Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 114
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Hutson) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Dorothy L. Hukill
    6  Financial Literacy Act.”
    7         Section 2. Subsection (5) of section 1002.3105, Florida
    8  Statutes, is amended to read:
    9         1002.3105 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance
   10  Learning (ACCEL) options.—
   11         (5) AWARD OF A STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.—A student who
   12  meets the applicable grade 9 cohort graduation requirements of
   13  s. 1003.4282(3)(a)-(e) or s. 1003.4282(9)(a)1.-5., (b)1.-5.,
   14  (c)1.-5., or (d)1.-5., earns two and one-half three credits in
   15  electives, and earns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of
   16  2.0 on a 4.0 scale shall be awarded a standard high school
   17  diploma in a form prescribed by the State Board of Education.
   18         Section 3. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
   19  1003.41, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   20         1003.41 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.—
   21         (2) Next Generation Sunshine State Standards must meet the
   22  following requirements:
   23         (d) Social Studies standards must establish specific
   24  curricular content for, at a minimum, geography, United States
   25  and world history, government, civics, humanities, and
   26  economics, and including financial literacy. Financial literacy
   27  includes the knowledge, understanding, skills, behaviors,
   28  attitudes, and values that will enable a student to make
   29  responsible and effective financial decisions on a daily basis.
   30  Financial literacy instruction shall be an integral part of
   31  instruction throughout the entire economics course and include
   32  information regarding earning income; buying goods and services;
   33  saving and financial investing; taxes; the use of credit and
   34  credit cards; budgeting and debt management, including student
   35  loans and secured loans; banking and financial services;
   36  planning for one’s financial future, including higher education
   37  and career planning; credit reports and scores; and fraud and
   38  identity theft prevention.
   39         Section 4. Paragraphs (d) and (g) of subsection (3) of
   40  section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   41         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
   44         (d) Three and one-half credits in social studies.—A student
   45  must earn one credit in United States History; one credit in
   46  World History; one-half credit in economics; one-half credit in,
   47  which must include financial literacy; and one-half credit in
   48  United States Government. The United States History EOC
   49  assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course
   50  grade. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2019-2020
   51  school year, a student must earn one-half credit in financial
   52  literacy. Students must earn the one-half credit in financial
   53  literacy in grades 11 or 12. The State Board of Education shall
   54  identify in rule one or more financial literacy assessments that
   55  are aligned to the state’s financial literacy standards for the
   56  purposes of credit acceleration under s. 1003.4295(3). A high
   57  school student who transfers into the state’s public school
   58  system from another country, another state, a private school, or
   59  a home education program is not required to meet the financial
   60  literacy requirement to earn a standard high school diploma if
   61  the student’s transcript documents passage of a course for
   62  financial literacy.
   63         (g) Seven and one-half Eight credits in electives.—School
   64  districts must develop and offer coordinated electives so that a
   65  student may develop knowledge and skills in his or her area of
   66  interest, such as electives with a STEM or liberal arts focus.
   67  Such electives must include opportunities for students to earn
   68  college credit, including industry-certified career education
   69  programs or series of career-themed courses that result in
   70  industry certification or articulate into the award of college
   71  credit, or career education courses for which there is a
   72  statewide or local articulation agreement and which lead to
   73  college credit. A student entering grade 9 before the 2019-2020
   74  school year must earn eight credits in electives. A student
   75  entering grade 9 in the 2019-2020 school year or thereafter must
   76  earn seven and one-half credits in electives.
   77         Section 5. Subsection (3) of section 1003.4295, Florida
   78  Statutes, is amended to read:
   79         1003.4295 Acceleration options.—
   80         (3) The Credit Acceleration Program (CAP) is created for
   81  the purpose of allowing a student to earn high school credit in
   82  courses required for high school graduation through passage of
   83  an end-of-course assessment administered under s. 1008.22;, an
   84  Advanced Placement Examination;, or a College Level Examination
   85  Program (CLEP); or, for a financial literacy course, an
   86  appropriate assessment identified in state board rule.
   87  Notwithstanding s. 1003.436, a school district shall award
   88  course credit to a student who is not enrolled in the course, or
   89  who has not completed the course, if the student attains a
   90  passing score on the corresponding end-of-course assessment;,
   91  Advanced Placement Examination;, or CLEP; or, for a financial
   92  literacy course, an appropriate assessment identified in state
   93  board rule. The school district shall permit a public school or
   94  home education student who is not enrolled in the course, or who
   95  has not completed the course, to take the assessment or
   96  examination during the regular administration of the assessment
   97  or examination.
   98         Section 6. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
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  101  And the title is amended as follows:
  102         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  103  and insert:
  104                        A bill to be entitled                      
  105         An act relating to high school graduation
  106         requirements; providing a short title; amending s.
  107         1002.3105, F.S.; revising the requirements for award
  108         of a standard high school diploma through Academically
  109         Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL)
  110         options; amending s. 1003.41, F.S.; revising the
  111         social studies standards for the Next Generation
  112         Sunshine State Standards to include financial literacy
  113         as a separate subject; amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.;
  114         revising the required credits for a standard high
  115         school diploma to include one-half credit in financial
  116         literacy and seven and one-half, rather than eight,
  117         credits in electives; requiring the state board to
  118         identify certain assessments for credit acceleration
  119         purposes; exempting certain students from meeting the
  120         financial literacy requirement under certain
  121         circumstances; amending s. 1003.4295, F.S.; providing
  122         that certain assessments identified in State Board of
  123         Education rule may be used to satisfy middle school
  124         course requirements or earn high school credit for
  125         certain courses; providing an effective date.