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CS/SB 4: Higher Education

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Galvano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry ; Young ; Bradley ; Stewart ; Stargel ; Simpson ; Steube ; Passidomo ; Bean ; Baxley ; Hukill ; Benacquisto ; Mayfield

Higher Education; Citing this act as the "Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018"; revising the preeminent state research universities program graduation rate requirements and funding distributions; authorizing a public institution of higher education to create and enforce certain restrictions relating to expressive activities on campus; providing for the future repeal of provisions relating to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Sarasota/Manatee, respectively; establishing the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program; establishing the State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program; authorizing students to use certain Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards for summer term enrollment beginning in specified years under certain circumstances; extending coverage of the Benacquisto Scholarship Program to include tuition and fees for qualified nonresident students, etc. APPROPRIATION: $123,513,035.00

Effective Date: March 11, 2018 except as otherwise provided
Last Action: 3/12/2018 - Chapter No. 2018-4
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education (AHE)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/30/2017 Senate • Filed
• Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; Appropriations -SJ 10
9/5/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 09/12/17, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Meeting cancelled
10/2/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 10/09/17, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
10/9/2017 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 101
10/10/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education -SJ 101
10/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, 11/08/17, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
11/8/2017 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 104
• Now in Appropriations -SJ 104
11/27/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 12/06/17, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
12/6/2017 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -SJ 104
12/8/2017 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
12/12/2017 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 104
1/8/2018 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/11/18
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 9
• CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 93
1/11/2018 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 140
• Amendment(s) adopted (526604, 662816) -SJ 140
• Amendment(s) failed (398480) -SJ 140
• Read 3rd time -SJ 140
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 34 NAYS 0 -SJ 140
• Immediately certified -SJ 141
1/11/2018 House • In Messages
2/27/2018 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 684
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/18
• Received -HJ 683, 684
3/2/2018 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 423 -HJ 812
• Read 2nd time -HJ 812
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/5/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 865, 866
• Amendment(s) failed (511359) -HJ 874
• Amendment(s) adopted (843425) -HJ 866
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 84 NAYS 28 -HJ 874, 875
3/5/2018 Senate • In returning messages
• Amendment(s) to House amendment(s) failed (104550, 709462) -SJ 715
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (843425) -SJ 706, 716
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 33 NAYS 5 -SJ 716
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 716
3/6/2018 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 780
3/11/2018 • Approved by Governor
3/12/2018 • Chapter No. 2018-4