Florida Senate - 2014 CS for SB 84 By the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; and Senators Latvala and Evers 583-00366-14 201484c1 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 Forces of the 5 United States, including the National Guard and 6 reserve components thereof, to qualify as residents 7 for tuition purposes; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (10) of 12 section 1009.21, Florida Statutes, are amended, present 13 paragraphs (c) through (k) of that subsection are redesignated 14 as paragraphs (d) through (l), respectively, and a new paragraph 15 (c) is added to that subsection, to read: 16 1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition 17 purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or 18 nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in 19 postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical 20 career centers or career centers operated by school districts, 21 in Florida College System institutions, and in state 22 universities. 23 (10) The following persons shall be classified as residents 24 for tuition purposes: 25 (a) Active duty members of the Armed Forces
Servicesof the 26 United States residing or stationed in this state, their 27 spouses, and dependent children, and active drilling members of 28 the Florida National Guard. 29 (b) Active duty members of the Armed Forces Servicesof the 30 United States and their spouses and dependents attending a 31 Florida College System institution or state university within 50 32 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed, if 33 such military establishment is within a county contiguous to 34 Florida. 35 (c) Honorably discharged veterans of the Armed Forces of 36 the United States, including the National Guard and reserve 37 components thereof, who physically reside in this state while 38 enrolled in an institution of higher education. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.