Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 602
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Montford) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 25 - 48
    4  and insert:
    5  Education in coordination with the Board of Governors and the
    6  State Board of Education. The purpose of the program is to
    7  provide grant assistance to state universities and Florida
    8  College System institutions for the development of high-quality,
    9  low-cost open educational resources for students.
   10         (b) The term “open educational resources” means licensed
   11  teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the
   12  public domain or have been released under a license that allows
   13  their free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with others.
   14  The term includes open-access textbooks and instructional
   15  materials.
   16         (2) A state university or Florida College System
   17  institution may submit an application in a format prescribed by
   18  the department to be awarded a grant under the program. The
   19  department, in coordination with the Board of Governors and the
   20  State Board of Education, shall consider each proposal and may
   21  award grants to state universities and Florida College System
   22  institutions that demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the
   23  department and the boards, a plan for the development of open
   24  educational resources.
   25         (3) Each participating state university and Florida College
   26  System institution shall use the grant to curate or adopt open
   27  educational resources for general education courses. In curating
   28  and adopting the open educational resources, each state
   29  university and Florida College System institution must give
   30  priority to required general education courses as provided in
   31  the statewide articulation agreement.
   32         (4) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules, and the
   33  Board of Governors may
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   36  And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete lines 5 - 13
   38  and insert:
   39         Program; requiring the Department of Education, the
   40         Board of Governors, and the State Board of Education
   41         to administer the program; providing the purpose of
   42         the program; defining the term “open educational
   43         resources”; authorizing state universities and Florida
   44         College System institutions to submit applications for
   45         grant awards under the program; requiring the
   46         department, in coordination with specified entities,
   47         to consider all applications; authorizing the
   48         department in coordination with the boards to make
   49         awards; requiring participating state universities and
   50         Florida College System institutions to use grant funds
   51         for a specified purpose and, in curating and adopting
   52         open educational resources, to give priority to
   53         certain courses; requiring the state board to adopt
   54         rules; authorizing the Board of Governors to adopt
   55         regulations; specifying