Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 48
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Thurston moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (268914) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 1359 and 1360
    5  insert:
    6         Section 6. Paragraph (r) is added to subsection (1) of
    7  section 1002.421, Florida Statutes, to read:
    8         1002.421 State school choice scholarship program
    9  accountability and oversight.—
   11  school participating in an educational scholarship program
   12  established pursuant to this chapter must be a private school as
   13  defined in s. 1002.01(2) in this state, be registered, and be in
   14  compliance with all requirements of this section in addition to
   15  private school requirements outlined in s. 1002.42, specific
   16  requirements identified within respective scholarship program
   17  laws, and other provisions of Florida law that apply to private
   18  schools, and must:
   19         (r)If such school receives more than 10 percent of its
   20  total full-time equivalent student funding from an educational
   21  scholarship program established pursuant to this chapter,
   22  participate in the state’s education performance accountability
   23  system pursuant to s. 1008.31.
   25  The department shall suspend the payment of funds to a private
   26  school that knowingly fails to comply with this subsection, and
   27  shall prohibit the school from enrolling new scholarship
   28  students, for 1 fiscal year and until the school complies. If a
   29  private school fails to meet the requirements of this subsection
   30  or has consecutive years of material exceptions listed in the
   31  report required under paragraph (q), the commissioner may
   32  determine that the private school is ineligible to participate
   33  in a scholarship program.
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   36  And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 1531
   38  and insert:
   39         Credit Scholarship Program; amending s. 1002.421,
   40         F.S.; requiring certain private schools to participate
   41         in the state’s education performance accountability
   42         system; amending ss. 1002.40,