Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (532862) for CS for SB 1512
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/23/2014           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Gardiner) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 105 - 171
    4  and insert:
    5         (b) “Approved provider” means a provider approved by the
    6  Agency for Persons with Disabilities, including an educational
    7  consultant, a health care practitioner as defined in s.
    8  456.001(4), or a provider approved by the Department of
    9  Education pursuant to s. 1002.66. An educational consultant is a
   10  provider who is approved by the agency, has a bachelor’s degree
   11  from an accredited college or university, holds a Florida
   12  professional educator certificate pursuant to s. 1012.56 in
   13  exceptional student education, and has 3 years of supervised
   14  experience in working with individuals with disabilities. The
   15  educational consultant assists in the development of an
   16  individual learning services plan, monitors a student’s
   17  progress, and reports to the agency.
   18         (c) “Curriculum” means a complete course of study for a
   19  particular content area or grade level, including any required
   20  supplemental materials.
   21         (d) “Disability” means, for a student in kindergarten to
   22  grade 12, autism, as defined in s. 393.063(3); cerebral palsy,
   23  as defined in s. 393.063(4); Down syndrome, as defined in s.
   24  393.063(13); an intellectual disability, as defined in s.
   25  393.063(21); Prader-Willi syndrome, as defined in s.
   26  393.063(25); Spina bifida, as defined in s. 393.063(36); for a
   27  student in kindergarten, being a high-risk child, as defined in
   28  s. 393.063(20)(a); or Williams syndrome, which is a
   29  developmental disorder that is characterized by mild to moderate
   30  intellectual disability or learning problems, unique personality
   31  characteristics, distinctive facial features, and cardiovascular
   32  problems.
   33         (e) “Eligible postsecondary educational institution” means
   34  a Florida College System institution, a state university, a
   35  school district technical center, a school district adult
   36  general education center, or an accredited nonpublic
   37  postsecondary educational institution, as defined in s. 1005.02,
   38  which is licensed to operate in the state pursuant to
   39  requirements specified in part III of chapter 1005.
   40         (f) “Eligible private school” means a private school, as
   41  defined in s. 1002.01, which is located in this state, which
   42  offers an education to students in any grade from kindergarten
   43  to grade 12, and which meets the requirements of:
   44         1. Sections 1002.42 and 1002.421; and
   45         2. A scholarship program under s. 1002.39 or s. 1002.395,
   46  as applicable, if the private school participates in a
   47  scholarship program under s. 1002.39 or s. 1002.395.
   48         (g) “ILSP” means an individual learning services plan that
   49  is developed for a student who participates in the program. The
   50  ILSP must include funding categories that are specified in
   51  accordance with rules of the Agency for Persons with
   52  Disabilities.
   53         (h) “Parent” means a resident of this state who is a
   54  parent, as defined in s. 1000.21.
   55         (i) “Program” means the Florida Personal Learning
   56  Scholarship Accounts established in this section.
   57         (3) PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY.—A parent of a student with a
   58  disability may request and receive from the state a Florida
   59  personal learning scholarship account for the purposes specified
   60  in subsection (5) if:
   61         (a) The student:
   62         1. Is a resident of this state;
   63         2. Is eligible to enroll in kindergarten through grade 12
   64  in a public school in this state;
   65         3. Has a disability as defined in paragraph (2)(d);
   66         4. Has an ILSP developed by the agency in consultation with
   67  the parent and written in accordance with rules of the Agency
   68  for Persons with Disabilities; and
   69         5.Complies with regular school attendance pursuant to s.
   70  1003.01(13); and
   71         (b) The parent has applied to the agency to participate in
   72  the program by February 1 before the school year in which the
   73  student will participate or an alternate date adopted by the
   74  agency in rule for any vacant, funded slots. The request must be
   75  communicated directly to the agency in a manner that creates a
   76  written or electronic record of the request and the date of
   77  receipt of the request. The agency must notify the school
   78  district and the Department of Education of the parent’s intent
   79  upon receipt of the parent’s request.
   80         (4) PROGRAM PROHIBITIONS.—A student is not eligible for the
   81  program if:
   82         (a) The student or student’s parent has accepted any
   83  payment, refund, or rebate, in any manner, from a provider of
   84  any services received pursuant to subsection (5);
   85         (b) The student’s participation in the program has been
   86  denied or revoked by the Agency for
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   89  And the title is amended as follows:
   90         Delete lines 20 - 24
   91  and insert:
   92         requiring the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to
   93         deny, suspend, or revoke participation in the program
   94         or use of program funds under certain circumstances;
   95         providing additional factors under which the agency
   96         may deny,