Florida Senate - 2023                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 7026
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 2/RS/2R         .                                
             04/04/2023 05:26 PM       .                                

       Senator Perry moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 63 - 103
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 1009.26,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (21) is added to
    7  that section, to read:
    8         1009.26 Fee waivers.—
    9         (2) A state university or Florida College System
   10  institution may waive any or all application, tuition, or and
   11  related fees for persons who supervise student interns for a
   12  state university.
   13         (4) A state university or Florida College System
   14  institution may waive any or all application, tuition, or and
   15  related fees for persons 60 years of age or older who are
   16  residents of this state and who attend classes for credit. No
   17  Academic credit may not shall be awarded for attendance in
   18  classes for which fees are waived under this subsection. This
   19  privilege may be granted only on a space-available basis, if
   20  such classes are not filled as of the close of registration. A
   21  university may limit or deny the privilege for courses that
   22  which are in programs for which the Board of Governors has
   23  established selective admissions criteria. Persons paying full
   24  fees and state employees taking courses on a space-available
   25  basis shall have priority over those persons whose fees are
   26  waived in all cases where classroom spaces are limited.
   27         (21) A state university or Florida College System
   28  institution may waive the out-of-state fee for a student who is
   29  an intercollegiate athlete receiving an athletic scholarship.
   30         Section 3. Subsection (3) of section 1011.45, Florida
   31  Statutes, is amended to read:
   32         1011.45 End of year balance of funds.—Unexpended amounts in
   33  any fund in a university current year operating budget shall be
   34  carried forward and included as the balance forward for that
   35  fund in the approved operating budget for the following year.
   36         (3) A university’s carry forward spending plan must shall
   37  include the estimated cost per planned expenditure and a
   38  timeline for completion of the expenditure. Authorized
   39  expenditures in a carry forward spending plan may include:
   40         (a) Commitment of funds to a public education capital
   41  outlay project for which an appropriation has previously been
   42  provided that requires additional funds for completion and which
   43  is included in the list required by s. 1001.706(12)(d);
   44         (b) Completion of a renovation, repair, or maintenance
   45  project that is consistent with the provisions of s. 1013.64(1),
   46  up to $5 million per project and or replacement of a minor
   47  facility that does not exceed 10,000 gross square feet in size
   48  up to $2 million;
   49         (c) Completion of a remodeling or infrastructure project,
   50  including a project for a developmental research school, up to
   51  $10 million per project, if such project is survey recommended
   52  pursuant to s. 1013.31;
   53         (d) Completion of a repair or replacement project necessary
   54  due to damage caused by a natural disaster for buildings
   55  included in the inventory required pursuant to s. 1013.31;
   56         (e) Operating expenditures that support the university’s
   57  university mission and that are nonrecurring;
   58         (f) Any purpose specified by the board or in the General
   59  Appropriations Act, including the requirements in s.
   60  1001.706(12)(c) or similar requirements pursuant to Board of
   61  Governors regulations; and
   62         (g) A commitment of funds to a contingency reserve for
   63  expenses incurred as a result of a state of emergency declared
   64  by the Governor pursuant to s. 252.36.
   65         Section 4. Subsection (3) of section 1012.885, Florida
   66  Statutes, is amended to read:
   67         1012.885 Remuneration of Florida College System institution
   68  presidents; limitations.—
   69         (3) LIMITATION ON REMUNERATION.—Notwithstanding a law,
   70  resolution, or rule to the contrary, a Florida College System
   71  institution president may not receive more than $250,000
   72  $200,000 in remuneration from appropriated state funds. Only
   73  compensation, as defined in s. 121.021(22), provided to a
   74  Florida College System institution president may be used in
   75  calculating benefits under chapter 121.
   76         Section 5. Section 1012.978, Florida Statutes, is amended
   77  to read:
   78         1012.978 Bonuses for state university system employees.
   79  Notwithstanding s. 215.425(3), a university board of trustees
   80  may implement a bonus scheme based on awards for work
   81  performance or employee recruitment and retention. The board of
   82  trustees must submit an annual report to the Board of Governors
   83  when awarding bonuses the bonus scheme, including the evaluation
   84  criteria by which a bonus will be awarded. The use of state
   85  funds for the award of a bonus must not exceed 5 percent of the
   86  employee’s salary. The Board of Governors shall develop a
   87  regulation to ensure consistency in the implementation of this
   88  section must approve any bonus scheme created under this section
   89  before its implementation.
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   92  And the title is amended as follows:
   93         Delete lines 9 - 16
   94  and insert:
   95         1009.26, F.S.; providing that certain fee waivers
   96         apply to Florida College System institutions in
   97         addition to state universities; authorizing a state
   98         university or Florida College System institution to
   99         waive the out-of-state fee for a student who is an
  100         intercollegiate athlete receiving a scholarship;
  101         amending s. 1011.45, F.S.; revising the list of
  102         authorized expenditures that may be included in a
  103         carry forward spending plan for state universities;
  104         amending s. 1012.885, F.S.; revising the amount a
  105         Florida College System president may receive in
  106         remuneration; amending s. 1012.978, F.S.; requiring
  107         university boards of trustees to submit an annual
  108         report to the Board of Governors when awarding
  109         bonuses; specifying a limit on the use of state funds
  110         in a bonus that may be awarded; requiring the board to
  111         develop a regulation; amending s. 1013.841, F.S.;
  112         revising the list of authorized expenditures that may
  113         be included in a carry forward spending plan for
  114         Florida College System institutions; amending s.
  115         1012.976, F.S.; revising