Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 260
       By Senator Latvala
       20-00350A-13                                           2013260__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to resident status for tuition
    3         purposes; amending s. 1009.21, F.S.; providing
    4         criteria for veterans of the Armed Services of the
    5         United States, including reserve components thereof,
    6         to qualify as residents for tuition purposes;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Present paragraphs (c) through (k) of subsection
   12  (10) of section 1009.21, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   13  paragraphs (d) through (l), respectively, and a new paragraph
   14  (c) is added to that subsection, to read:
   15         1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition
   16  purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or
   17  nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in
   18  postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical
   19  career centers or career centers operated by school districts,
   20  in Florida College System institutions, and in state
   21  universities.
   22         (10) The following persons shall be classified as residents
   23  for tuition purposes:
   24         (c)Veterans of the Armed Services of the United States,
   25  including reserve components thereof, who:
   26         1. Attend the physical location of an institution of higher
   27  learning within this state; or
   28         2. Physically reside in this state while enrolled in an
   29  online course offered by an institution of higher learning
   30  within this state.
   31         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.