Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. PCS (545546) for SB 62 Ì145152}Î145152 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Appropriations (Stargel) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 862 - 924 4 and insert: 5 1009.31 Dual Enrollment Scholarship Program.— 6 (1) The Legislature finds and declares that dual enrollment 7 is an integral part of the education system in this state and 8 should be available for all eligible secondary students without 9 cost to the student. There is established the Dual Enrollment 10 Scholarship Program to support public postsecondary institutions 11 in providing dual enrollment. 12 (2) The department shall administer the Dual Enrollment 13 Scholarship Program in accordance with rules of the State Board 14 of Education. 15 (3)(a) Beginning in the 2020 fall term, the program shall 16 reimburse eligible public postsecondary institutions for tuition 17 and related instructional materials costs for dual enrollment 18 courses taken by private school or home education program 19 secondary students during the fall or spring terms. 20 (b) Beginning in the 2021 summer term, the program shall 21 reimburse eligible public postsecondary institutions for tuition 22 and related instructional materials costs for dual enrollment 23 courses taken by public school, private school, or home 24 education program secondary students during the summer term. 25 (4) A student participating in a dual enrollment program 26 must meet the minimum eligibility requirements specified in s. 27 1007.271 in order for the institution to receive a 28 reimbursement. 29 (5) Annually, by March 15, each participating public 30 institution must report to the department its eligible secondary 31 students from private schools or home education programs who 32 were enrolled during the previous fall or spring terms. 33 Annually, by July 15, each participating institution must report 34 to the department its eligible public school, private school, or 35 home education program students who were enrolled during the 36 summer term. For each dual enrollment course in which the 37 student is enrolled, the report must include a unique student 38 identifier, the postsecondary institution name, the 39 postsecondary course number, the postsecondary course name, and 40 the number of postsecondary course credits earned by the 41 student. 42 (6)(a) Florida College System institutions shall be 43 reimbursed for college credit instruction at the in-state 44 resident tuition rate established in s. 1009.23(3)(a). 45 (b) State universities shall be reimbursed at the standard 46 tuition rate established in s. 1009.24(4)(a). 47 (c) Workforce education instruction leading to a career 48 certificate or an applied technology diploma shall be reimbursed 49 at the standard tuition rate established in s. 1009.22(3)(c). 50 (d) Institutions shall be reimbursed for instructional 51 materials costs based on a rate as specified in the General 52 Appropriations Act. 53 (7) For dual enrollment courses taken during the fall and 54 spring terms, the department must reimburse institutions by 55 April 15 of the same year. For dual enrollment courses taken 56 during the summer term, the department must reimburse 57 institutions by August 15 of the same year, before the beginning 58 of the next academic year. 59 (8) Reimbursement for dual enrollment courses is contingent 60 upon an appropriation in the General Appropriations Act each 61 year. If the statewide reimbursement amount is greater than the 62 appropriation, the institutional reimbursement amounts specified 63 in subsection (6) shall be prorated among the institutions that 64 have reported eligible students to the department by the 65 deadlines specified in subsection (5). 66 (9) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to 67 implement this section.