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2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022C, 2022D, 2022A, and 2023B)

F.S. 1004.6499
1004.6499 Florida Institute of Politics.
(1) The Florida Institute of Politics is established at the Florida State University within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. The purpose of the institute is to provide the southeastern region of the United States with a world class, bipartisan, nationally renowned institute of politics.
(2) The goals of the institute are to:
(a) Motivate students throughout the Florida State University to become aware of the significance of government and civic engagement at all levels and politics in general.
(b) Provide students with an opportunity to be politically active and civically engaged.
(c) Nurture a greater awareness of and passion for public service and politics.
(d) Plan and host forums to allow students and guests to hear from and interact with experts from government, politics, policy, and journalism on a frequent basis.
(e) Become a national and state resource on polling information and survey methodology.
(f) Provide fellowships and internship opportunities to students in government, nonprofit organizations, and community organizations.
(g) Provide training sessions for newly elected state and local public officials.
(h) Organize and sponsor conferences, symposia, and workshops throughout this state to educate and inform citizens, elected officials, and appointed policymakers regarding effective policymaking techniques and processes.
(i) Create and promote research and awareness regarding politics, citizen involvement, and public service.
(j) Collaborate with related policy institutes and research activities at the Florida State University and other institutions of higher education to motivate, increase, and sustain citizen involvement in public affairs. 9, 110, ch. 2020-114; s. 7, ch. 2020-117; s. 56, ch. 2021-51.