Florida Senate - 2016                                Committee       Amendment
SPB2500                                                 AED              3SA

The Committee on Appropriations (Hays) recommended the following 

Section: 02              EXPLANATION:

On Page: 036             Adds proviso to require that funds appropriated for 
                         Assessment and Evaluation be held in reserve until 
Spec App:  132           the Commissioner of Education or her designee 
                         provides a detailed explanation to the Senate 
                         Appropriations Committee for the purpose of all 
                         negotiated student assessment contracts.

NET IMPACT ON:            Total Funds       General Revenue          Trust Funds
    Recurring -                    0                     0                    0 
Non-Recurring -                    0                     0                    0 

                                               Positions & Amount   Positions & Amount
                                                     DELETE         INSERT

        State Board Of Education  48800000

        In Section 02  On Page 036
132     Special Categories  100147
        Assessment And Evaluation  IOEA

At the end of existing proviso language, following Specific 
Appropriation 132, INSERT:

All funds provided in Specific Appropriation 132 shall be held in 
reserve until released by vote of the Senate Appropriations Committee 
after the Commissioner of Education or her designee has appeared before 
such committee and explained why such contracts were negotiated and all 
questions regarding the purpose and reason for such contracts have been 
explained in detail. Further, the Department of Education is prohibited 
from expending any available funds from anywhere else in the department 
to fulfill any portion of these contracts until such meeting and vote 

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