Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 84
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  12/10/2013           .                                

    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (883370) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 1. This act is cited as the “Congressman C. W. Bill
    7  Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Act.”
    8         Section 2. Subsection (12) is added to section 1009.26,
    9  Florida Statutes, to read:
   10         (12) There is established the Congressman C. W. Bill Young
   11  Veteran Tuition Waiver Program. A state university or Florida
   12  College System institution shall waive out-of-state fees for an
   13  honorably discharged veteran of the Armed Forces of the United
   14  States, including the National Guard and reserve components
   15  thereof, who physically resides in this state while enrolled in
   16  the institution. Tuition and fees charged to a veteran who
   17  qualifies for the out-of-state fee waiver under this subsection
   18  may not exceed the tuition and fees charged to a resident
   19  student. The waiver is applicable for 110 percent of the
   20  required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for
   21  which the student is enrolled. Each state university and Florida
   22  College System institution shall report to the Board of
   23  Governors and the State Board of Education, respectively, the
   24  number and value of all fee waivers granted annually under this
   25  subsection.
   26         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   31  and insert:
   32                        A bill to be entitled                      
   33         An act relating to waivers of out-of-state fees for
   34         veterans; amending s. 1009.26, F.S.; providing a short
   35         title; establishing the Congressman C. W. Bill Young
   36         Veteran Tuition Waiver Program; requiring a state
   37         university or Florida College System institution to
   38         waive out-of-state fees for certain veterans of the
   39         Armed Forces of the United States, including the
   40         National Guard and reserve components thereof;
   41         providing applicability; requiring a state university
   42         and Florida College System institution to report to
   43         the Board of Governors and the State Board of
   44         Education, respectively, the number and value of all
   45         fee waivers; providing an effective date.
   47         WHEREAS, Charles William (Bill) Young, born in 1930, was
   48  raised in humble surroundings and was later elected to the
   49  United States House of Representatives by the electors of the
   50  Thirteenth Congressional District of Florida, and
   51         WHEREAS, after Congressman Young completed his 22nd term in
   52  the United States House of Representatives, he became the
   53  longest serving Republican member at the time of his death on
   54  October 18, 2013, and
   55         WHEREAS, as a husband, father, laborer, businessman, and
   56  United States Army Reservist, Congressman Young was the
   57  embodiment of a distinguished gentleman and statesman who was
   58  noted for his unflappable civility, and
   59         WHEREAS, Congressman Young was instrumental in safeguarding
   60  from decommission the MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, now
   61  home to the United States Central Command and the United States
   62  Special Operations Command, during the Federal Government’s
   63  efforts to reduce the number of Air Force bases, and
   64         WHEREAS, Congressman Young is credited with the substantial
   65  growth of one of this nation’s largest veteran’s hospitals
   66  located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, which now bears his name,
   67  and
   68         WHEREAS, Congressman Young’s most gratifying
   69  accomplishment, realized in conjunction with the United States
   70  Navy, was establishing a national registry for bone marrow
   71  donors which is credited with saving tens of thousands of lives,
   72  and
   73         WHEREAS, adoption of this act, which is cited as the
   74  “Congressman C. W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Act”
   75  exemplifies and honors Congressman Young for his unwavering,
   76  lifelong support of the Armed Forces of the United States and
   77  the brave military men and women who serve this nation and stand
   78  in defense of liberty, NOW, THEREFORE,