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CS/SB 72: Higher Education

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Stargel

Higher Education; Revising requirements for certain new construction, remodeling, or renovation projects; creating the “state universities of distinction” designation within the State University System; creating the Florida Institute of Politics within Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy; creating the Adam Smith Center for the Study of Economic Freedom; revising provisions relating to additional funds for textbooks under Florida Academic Scholars award, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2020
Last Action: 3/13/2020 Senate - Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 918
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/19/2019 Senate • Filed
12/20/2019 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 10
1/6/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 01/13/20, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/13/2020 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 153
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 10
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
1/23/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 01/28/20, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
1/24/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 01/29/20, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
1/29/2020 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 230
1/31/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/05/20, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed
2/3/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/06/20, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Meeting cancelled
2/27/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/03/20, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/3/2020 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -SJ 411
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/4/2020 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/05/20 -SJ 461
• CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 411
3/5/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 444
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/6/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 510
• CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 511
3/6/2020 House • In Messages
3/9/2020 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 996
• Received -HJ 996
3/10/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/20
• Read 2nd time -HJ 1032
• Amendment(s) adopted (441551) -HJ 1032,1040
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/11/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1078
• Amendment(s) adopted (284391) -HJ 1078
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 1079
3/11/2020 Senate • In returning messages
3/13/2020 Senate • Amendment(s) to House amendment(s) adopted (766582, 805878, 863082) -SJ 912
• Concurred in House amendment(s) as amended (594317) -SJ 912
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 912
3/13/2020 House • In returning messages
• Concurred in Senate amendment(s) to House amendment(s) (766582, 805878, 863082) -HJ 1250, 1251
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 112 NAYS 0 -HJ 1251
3/13/2020 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 918