Florida Senate - 2018 SB 1532 By Senator Stargel 22-01481-18 20181532__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to early learning coalitions; amending 3 s. 1002.88, F.S.; authorizing an early learning 4 coalition to refuse to contract with certain school 5 readiness program providers; providing an effective 6 date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 1002.88, Florida 11 Statutes, is amended to read: 12 1002.88 School readiness program provider standards; 13 eligibility to deliver the school readiness program.— 14 (2)(a) If a school readiness program provider fails or 15 refuses to comply with this part or any contractual obligation 16 of the statewide provider contract under s. 1002.82(2)(m), the 17 coalition may revoke the provider’s eligibility to deliver the 18 school readiness program or receive state or federal funds under 19 this chapter for a period of 5 years. 20 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a school 21 readiness program provider has been cited for a class I 22 violation, as defined by rule, the coalition may refuse to 23 contract with the provider. 24 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.