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HB 489: Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

GENERAL BILL by Smith ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Abruzzo ; Baez ; Berman ; Cortes, J. ; Geller ; Jenne ; Mercado ; Russell ; Slosberg ; Stark

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; Removes condition under which student may use Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program award for summer term enrollment; requires Legislature to appropriate additional funds necessary for use of award for summer term enrollment as provided in GAA; revises initial eligibility criteria relating to test scores & corresponding percentile ranks for certain awards under program; specifies amounts of certain awards eligible to cover tuition & other college-related expenses.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/24/2017 House • Filed
2/6/2017 House • Referred to Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee; Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 67
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 67
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee