Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 7167, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Bullard moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (653454) 
    3         Delete lines 598 - 646
    4  and insert:
    5         (b) Contingent upon available funds, a student is eligible
    6  for a Florida tax credit scholarship under this section if the
    7  student meets one or more of the following criteria:
    8         1. The student qualifies for free or reduced-price school
    9  lunches under the National School Lunch Act or is on the direct
   10  certification list and:
   11         a. Was counted as a full-time equivalent student during the
   12  previous state fiscal year for purposes of state per-student
   13  funding;
   14         b. Received a scholarship from an eligible nonprofit
   15  scholarship-funding organization or from the State of Florida
   16  during the previous school year; or
   17         c. Is eligible to enter kindergarten through fifth grade.
   18         2. The student is currently placed, or during the previous
   19  state fiscal year was placed, in foster care or in out-of-home
   20  care as defined in s. 39.01.
   21         3. The student continues in the scholarship program as long
   22  as the student’s household income level does not exceed 230
   23  percent of the federal poverty level.
   24         4. The student, who is a first-time tax credit scholarship
   25  recipient, is a sibling of a student who is continuing in the
   26  scholarship program and who resides in the same household as the
   27  student if the sibling meets one or more of the criteria
   28  specified in subparagraphs 1. and 2. and as long as the
   29  student’s and sibling’s household income level does not exceed
   30  230 percent of the federal poverty level.