Florida Senate - 2014 SB 84 By Senator Latvala 20-00003-14 201484__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to resident status for tuition 3 purposes; amending s. 1009.21, F.S.; providing 4 criteria for veterans of the Armed Services of the 5 United States, including reserve components thereof, 6 to qualify as residents for tuition purposes; 7 providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Present paragraphs (c) through (k) of subsection 12 (10) of section 1009.21, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as 13 paragraphs (d) through (l), respectively, and a new paragraph 14 (c) is added to that subsection, to read: 15 1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition 16 purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or 17 nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in 18 postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical 19 career centers or career centers operated by school districts, 20 in Florida College System institutions, and in state 21 universities. 22 (10) The following persons shall be classified as residents 23 for tuition purposes: 24 (c) Veterans of the Armed Services of the United States, 25 including reserve components thereof, who: 26 1. Attend the physical location of an institution of higher 27 learning within this state; or 28 2. Physically reside in this state while enrolled in an 29 online course offered by an institution of higher learning 30 within this state. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.