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CS/HB 845 — Higher Education

by Post-Secondary Education and Lifelong Learning Subcommittee and Rep. Smith, D. and others

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

This bill reinstates the effective date of July 1, 2021, to section 3 of chapter 2020-28, Laws of Florida, to retain current law that makes sections 1006.74 and 468.453, F.S., affecting intercollegiate athlete compensation and rights, effective July 1, 2021.

The bill also prohibits state funds from being used to join or maintain membership in an association whose decisions or proposed decisions are a result of, or in response to, actions proposed or adopted by the Legislature, if such decisions or proposed decisions will result in a negative fiscal impact to the state. The bill requires the Board of Governors to notify any association if its actions or proposed actions may require public postsecondary institutions to withdraw from such association.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 29-10; House 114-2