Florida Senate - 2020                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2502
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Bradley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 588 and 589
    4  insert:
    5         Section 10. In order to implement Specific Appropriation
    6  123 of the 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act, and
    7  notwithstanding the expiration date in section 8 of chapter
    8  2019-116, Laws of Florida, subsection (1) of section 1001.26,
    9  Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   10         1001.26 Public broadcasting program system.—
   11         (1) There is created a public broadcasting program system
   12  for the state. The department shall provide funds, as
   13  specifically appropriated in the General Appropriations Act, to
   14  educational television stations qualified by the Corporation for
   15  Public Broadcasting or public colleges and universities that are
   16  part of the public broadcasting program system. The program
   17  system must include:
   18         (a) Support for existing Corporation for Public
   19  Broadcasting qualified program system educational television
   20  stations.
   21         (b) Maintenance of quality broadcast capability for
   22  educational stations that are part of the program system.
   23         (c) Interconnection of all educational stations that are
   24  part of the program system for simultaneous broadcast and of
   25  such stations with all universities and other institutions as
   26  necessary for sharing of resources and delivery of programming.
   27         (d) Establishment and maintenance of a capability for
   28  statewide program distribution with facilities and staff,
   29  provided such facilities and staff complement and strengthen
   30  existing educational television stations.
   31         (e) Provision of both statewide programming funds and
   32  station programming support for educational television to meet
   33  statewide priorities. Priorities for station programming need
   34  not be the same as priorities for programming to be used
   35  statewide. Station programming may include, but shall not be
   36  limited to, citizens’ participation programs, music and fine
   37  arts programs, coverage of public hearings and governmental
   38  meetings, equal air time for political candidates, and other
   39  public interest programming.
   40         Section 11. The text of s. 1001.26(1), Florida Statutes, as
   41  carried forward from chapter 2019-116, Laws of Florida, by this
   42  act, expires July 1, 2021, and the text of that subsection shall
   43  revert to that in existence on June 30, 2018, except that any
   44  amendments enacted other than by this act shall be preserved and
   45  continue to operate to the extent that such amendments are not
   46  dependent upon the portions of text which expire pursuant to
   47  this section.
   49  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   50  And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Between lines 29 and 30
   52  insert:
   53         reenacting s. 1001.26(1), F.S., relating to the public
   54         broadcasting program system; extending for 1 fiscal
   55         year authorization for the Department of Education to
   56         provide certain appropriated funds to public colleges
   57         and universities for public broadcasting; providing
   58         for the expiration and reversion of specified
   59         statutory text;