Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 602
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/06/2015           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Gaetz) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 206 - 263
    4  and insert:
    5  allow a student to access instruction or instructional content
    6  and training on the use of and maintenance agreements for these
    7  devices.
    8         (b) Curriculum as defined in paragraph (2)(b).
    9         (c) Specialized services by approved providers which have
   10  been approved by a physician licensed under chapter 458 or
   11  chapter 459 and that are selected by the parent. These
   12  specialized services may include, but are not limited to:
   13         1. Applied behavior analysis services as provided in ss.
   14  627.6686 and 641.31098.
   15         2. Services provided by speech-language pathologists as
   16  defined in s. 468.1125.
   17         3. Occupational therapy services as defined in s. 468.203.
   18         4. Services provided by physical therapists as defined in
   19  s. 486.021.
   20         5. Services provided by listening and spoken language
   21  specialists and an appropriate acoustical environment for a
   22  child who is deaf or hard of hearing and who has received an
   23  implant or assistive hearing device.
   25  Specialized services outside this state are authorized under
   26  this paragraph if the services are subject to similar regulation
   27  or approval requirements.
   28         (d) Enrollment in, or tuition or fees associated with
   29  enrollment in, an eligible private school, an eligible
   30  postsecondary educational institution or a program offered by
   31  the institution, a private tutoring program authorized under s.
   32  1002.43, a virtual program offered by a department-approved
   33  private online provider that meets the provider qualifications
   34  specified in s. 1002.45(2)(a), the Florida Virtual School as a
   35  private paying student, or an approved online course offered
   36  pursuant to s. 1003.499 or s. 1004.0961.
   37         (e) Fees for nationally standardized, norm-referenced
   38  achievement tests, Advanced Placement Examinations, industry
   39  certification examinations, assessments related to postsecondary
   40  education, or other assessments.
   41         (f) Contributions to the Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid
   42  College Program pursuant to s. 1009.98, for the benefit of the
   43  eligible student. The Florida Prepaid College Board shall, by
   44  July 1, 2015, create procedures to allow program funds to be
   45  used in conjunction with other funds used by the parent in the
   46  purchase of a prepaid college plan; require program funds to be
   47  tracked and accounted for separately from other funds
   48  contributed to a prepaid plan; require program funds and
   49  associated interest to be reverted as specified in this section;
   50  and require program funds to be used only after private payments
   51  have been used for prepaid college plan expenditures.
   52         (g) Contracted services provided by a public school or
   53  school district, including classes. A student who receives
   54  services under a contract under this paragraph is not considered
   55  enrolled in a public school for eligibility purposes as
   56  specified in subsection (4).
   57         (h) Tuition and fees for part-time tutoring services
   58  provided by a person who holds a valid Florida educator’s
   59  certificate pursuant to s. 1012.56; a person who holds an
   60  adjunct teaching certificate pursuant to s. 1012.57; or a person
   61  who has demonstrated a mastery of subject area knowledge
   62  pursuant to 1012.56(5). The term “part-time tutoring services”
   63  as used in this paragraph does not meet the definition of the
   64  term “regular school attendance” in s. 1003.01(13)(e).
   65         (i) Fees for specialized summer education programs.
   66         (j) Fees for specialized after-school education programs.
   67         (k) Transition services provided by job coaches.
   68         (l) Fees for an annual evaluation of educational progress
   69  by a state-certified teacher, if this option is chosen for a
   70  home education student pursuant to s. 1002.41(1)(c)1.
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   73  And the title is amended as follows:
   74         Between lines 9 and 10
   75  insert:
   76         authorizing program funds to be spent for specified
   77         education programs and services;