Florida Senate - 2018 SB 824 By Senator Garcia 36-00944-18 2018824__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the school district price level 3 index; creating s. 1011.79, F.S.; requiring the 4 Department of Education to issue a competitive 5 solicitation for the review of the current price level 6 index methodology by a specified entity; requiring a 7 report of recommendations be provided to the chair of 8 the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the chair of 9 the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, 10 and the Executive Office of the Governor’s Office of 11 Policy and Budget; providing that the competitive 12 solicitation and review occur every 10 years; 13 providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Section 1011.79, Florida Statutes, is created to 18 read: 19 1011.79 Price level index methodology review.— 20 (1) By July 1, 2018, and every 10 years thereafter, the 21 Department of Education shall issue a competitive solicitation 22 to contract with an independent third-party consulting firm to 23 conduct a review of the current price level index methodology. 24 (2) By January 1, 2019, and every 10 years thereafter, the 25 department shall provide a report which provides recommendations 26 to the chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the 27 chair of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, 28 and the Executive Office of the Governor’s Office of Policy and 29 Budget. 30 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.