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 209 - 277
    4  and insert:
    5         (f) Contributions to the Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid
    6  College Program pursuant to s. 1009.98, for the benefit of the
    7  eligible student.
    8         (g) Contracted services provided by a public school or
    9  school district, including classes for the services specified in
   10  the ILSP or additional services. A student who receives services
   11  under a contract under this paragraph may not be considered to
   12  be enrolled in a public school.
   14  A specialized service provider, eligible private school,
   15  eligible postsecondary educational institution, private tutoring
   16  program provider, online or virtual program provider, public
   17  school, school district, or other entity receiving payments
   18  pursuant to this subsection may not share, refund, or rebate any
   19  moneys from a Florida personal learning scholarship account with
   20  the parent or participating student in any manner.
   21         (6) TERM OF THE PROGRAM.—For purposes of continuity of
   22  educational choice, the program payments made under this section
   23  shall remain in force until a student participating in the
   24  program participates in any of the prohibited activities
   25  specified in subsection (4), has funds revoked by the agency
   26  pursuant to subsection (10), graduates from high school, or
   27  reaches 22 years of age, whichever occurs first.
   28         (7) SCHOOL DISTRICT OBLIGATIONS.—The school district
   29  retains all current duties, authority, and responsibilities as
   30  specified in the Florida K-20 Education Code.
   31         (8) DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OBLIGATIONS.—The department
   32  shall:
   33         (a) Maintain a list of eligible private schools as defined
   34  in paragraph (2)(f) and private tutoring programs pursuant to s.
   35  1002.43.
   36         (b) Compare the list of students participating in the
   37  program with the public school enrollment lists before each
   38  program payment to avoid duplicate payments.
   40  The department retains all current duties, authority, and
   41  responsibilities as specified in the Florida K-20 Education
   42  Code.
   44  The Commissioner of Education retains all current duties,
   45  authority, and responsibilities as specified in the Florida K-20
   46  Education Code.
   49         (a) The agency:
   50         1. Shall deny, suspend, or revoke a student’s participation
   51  in the program if the health, safety, or welfare of the student
   52  is threatened or fraud is suspected.
   53         2. Shall deny, suspend, or revoke an authorized use of
   54  program funds if the health, safety, or welfare of the student
   55  is threatened or fraud is suspected.
   56         3. May deny, suspend, or revoke an authorized use of
   57  program funds for material failure to comply with this section
   58  and applicable agency rules if the noncompliance is correctable
   59  within a reasonable period of time. Otherwise, the agency shall
   60  deny, suspend, or revoke an authorized use for failure to
   61  materially comply with the law and rules adopted under this
   62  section.
   63         4. Shall require compliance by the appropriate party by a
   64  date certain for all nonmaterial failures to comply with this
   65  section and applicable agency rules. The agency may deny,
   66  suspend, or revoke program participation under this section
   67  thereafter.
   68         (b) In determining whether to deny, suspend, or revoke an
   69  approved provider in accordance with this subsection, the agency
   70  may
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   73  And the title is amended as follows:
   74         Delete lines 20 - 24
   75  and insert:
   76         requiring the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to
   77         deny, suspend, or revoke participation in the program
   78         or use of program funds under certain circumstances;
   79         providing additional factors under which the agency
   80         may deny,