Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (813072) for SB 7070
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/19/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Lee) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (782410) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 201 and 202
    5  insert:
    6         Section 4. Paragraph (f) is added to subsection (7) of
    7  section 1002.33, Florida Statutes, to read:
    8         1002.33 Charter schools.—
    9         (7) CHARTER.—The terms and conditions for the operation of
   10  a charter school shall be set forth by the sponsor and the
   11  applicant in a written contractual agreement, called a charter.
   12  The sponsor and the governing board of the charter school shall
   13  use the standard charter contract pursuant to subsection (21),
   14  which shall incorporate the approved application and any addenda
   15  approved with the application. Any term or condition of a
   16  proposed charter contract that differs from the standard charter
   17  contract adopted by rule of the State Board of Education shall
   18  be presumed a limitation on charter school flexibility. The
   19  sponsor may not impose unreasonable rules or regulations that
   20  violate the intent of giving charter schools greater flexibility
   21  to meet educational goals. The charter shall be signed by the
   22  governing board of the charter school and the sponsor, following
   23  a public hearing to ensure community input.
   24         (f) A charter may include a provision requiring the charter
   25  school to be held responsible for all costs incurred by the
   26  district in connection with complaints to the Office of Civil
   27  Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete line 2182
   32  and insert:
   33         1002.33, F.S.; providing that charters may include a
   34         provision for charter schools to be held responsible
   35         for all costs incurred by the district in connection
   36         with complaints to the Office of Civil Rights or the
   37         Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; amending s.
   38         1002.333, F.S.; revising the definition of the term