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HB 7135: Postsecondary Education

GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; Proctor ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Dorworth ; Gaetz

Postsecondary Education; Provides requirements for planning for system & institution goals & objectives; requires unified state plan to improve STEM education; authorizes BOG to waive or modify regulations or fee requirements or to modify or revoke certain powers or duties; revises general education course requirements; deletes exemption from State Board of Education approval of certain Florida College System baccalaureate degree programs; requires BOG to rank state universities that apply for performance funding & authorizes awards; requires DEO to prepare economic security report of employment & earning outcomes for degrees or certificates earned at public postsecondary institutions.

Effective Date: 4/27/2012
Last Action: 4/30/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-195, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5201 (Ch. 2012-134)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/28/2012 House • Filed
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 967
• Introduced -HJ 900
3/1/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/12
3/2/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1018
• Amendment(s) adopted (220371) -HJ 1018
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/5/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1069
• Passed as amended; YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 1070
3/5/2012 Senate • In Messages
• Received -SJ 866
• Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Higher Education; Budget Subcommittee on Higher Education Appropriations; Budget -SJ 866
3/7/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Education Pre-K - 12; Higher Education; Budget Subcommittee on Higher Education Appropriations; Budget -SJ 920
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 920
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1366 -SJ 920
• Read 2nd time -SJ 920
• Read 3rd time -SJ 920
• Passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 920
3/7/2012 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1179
4/13/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/27/2012 • Approved by Governor
4/30/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-195, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5201 (Ch. 2012-134)