Florida Senate - 2012 SB 94 By Senator Fasano 11-00147-12 201294__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to postsecondary education course 3 registration for veterans; creating s. 1004.075, F.S.; 4 requiring certain Florida College System institutions 5 and state universities to provide priority course 6 registration for veterans; providing eligibility 7 requirements; creating s. 1005.09, F.S.; encouraging 8 certain independent postsecondary educational 9 institutions to provide priority course registration 10 for veterans; providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Section 1004.075, Florida Statutes, is created 15 to read: 16 1004.075 Priority course registration for veterans.—Each 17 Florida College System institution and state university that 18 offers priority course registration for a segment of the student 19 population, or upon implementation of priority course 20 registration for a segment of the student population, shall 21 provide priority course registration for each veteran of the 22 United States Armed Forces who is receiving GI Bill educational 23 benefits or for the spouse or dependent children of the veteran 24 to whom the GI Bill educational benefits have been transferred. 25 Each eligible veteran, or his or her spouse or dependent 26 children, shall be granted priority for course registration 27 until the expiration of the GI Bill educational benefits. 28 Section 2. Section 1005.09, Florida Statutes, is created to 29 read: 30 1005.09 Priority course registration for veterans.—Each 31 independent postsecondary educational institution that is under 32 the jurisdiction of the commission or is exempt from the 33 jurisdiction of the commission and that offers priority course 34 registration for a segment of the student population, or upon 35 implementation of priority course registration for a segment of 36 the student population, is encouraged to provide priority course 37 registration for each veteran of the United States Armed Forces, 38 or his or her spouse or dependent children, who is receiving GI 39 Bill educational benefits, in accordance with s. 1004.075. 40 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.