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SB 2502-A: Implementing the General Appropriations Act


Implementing the General Appropriations Act; Incorporating by reference certain calculations of the Florida Education Finance Program; revising the definition of the term “disability” for purposes of the Florida Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts Program; requiring the Department of Education to administer an educator liability insurance program for certain full-time instructional personnel; requiring a State University System Performance-Based Incentive to be awarded to state universities using certain performance-based metrics and benchmarks adopted by the Board of Governors; revising the authorized uses of funds in the Medical Quality Assurance Trust Fund, etc.

Effective Date: July 1, 2015, except as otherwise provided
Last Action: 6/23/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-222, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 2500-A (Ch. 2015-232), SB 2516-A (Ch. 2015-229)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
5/22/2015 Senate • Filed
6/1/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 3
• Referred to Appropriations -SJ 4
• Withdrawn from Appropriations -SJ 7
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 7
• Read 2nd time -SJ 8
• Read 3rd time -SJ 8
• Passed; YEAS 35 NAYS 0 -SJ 8
• The Senate requests that the House pass the bill as passed by the Senate or agree to include the bill in the Budget Conference -SJ 13
6/1/2015 House • In Messages
6/3/2015 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 14
• Received -HJ 12
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 06/04/15
6/4/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 60
• Amendment(s) adopted (829207) -HJ 70
• Read 3rd time -HJ 70
• Passed as amended; YEAS 82 NAYS 24 -HJ 70
• Refused to pass the Senate bill as passed by the Senate and acceded to the request for conference -HJ 72
6/4/2015 Senate • In returning messages
6/5/2015 House • Conference Committee appointed: Representatives Corcoran (Chair), Boyd (Vice Chair), Broxson, Combee, Gonzalez, La Rosa, Mayfield, Smith, Pilon, Trumbull, Bracy, Jacobs, Powell, Watson, C., Adkins, Cortes, B., Diaz, M., Fitzenhagen, Porter, Rodrigues, R., Stone, Lee, Slosberg, Taylor, Baxley, Eagle, Passidomo, Plasencia, Raulerson, Antone, Campbell, Dudley, Narain, Brodeur, Cummings, Fant, Harrell, Magar, Pigman, Renner, Stevenson, Berman, Murphy, Ahern, Burgess, Grant, Hill, Latvala, Miller, Spano, Edwards, McGhee, Pritchett, Artiles, Avila, Burton, Drake, Moraitis, Perry, Peters, Ray, Fullwood, Jones, S., Rogers, Stark, Albritton (At Large), Caldwell (At Large), Diaz, J. (At Large), Eisnaugle (At Large), Fresen (At Large), Gaetz (At Large), Goodson (At Large), Hudson (At Large), Ingram (At Large), McBurney (At Large), Metz (At Large), Nunez (At Large), Oliva (At Large), O'Toole (At Large), Porter (At Large), Raschein (At Large), Wood (At Large), Young (At Large), Clarke-Reed (At Large), Cruz (At Large), Jones, M. (At Large), Pafford (At Large), Richardson (At Large), Rouson (At Large), Stafford (At Large), Williams (At Large) -HJ 87
6/5/2015 Senate • Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Lee (Chair), Benacquisto (Vice Chair), Flores (At Large), Galvano (At Large), Grimsley (At Large), Joyner (At Large), Margolis (At Large), Richter (At Large), Simmons (At Large), Smith (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Negron (Chair), Bradley, Evers, Flores, Hutson, Joyner; Appropriations Conference Committee on Education/Education: Gaetz (Chair), Bullard, Galvano, Legg, Montford, Simmons, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government/Government Operations: Hays (Chair), Altman, Braynon, Dean, Margolis, Simpson; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Garcia (Chair), Bean, Benacquisto, Grimsley, Richter, Smith, Sobel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development/Transportation and Economic Development: Latvala (Chair), Brandes, Clemens, Detert, Diaz de la Portilla, Gibson, Hukill, Sachs, Thompson -SJ 19
6/19/2015 Senate • Conference Committee Report received -SJ 93
• Conference Committee Report adopted (651318) -SJ 117
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 117
6/19/2015 House • In returning messages
• Conference Committee Report considered -HJ 354
• Conference Committee Report adopted (651318) -HJ 373
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 94 NAYS 19 -HJ 373
6/19/2015 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 334
6/19/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/23/2015 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2015-222, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 2500-A (Ch. 2015-232), SB 2516-A (Ch. 2015-229)