Florida Senate - 2012                             CS for SB 1218
       By the Committee on Budget Subcommittee on Higher Education
       Appropriations; and Senator Alexander
       605-04229-12                                          20121218c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to South Florida Community College;
    3         amending s. 1000.21, F.S.; renaming South Florida
    4         Community College as “South Florida State College”;
    5         providing a contingent effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Effective upon the institution receiving
   10  accreditation of its baccalaureate degree programs by the
   11  Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
   12  and Schools, paragraph (z) of subsection (3) of section 1000.21,
   13  Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         1000.21 Systemwide definitions.—As used in the Florida K-20
   15  Education Code:
   16         (3) “Florida College System institution” except as
   17  otherwise specifically provided, includes all of the following
   18  public postsecondary educational institutions in the Florida
   19  College System and any branch campuses, centers, or other
   20  affiliates of the institution:
   21         (z) South Florida State Community College, which serves
   22  DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands Counties.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.