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Planning and construction of community college facilities; property acquisition.
F.S. 1013.40

Planning and construction of 1community college facilities; property acquisition.


The need for 1community college facilities shall be established by a survey conducted pursuant to this chapter. The facilities recommended by such survey must be approved by the State Board of Education, and the projects must be constructed according to the provisions of this chapter and State Board of Education rules.


No 1community college may expend public funds for the acquisition of additional property without the specific approval of the Legislature.


No facility may be acquired or constructed by a 1community college or its direct-support organization if such facility requires general revenue funds for operation or maintenance upon project completion or in subsequent years of operation, unless prior approval is received from the Legislature.


The campus of a 1community college within a municipality designated as an area of critical state concern, as defined in s. 380.05, and having a comprehensive plan and land development regulations containing a building permit allocation system that limits annual growth, may construct dormitories for up to 100 beds for 1community college students. Such dormitories shall be exempt from the building permit allocation system and may be constructed up to 45 feet in height provided that they are otherwise consistent with the comprehensive plan, the 1community college has a hurricane evacuation plan that requires all dormitory occupants to be evacuated 48 hours in advance of tropical force winds, and that transportation is provided for dormitory occupants during an evacuation.


s. 839, ch. 2002-387; s. 4, ch. 2008-213.


Section 21, ch. 2010-70, directs the Division of Statutory Revision to prepare a reviser’s bill to substitute the term “Florida College System institution” for the terms “Florida college,” “community college,” and “junior college” where those terms appear in the Florida K-20 Education Code.