Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (847972) for SB 72
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Stargel) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 298 and 299
    4  insert:
    5         Section 5. Section 1004.6499, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         1004.6499 Florida Institute of Politics.
    8         (1)The Florida Institute of Politics is established at the
    9  Florida State University within the College of Social Sciences
   10  and Public Policy. The purpose of the institute is to provide
   11  the southeastern region of the United States with a world class,
   12  bipartisan, nationally renowned institute of politics.
   13         (2)The goals of the institute are to:
   14         (a)Motivate students throughout the Florida State
   15  University to become aware of the significance of government and
   16  civic engagement at all levels and politics in general.
   17         (b)Provide students with an opportunity to be politically
   18  active and civically engaged.
   19         (c)Nurture a greater awareness and passion for public
   20  service and politics.
   21         (d)Plan and host forums to allow students and guests to
   22  hear from and interact with experts from government, politics,
   23  policy, and journalism on a frequent basis.
   24         (e)Become a national and state resource on polling
   25  information and survey methodology.
   26         (f)Provide fellowships and internship opportunities to
   27  students in government, nonprofit organizations, and community
   28  organizations.
   29         (g)Provide training sessions for newly elected state and
   30  local public officials.
   31         (h)Organize and sponsor conferences, symposia, and
   32  workshops throughout this state to educate and inform citizens,
   33  elected officials, and appointed policymakers regarding
   34  effective policymaking techniques and processes.
   35         (i)Create and promote research and awareness regarding
   36  politics, citizen involvement, and public service.
   37         (j)Collaborate with related policy institutes and research
   38  activities at the Florida State University and other
   39  institutions of higher education to motivate, increase, and
   40  sustain citizen involvement in public affairs.
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   43  And the title is amended as follows:
   44         Delete line 21
   45  and insert:
   46         Board members; creating s. 1004.6499, F.S.; creating
   47         the Florida Institute of Politics within the Florida
   48         State University College of Social Sciences and Public
   49         Policy; providing the purpose and goals of the
   50         institute; amending s. 1009.50, F.S.; revising a