Florida Senate - 2018 SB 1670
By Senator Farmer
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to inmates and higher education;
3 amending s. 1011.80, F.S.; deleting a provision
4 prohibiting certain state funds from being used for
5 the education of state or federal inmates; amending s.
6 1011.81, F.S.; deleting a provision prohibiting the
7 use of certain state funds for the education of state
8 or federal inmates; amending s. 1011.84, F.S.;
9 deleting a provision prohibiting the instruction of
10 state inmates from being included in specified
11 enrollment for certain education funding; providing an
12 effective date.
14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
16 Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 1011.80, Florida
17 Statutes, is amended to read:
18 1011.80 Funds for operation of workforce education
(a) A school district or Florida College System
21 institution that receives workforce education funds must use the
22 money to benefit the workforce education programs it provides.
23 The money may be used for equipment upgrades, program
24 expansions, or any other use that would result in workforce
25 education program improvement. The district school board or
26 Florida College System institution board of trustees may not
27 withhold any portion of the performance funding for indirect
29 (b) State funds provided for the operation of postsecondary
30 workforce programs may not be expended for the education of
31 state or federal inmates.
32 Section 2. Subsection (4) of section 1011.81, Florida
33 Statutes, is amended to read:
34 1011.81 Florida College System Program Fund.—
35 (4) State funds provided for the Florida College System
36 Program Fund may not be expended for the education of state or
37 federal inmates.
38 Section 3. Paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of section
39 1011.84, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
40 1011.84 Procedure for determining state financial support
41 and annual apportionment of state funds to each Florida College
42 System institution district.—The procedure for determining state
43 financial support and the annual apportionment to each Florida
44 College System institution district authorized to operate a
45 Florida College System institution under the provisions of s.
46 1001.61 shall be as follows:
47 (1) DETERMINING THE AMOUNT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE FLORIDA
48 COLLEGE SYSTEM PROGRAM FUND FOR THE CURRENT OPERATING PROGRAM.—
49 (e) All state inmate education provided by Florida College
50 System institutions shall be reported by program, FTE
51 expenditure, and revenue source. These enrollments,
52 expenditures, and revenues shall be reported and projected
53 separately. Instruction of state inmates shall not be included
54 in the full-time equivalent student enrollment for funding
55 through the Florida College System Program Fund.
56 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.