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CS/HB 7125: Postsecondary Access and Affordability

GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee ; Porter ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Rogers

Postsecondary Access and Affordability; Limiting applicability of state apprenticeship and job-training program requirements with respect to certain provisions for veterans, minority persons, and women; revising provisions relating to textbook affordability to include instructional materials; revising the program standards for career, adult, and community education programs; creating the Florida Apprenticeship Grant Program within the Department of Education to provide grants to specific centers and institutions for the creation of new apprenticeship programs or the expansion of existing apprenticeship programs; creating the Rapid Response Grant Program; creating a University System Performance-Based Incentive to be awarded to state universities that meet certain criteria, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Higher Education
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Higher Education (HE)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/25/2015 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 297
3/27/2015 House • Referred to Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 343
• On Committee agenda-- Education Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/31/15, 12:30 pm, Morris Hall
3/31/2015 House • Favorable by Education Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 354
• Now in Education Committee -HJ 354
4/7/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 04/09/15, 9:00 am, Reed Hall
4/9/2015 House • CS by- Education Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 506
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Education Committee read 1st time -HJ 503
4/13/2015 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 522
4/21/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/15
4/23/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 730
• Amendment(s) adopted (066133, 246885, 614749) -HJ 730
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/24/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 785
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 786
4/24/2015 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Higher Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 655
• Received -SJ 655
5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Higher Education