of
  366  Apprenticeship of the United States Department of Labor shall
  367  serve ex officio as a nonvoting member of the council. The
  368  Governor shall appoint to the council four members representing
  369  employee organizations and four members representing employer
  370  organizations. Each of these eight members shall represent
  371  industries that have registered apprenticeship programs. The
  372  Governor shall also appoint two public members who are
  373  knowledgeable about registered apprenticeship and apprenticeable
  374  occupations and who are independent of any joint or nonjoint
  375  organization. Members shall be appointed for 4-year staggered
  376  terms. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the
  377  unexpired term.
  378         (c) The council shall meet at the call of the chair or the
  379  chair’s designee, or at the request of a majority of its voting
  380  membership, but at least twice a year. A majority of the voting
  381  members constitutes shall constitute a quorum, and the
  382  affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum is necessary to take
  383  action.
  384         Section 6. Section 446.051, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  385  read:
  386         446.051 Related instruction for apprentices.—
  387         (1) The administration and supervision of related and
  388  supplemental instruction for apprentices, the coordination of
  389  such instruction with job experiences, and the selection and
  390  training of teachers, instructors, and coordinators for such
  391  instruction, all as approved by the department, are registered
  392  program sponsor, shall be the responsibility of the
  393  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program sponsor appropriate
  394  career education institution.
  395         (2) District school boards and Florida College System
  396  institution and state university boards of trustees are The
  397  appropriate career education institution shall be encouraged to
  398  cooperate with and assist in providing to any registered program
  399  sponsor facilities, equipment and supplies, and instructors’
  400  salaries for the performance of related and supplemental
  401  instruction associated with the apprenticeship or
  402  preapprenticeship registered program.
  403         Section 7. Section 446.052, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  404  read:
  405         446.052 Preapprenticeship program.—
  406         (1) There is created and established a preapprenticeship
  407  education program, as defined in s. 446.021.
  408         (2) The department, under regulations established by the
  409  State Board of Education, may administer the provisions of ss.
  410  446.011-446.092 which relate to preapprenticeship programs in
  411  cooperation with district school boards and Florida College
  412  System institution boards of trustees. District school boards,
  413  Florida College System institution and state university boards
  414  of trustees, and approved apprenticeship registered program
  415  sponsors are encouraged to shall cooperate in developing and
  416  establishing preapprenticeship programs that include career
  417  instruction and general education courses required to obtain a
  418  high school diploma.
  419         (3) The department, the district school boards, and the
  420  Florida College System institution and state university boards
  421  of trustees shall work together with existing registered
  422  apprenticeship programs in order that individuals completing the
  423  preapprenticeship programs may be able to receive credit toward
  424  towards completing an a registered apprenticeship program. In
  425  addition, such boards and boards of trustees are encouraged to
  426  cooperate with established associate of science or associate of
  427  applied science degree programs and career certificate programs
  428  to ensure that individuals completing an apprenticeship program
  429  receive college credit toward a technical degree education
  430  program.
  431         (4) If qualified, veterans who have received discharges
  432  other than dishonorable discharges must be given shall, if
  433  qualified, receive the same priority as priorities given to
  434  registered preapprentices.
  435         Section 8. Section 446.071, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  436  read:
  437         446.071 Apprenticeship sponsors.—
  438         (1) Upon a determination of need, the department shall
  439  approve one or more local apprenticeship sponsors in one or more
  440  apprenticeable occupations shall be approved in any trade or
  441  group of trades by the department, upon a determination of need,
  442  if the apprenticeship sponsor meets all of the uniform minimum
  443  standards established by the department or obtains a variance as
  444  provided in subsection (3). The term “need” refers to the need
  445  of state residents for apprenticeship training. In the absence
  446  of proof to the contrary, it shall be presumed that there is
  447  need for apprenticeship and preapprenticeship training in each
  448  county in this state.
  449         (2) An A local apprenticeship sponsor may be a committee, a
  450  group of employers, an employer, or a group of employees, an
  451  educational institution, a local workforce board, a community
  452  based or faith-based organization, an association, or any entity
  453  preapproved by the department as meeting the requirements of
  454  this section combination thereof.
  455         (3) The department may grant a variance from the uniform
  456  minimum standards upon a showing of good cause for the variance
  457  by program sponsors in nonconstruction trades. The purpose of
  458  this subsection is to recognize the unique and varying training
  459  requirements in nontraditional apprenticeable occupations and to
  460  authorize the department to adapt the standards to the needs of
  461  the programs.
  462         Section 9. Section 446.081, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  463  read:
  464         446.081 Limitation.—
  465         (1) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any apprenticeship
  466  apprentice agreement approved under those sections invalidates
  467  may invalidate:
  468         (a) any apprenticeship provision in any collective
  469  agreement between employers and employees establishing setting
  470  up higher apprenticeship standards.
  471         (b) Any special provision for veterans, minority persons,
  472  or women in the standards, apprenticeship qualifications, or
  473  operation of the program that is not otherwise prohibited by
  474  law, executive order, or authorized regulation.
  475         (2) A No person may not shall institute any action for the
  476  enforcement of any apprenticeship apprentice agreement, or for
  477  damages for the breach of any apprenticeship apprentice
  478  agreement, made under ss. 446.011-446.092, unless he or she has
  479  first exhausted all administrative remedies provided by this
  480  section.
  481         (3) Any person aggrieved by any determination or act of the
  482  department has the right to an administrative hearing.
  483         (4) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any rules adopted
  484  or contained in any approved apprenticeship apprentice agreement
  485  under such sections invalidates any special provision for
  486  veterans, minority persons, or women in the standards,
  487  qualifications, or operation of the apprenticeship program which
  488  is not otherwise prohibited by any applicable general law,
  489  executive order, rule, or regulation.
  490         Section 10. Section 446.091, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
  491         Section 11. Section 446.092, Florida Statutes, is amended
  492  to read:
  493         446.092 Criteria for apprenticeship occupations.—At a
  494  minimum, an apprenticeable occupation must meet is a skilled
  495  trade which possesses all of the following criteria
  496  characteristics:
  497         (1) Be It is customarily learned in a practical way through
  498  a structured, systematic program of on-the-job, supervised
  499  training.
  500         (2) Be It is clearly identified and commonly recognized
  501  throughout an industry.
  502         (3) Involve It involves manual, mechanical, or technical
  503  skills and knowledge that which, in accordance with the industry
  504  standards for the occupation, require would require a minimum of
  505  2,000 hours of on-the-job training. Such training does not
  506  include, which hours are excluded from the time spent on at
  507  related technical or supplementary related instruction.
  508         (4) Require It requires related technical instruction to
  509  supplement on-the-job training. Such instruction may be given in
  510  a classroom or, through occupational or industrial courses or
  511  correspondence courses of equivalent value, through electronic
  512  media, or through other forms of self-study approved by the
  513  department.
  514         Section 12. Section 446.541, Florida Statutes, is created
  515  to read:
  516         446.541Work-based learning.—
  517         (1)It is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent
  518  possible, school districts place students in paid work
  519  experiences, including apprenticeships and preapprenticeships,
  520  for purposes of educational training and work-based learning.
  521         (2)For purposes of this section, the term “work-based
  522  learning” is synonymous with the term “on-the-job training” and
  523  means interactions with industry or community professionals in
  524  off-campus workplaces which foster in-depth, firsthand
  525  engagement with the tasks required in a given career field and
  526  are aligned to curriculum and instruction.
  527         (3)(a)A student in grades 6 through 12 who is enrolled in
  528  a course identified in the Course Code Directory which
  529  incorporates a work-based learning component or an activity that
  530  is unpaid and who suffers a work-related injury in the course of
  531  his or her enrollment is deemed to be an employee of the state
  532  for purposes of workers’ compensation coverage. Such coverage
  533  applies only to medically necessary care rendered as a direct
  534  result of that injury.
  535         (b)An individual 18 years of age or younger who is
  536  enrolled in a preapprenticeship program, as defined in s.
  537  446.021, which requires work-based learning or in an
  538  apprenticeship program as defined in that section and who
  539  suffers a work-related injury in the course of his or her
  540  enrollment is deemed to be an employee of the state for purposes
  541  of workers’ compensation coverage. Such coverage applies only to
  542  medically necessary care rendered as a direct result of that
  543  injury.
  544         Section 13. Subsection (15) is added to section 455.213,
  545  Florida Statutes, to read:
  546         455.213 General licensing provisions.—
  547         (15)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
  548  applicable board shall issue a license to any applicant who
  549  meets all of the following criteria:
  550         (a)Has completed an apprenticeship program as defined in
  551  s. 446.021.
  552         (b)Has passed any required examination. The applicable
  553  board may not establish a higher passing score for applicants
  554  who apply for licensure under this subsection.
  555         (c)Has paid any applicable application fee, as determined
  556  by the applicable board. Such fee may not exceed the amount
  557  charged to other applicants.
  558         Section 14. Present paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of
  559  section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as
  560  subsection (2) and amended, present subsection (2) is
  561  redesignated as subsection (4), and subsection (3) is added to
  562  that section, to read:
  563         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
  564  promotion.—
  565         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
  566  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
  567  student must successfully complete the following courses:
  568         (2)(e)Students are encouraged to complete one course in
  569  career and education planning which may be offered in grade to
  570  be completed in grades 6, 7, or 8, and which may be taught by
  571  any member of the instructional staff. The course should must be
  572  Internet-based, customizable to each student, and include
  573  research-based assessments to assist students in determining
  574  educational and career options and goals. In addition, the
  575  course should must result in a completed personalized academic
  576  and career plan for the student which that may be revised as the
  577  student progresses through middle school and high school; must
  578  emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship and employability
  579  skills; and must include information from the Department of
  580  Economic Opportunity’s economic security report prepared under
  581  s. 445.07. The required personalized academic and career plan
  582  should must inform students of high school graduation
  583  requirements, including a detailed explanation of the
  584  requirements for earning a high school diploma designation under
  585  s. 1003.4285; the requirements for each scholarship in the
  586  Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; state university and
  587  Florida College System institution admission requirements;
  588  available opportunities to earn college credit in high school,
  589  including Advanced Placement courses; the International
  590  Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced International Certificate of
  591  Education Program; dual enrollment, including career dual
  592  enrollment; and career education courses, including career
  593  themed courses, preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs,
  594  and course sequences that lead to industry certification
  595  pursuant to s. 1003.492 or s. 1008.44. The course may be
  596  implemented as a stand-alone course or integrated into another
  597  course or courses.
  598         (3)The Florida Virtual School may offer a course that
  599  conforms to the guidelines established in subsection (2).
  600         Section 15. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (8) of
  601  section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, to read:
  602         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  605         (d)School districts or regional consortium organizations
  606  may work with national providers to submit recommended career
  607  themed courses to the department for state board approval. Each
  608  district school board shall ensure that recommended courses meet
  609  the requirements set forth in s. 1003.493(2), (4), and (5) and
  610  that students can take such courses to earn the required high
  611  school course credits.
  612         Section 16. Present subsections (3) through (8) of section
  613  1007.23, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
  614  through (9), respectively, and a new subsection (3) is added to
  615  that section, to read:
  616         1007.23 Statewide articulation agreement.—
  617         (3)To facilitate seamless transfer, reduce excess credit
  618  hours, and ensure that students are taking the relevant courses
  619  needed for their future careers, the articulation agreement must
  620  specify three mathematics pathways aligned to programs, meta
  621  majors, and careers on which degree seeking students must be
  622  placed.
  623         Section 17. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 1007.2616,
  624  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  625         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
  626         (2)(a) Public schools shall provide students in grades K-12
  627  opportunities for learning computer science, including, but not
  628  limited to, computer coding and computer programming. Such
  629  opportunities must may include computational thinking and
  630  foundational computer science skills coding instruction in
  631  elementary school and middle school and instruction to develop
  632  students’ computer usage and digital literacy skills in middle
  633  school, and must include courses in computer science in middle
  634  school and high school, and must include the ability to earn
  635  related including earning-related industry certifications. Such
  636  courses must be integrated into each school district’s middle
  637  and high schools, including combination schools in which any of
  638  grades 6 through 12 are taught.
  639         (b) Computer science courses must be identified in the
  640  Course Code Directory and published on the Department of
  641  Education’s website no later than July 1, 2018. Additional
  642  computer science courses may be subsequently identified and
  643  posted on the department’s website.
  644         (4)(a) Subject to legislative appropriation, a school
  645  district or a consortium of school districts may apply to the
  646  department, in a format prescribed by the department, for
  647  funding to deliver or facilitate training for classroom teacher
  648  training that leads teachers to earn an educator certificate in
  649  computer science pursuant to s. 1012.56, or training that leads
  650  to an industry certification associated with a course identified
  651  in the Course Code Directory pursuant to paragraph (2)(b); to
  652  provide, or for professional development for classroom teachers
  653  who to provide instruction in computer science courses and
  654  content to students in grades K-12; or to purchase technology,
  655  including hardware and software, directly related to computer
  656  science instruction. Such funding may shall only be used only to
  657  provide training for classroom teachers, or to pay fees for
  658  examinations that lead to a credential, or to provide
  659  professional development as provided in, pursuant to this
  660  paragraph.
  661         (b) The department shall award funding to school districts
  662  or consortia using criteria developed by the department Once the
  663  department has identified courses in the Course Code Directory
  664  pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), the department shall establish a
  665  deadline for submitting applications. The department shall award
  666  funding to school districts in a manner that allows for an
  667  equitable distribution of funding statewide based on student
  668  population.
  669         Section 18. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and paragraph
  670  (b) of subsection (4) of section 1008.44, Florida Statutes, are
  671  amended, and paragraph (f) is added to subsection (1) of that
  672  section, to read:
  673         1008.44 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and CAPE
  674  Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List.—
  675         (1) Pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1003.492, the Department
  676  of Education shall, at least annually, identify, under rules
  677  adopted by the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of
  678  Education may at any time recommend adding the following
  679  certificates, certifications, and courses:
  680         (a) CAPE industry certifications identified on the CAPE
  681  Industry Certification Funding List that must be applied in the
  682  distribution of funding to school districts pursuant to s.
  683  1011.62(1)(o). The CAPE Industry Certification Funding List
  684  shall incorporate by reference the industry certifications on
  685  the career pathways list approved for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE
  686  Vocational Scholars award. In addition, by August 1 of each
  687  year, the not-for-profit corporation established pursuant to s.
  688  445.004 may annually select one industry certification, that
  689  does not articulate for college credit, for inclusion on the
  690  CAPE Industry Certification Funding List for a period of 3 years
  691  unless otherwise approved by the curriculum review committee
  692  pursuant to s. 1003.491. Such industry certifications, if earned
  693  by a student, shall be eligible for additional full-time
  694  equivalent membership, pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.
  695         (f)Industry certifications associated with aviation
  696  related and aerospace-related occupations. Such industry
  697  certifications must be identified by the Commissioner of
  698  Education and, if earned by a student, are eligible for
  699  additional full-time equivalent membership as provided in s.
  700  1011.62(1)(o)1.e. The industry certifications must be identified
  701  on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List.
  702         (4)
  703         (b) For the purpose of calculating additional full-time
  704  equivalent membership pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.e., the
  705  Commissioner of Education may limit the awarding of CAPE
  706  industry certifications and CAPE Digital Tool certificates to
  707  students in certain grades based on formal recommendations by
  708  providers of CAPE industry certifications and CAPE Digital Tool
  709  certificates.
  710         Section 19. Section 1009.25, Florida Statutes, is amended
  711  to read:
  712         1009.25 Fee exemptions.—
  713         (1) The following students are exempt from the payment of
  714  tuition and fees, including lab fees, at a school district that
  715  provides workforce education programs, a Florida College System
  716  institution, or a state university:
  717         (a) A student enrolled in a dual enrollment or early
  718  admission program pursuant to s. 1007.271.
  719         (b) A student enrolled in an approved apprenticeship
  720  program, as defined in s. 446.021.
  721         (c) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached
  722  18 years of age in the custody of the Department of Children and
  723  Families or who, after spending at least 6 months in the custody
  724  of the department after reaching 16 years of age, was placed in
  725  a guardianship by the court. Such exemption includes fees
  726  associated with enrollment in applied academics for adult
  727  education instruction. The exemption remains valid until the
  728  student reaches 28 years of age.
  729         (d) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached
  730  18 years of age in the custody of a relative or nonrelative
  731  under s. 39.5085 or s. 39.6225 or who was adopted from the
  732  Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997. Such
  733  exemption includes fees associated with enrollment in applied
  734  academics for adult education instruction. The exemption remains
  735  valid until the student reaches 28 years of age.
  736         (e) A student enrolled in an employment and training
  737  program under the welfare transition program. The local
  738  workforce development board shall pay the state university,
  739  Florida College System institution, or school district for costs
  740  incurred for welfare transition program participants.
  741         (f) A student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate
  742  nighttime residence or whose primary nighttime residence is a
  743  public or private shelter designed to provide temporary
  744  residence, a public or private transitional living program, or a
  745  public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as,
  746  a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. This includes
  747  a student who would otherwise meet the requirements of this
  748  paragraph, as determined by a college or university, but for his
  749  or her residence in college or university dormitory housing.
  750         (g) A student who is a proprietor, owner, or worker of a
  751  company whose business has been at least 50 percent negatively
  752  financially impacted by the buyout of property around Lake
  753  Apopka by the State of Florida. Such student may receive a fee
  754  exemption only if the student has not received compensation
  755  because of the buyout, the student is designated a Florida
  756  resident for tuition purposes, pursuant to s. 1009.21, and the
  757  student has applied for and been denied financial aid, pursuant
  758  to s. 1009.40, which would have provided, at a minimum, payment
  759  of all student fees. The student is responsible for providing
  760  evidence to the postsecondary education institution verifying
  761  that the conditions of this paragraph have been met, including
  762  supporting documentation provided by the Department of Revenue.
  763  The student must be currently enrolled in, or begin coursework
  764  within, a program area by fall semester 2000. The exemption is
  765  valid for a period of 4 years after the date that the
  766  postsecondary education institution confirms that the conditions
  767  of this paragraph have been met.
  768         (h) Pursuant to s. 402.403, child protection and child
  769  welfare personnel as defined in s. 402.402 who are enrolled in
  770  an accredited bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in social
  771  work program, provided that the student attains at least a grade
  772  of “B” in all courses for which tuition and fees are exempted.
  773         (2) Each Florida College System institution may is
  774  authorized to grant student fee exemptions from all fees adopted
  775  by the State Board of Education and its the Florida College
  776  System institution board of trustees for up to 54 full-time
  777  equivalent students or 1 percent of the institution’s total
  778  full-time equivalent enrollment, whichever is greater, at that
  779  each institution.
  780         Section 20. Paragraph (o) of subsection (1) of section
  781  1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  782         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  783  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  784  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  785  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  786  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  787  follows:
  789  OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in
  790  determining the annual allocation to each district for
  791  operation:
  792         (o) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent
  793  membership based on successful completion of a career-themed
  794  course pursuant to ss. 1003.491, 1003.492, and 1003.493, or
  795  courses with embedded CAPE industry certifications or CAPE
  796  Digital Tool certificates, and issuance of industry
  797  certification identified on the CAPE Industry Certification
  798  Funding List pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of
  799  Education or CAPE Digital Tool certificates pursuant to s.
  800  1003.4203.—
  801         1.a. A value of 0.025 full-time equivalent student
  802  membership shall be calculated for CAPE Digital Tool
  803  certificates earned by students in elementary and middle school
  804  grades.
  805         b. A value of 0.1 or 0.2 full-time equivalent student
  806  membership shall be calculated for each student who completes a
  807  course as defined in s. 1003.493(1)(b) or courses with embedded
  808  CAPE industry certifications and who is issued an industry
  809  certification identified annually on the CAPE Industry
  810  Certification Funding List approved under rules adopted by the
  811  State Board of Education. For a CAPE industry certification that
  812  has a statewide articulation agreement for 4 to 14 college
  813  credits and for a CAPE industry certification that has a
  814  statewide articulation agreement for 1 to 3 college credits and
  815  that is deemed by the department to be of sufficient rigor and
  816  to be linked to a high-skill occupation, a value of 0.2 full
  817  time equivalent membership shall be calculated. For all other
  818  CAPE industry certifications with a statewide articulation
  819  agreement for 1 to 3 college credits, a value of 0.1 full-time
  820  equivalent membership shall be calculated A value of 0.2 full
  821  time equivalent membership shall be calculated for each student
  822  who is issued a CAPE industry certification that has a statewide
  823  articulation agreement for college credit approved by the State
  824  Board of Education. For CAPE industry certifications that do not
  825  articulate for college credit, the Department of Education shall
  826  calculate assign a full-time equivalent value of 0.1 for each
  827  certification. Middle grades students who earn additional FTE
  828  membership for a CAPE Digital Tool certificate pursuant to sub
  829  subparagraph a. may not use the previously funded examination to
  830  satisfy the requirements for earning an industry certification
  831  under this sub-subparagraph. Additional FTE membership for an
  832  elementary or middle grades student may not exceed 0.1 for
  833  certificates or certifications earned within the same fiscal
  834  year. The State Board of Education shall include the assigned
  835  values on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List under
  836  rules adopted by the state board. Such value shall be added to
  837  the total full-time equivalent student membership for grades 6
  838  through 12 in the subsequent year. CAPE industry certifications
  839  earned through dual enrollment must be reported and funded
  840  pursuant to s. 1011.80. However, if a student earns a
  841  certification through a dual enrollment course and the
  842  certification is not a fundable certification on the
  843  postsecondary certification funding list, or the dual enrollment
  844  certification is earned as a result of an agreement between a
  845  school district and a nonpublic postsecondary institution, the
  846  bonus value shall be funded in the same manner as other nondual
  847  enrollment course industry certifications. In such cases, the
  848  school district may provide for an agreement between the high
  849  school and the technical center, or the school district and the
  850  postsecondary institution may enter into an agreement for
  851  equitable distribution of the bonus funds.
  852         c. A value of 0.3 full-time equivalent student membership
  853  shall be calculated for student completion of the courses and
  854  the embedded certifications identified on the CAPE Industry
  855  Certification Funding List and approved by the commissioner
  856  pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(a) and 1008.44.
  857         d. A value of 0.5 full-time equivalent student membership
  858  shall be calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry
  859  Certifications that articulate for 15 to 29 college credit
  860  hours, and 1.0 full-time equivalent student membership shall be
  861  calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry Certifications that
  862  articulate for 30 or more college credit hours pursuant to CAPE
  863  Acceleration Industry Certifications approved by the
  864  commissioner pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(b) and 1008.44.
  865         e.In addition to the full-time equivalent student
  866  membership calculated under paragraphs (a)-(d), a supplemental
  867  value of 0.2 full-time equivalent student membership shall be
  868  calculated for industry certifications identified on the CAPE
  869  Industry Certification Funding List as leading to employment in
  870  aviation-related or aerospace-related occupations and meeting
  871  specified criteria prescribed by the department.
  872         2. Each district must allocate, in accordance with this
  873  paragraph, at least 80 percent of the funds provided for CAPE
  874  industry certification, in accordance with this paragraph, to
  875  the program that generated the funds. The remaining 20 percent
  876  may be used for general CAPE program expenses, such as
  877  administrative costs and new industry certification programs;
  878  however, administrative costs may not exceed 5 percent of the
  879  total funds provided for CAPE industry certification. Funds
  880  provided for CAPE industry certification may not be used for any
  881  other purpose and, specifically, This allocation may not be used
  882  to supplant funds provided for basic operation of the program,
  883  such as teacher salaries and other costs that are funded for
  884  other courses with non-CAPE funds.
  885         3. For CAPE industry certifications earned in the 2013-2014
  886  school year and in subsequent years, the school district shall
  887  distribute to each classroom teacher who provided direct
  888  instruction toward the attainment of a CAPE industry
  889  certification that qualified for additional full-time equivalent
  890  membership under subparagraph 1.:
  891         a. A bonus of $25 for each student taught by a teacher who
  892  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  893  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  894  Funding List with a weight of 0.1.
  895         b. A bonus of $50 for each student taught by a teacher who
  896  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  897  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  898  Funding List with a weight of 0.2.
  899         c. A bonus of $75 for each student taught by a teacher who
  900  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  901  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  902  Funding List with a weight of 0.3.
  903         d. A bonus of $100 for each student taught by a teacher who
  904  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  905  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  906  Funding List with a weight of 0.5 or 1.0.
  908  Bonuses awarded pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to
  909  teachers who are employed by the district in the year in which
  910  the additional FTE membership calculation is included in the
  911  calculation. Bonuses awarded to teachers pursuant to this
  912  paragraph shall be calculated based upon the associated weight
  913  of a CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry
  914  Certification Funding List for the year in which the
  915  certification is earned by the student. Any bonus awarded to a
  916  teacher pursuant to this paragraph is in addition to any regular
  917  wage or other bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to
  918  receive. A bonus may not be awarded to a teacher who fails to
  919  maintain the security of any CAPE industry certification
  920  examination or who otherwise violates the security or
  921  administration protocol of any assessment instrument that may
  922  result in a bonus being awarded to the teacher under this
  923  paragraph.
  924         Section 21. Paragraph (b) of subsection (7) of section
  925  1011.80, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  926         1011.80 Funds for operation of workforce education
  927  programs.—
  928         (7)
  929         (b) Performance funding for industry certifications for
  930  school district workforce education programs is contingent upon
  931  specific appropriation in the General Appropriations Act and
  932  shall be determined as follows:
  933         1. Occupational areas for which industry certifications may
  934  be earned, as established in the General Appropriations Act, are
  935  eligible for performance funding. Priority shall be given to the
  936  occupational areas emphasized in state, national, or corporate
  937  grants provided to Florida educational institutions.
  938         2. The Chancellor of Career and Adult Education shall
  939  identify the industry certifications eligible for funding on the
  940  CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List approved
  941  by the State Board of Education pursuant to s. 1008.44, based on
  942  the occupational areas specified in the General Appropriations
  943  Act.
  944         3.a.Except as provided in sub-subparagraph b., each school
  945  district shall be provided $1,000 for each industry
  946  certification earned by a workforce education student. If funds
  947  are insufficient to fully fund the calculated total award, such
  948  funds shall be prorated.
  949         b.For professional-level Federal Aviation Administration
  950  industry certification earned by a workforce education student
  951  in a school district, that school district shall be provided
  952  $6,000. If funds are insufficient to fully fund the calculated
  953  total award, such funds must be prorated.
  954         Section 22. Present subsection (4) of section 1011.802,
  955  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (5), a new
  956  subsection (4) is added to that section, and subsection (3) of
  957  that section is amended, to read:
  958         1011.802 Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant
  959  Program.—
  960         (3) The department shall give priority to apprenticeship
  961  programs with demonstrated regional demand. Grant funds may be
  962  used for instructional equipment, supplies, instructional
  963  personnel, student services, and other expenses associated with
  964  the creation or expansion of an apprenticeship program. Grant
  965  funds may not be used for recurring instructional costs or for
  966  indirect costs. Grant recipients must submit quarterly reports
  967  in a format prescribed by the department.
  968         (4)Up to $200,000 of the total amount allocated may be
  969  used by the department to administer the grant program.
  970         Section 23. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
  971  1011.81, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  972         1011.81 Florida College System Program Fund.—
  973         (2) Performance funding for industry certifications for
  974  Florida College System institutions is contingent upon specific
  975  appropriation in the General Appropriations Act and shall be
  976  determined as follows:
  977         (c)1.Except as provided in subparagraph 2., each Florida
  978  College System institution shall be provided $1,000 for each
  979  industry certification earned by a student. If funds are
  980  insufficient to fully fund the calculated total award, such
  981  funds shall be prorated.
  982         2.For professional-level Federal Aviation Administration
  983  industry certification earned by a student at a Florida College
  984  System institution, such institution shall be provided $6,000.
  985  If funds are insufficient to fully fund the calculated total
  986  award, such funds must be prorated.
  987         Section 24. By September 31, 2021, the Articulation
  988  Coordinating Committee shall convene a representative workgroup
  989  composed of academic affairs administrators and faculty from
  990  Florida College System institutions and state universities to
  991  identify the three mathematics pathways specified in s.
  992  1007.23(3). The workgroup shall report its recommendations to
  993  the Articulation Coordinating Committee, the Board of Governors,
  994  and the State Board of Education by March 31, 2022. The
  995  Articulation Coordinating Committee shall approve the pathways
  996  by May 31, 2022.
  997         Section 25. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.