Florida Senate - 2019                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 642
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Rodriguez moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 8604 and 8605
    4  insert:
    5         Section 174. Section 1009.02, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         1009.02 Eligibility for educational scholarships upon
    8  restoration of voting rights.—Notwithstanding any other
    9  provision of this chapter, a person who has had his or her
   10  voting rights restored pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State
   11  Constitution upon the completion of all terms of his or her
   12  sentence for a felony conviction for an offense other than
   13  murder or a felony sexual offense is eligible to be awarded any
   14  scholarship, grant, or other aid for higher education or
   15  vocational training under this chapter so long as he or she
   16  meets all other requirements to be awarded the scholarship,
   17  grant, or other aid.
   18         Section 175. If any provision of this act or an act passed
   19  by the Legislature relating to the implementation of s. 4,
   20  Article VI of the State Constitution is held to be invalid, the
   21  invalidity does not affect the provisions of this act which can
   22  be given effect without the invalid provision or application,
   23  and to this end this act is severable.
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   26  And the title is amended as follows:
   27         Between lines 722 and 723
   28  insert:
   29         creating s. 1009.02, F.S.; specifying eligibility for
   30         educational scholarships, grants, or other aid for
   31         persons who have had voting rights restored pursuant
   32         to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution; providing
   33         for severability;