Florida Senate - 2020                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 72
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 2/AD/RM         .            Floor: C            
             03/13/2020 10:46 PM       .      03/13/2020 11:24 PM       

       Senator Stargel moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (594317) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 298 - 324
    5  and insert:
    6         1004.6499 Florida Institute of Politics.
    7         (1)The Florida Institute of Politics is established at the
    8  Florida State University within the College of Social Sciences
    9  and Public Policy. The purpose of the institute is to provide
   10  the southeastern region of the United States with a world class,
   11  bipartisan, nationally renowned institute of politics.
   12         (2)The goals of the institute are to:
   13         (a)Motivate students throughout the Florida State
   14  University to become aware of the significance of government and
   15  civic engagement at all levels and politics in general.
   16         (b) Provide students with an opportunity to be politically
   17  active and civically engaged.
   18         (c)Nurture a greater awareness and passion for public
   19  service and politics.
   20         (d)Plan and host forums to allow students and guests to
   21  hear from and interact with experts from government, politics,
   22  policy, and journalism on a frequent basis.
   23         (e)Become a national and state resource on polling
   24  information and survey methodology.
   25         (f)Provide fellowships and internship opportunities to
   26  students in government, nonprofit organizations, and community
   27  organizations.
   28         (g)Provide training sessions for newly elected state and
   29  local public officials.
   30         (h)Organize and sponsor conferences, symposia, and
   31  workshops throughout this state to educate and inform citizens,
   32  elected officials, and appointed policymakers regarding
   33  effective policymaking techniques and processes.
   34         (i)Create and promote research and awareness regarding
   35  politics, citizen involvement, and public service.
   36         (j)Collaborate with related policy institutes and research
   37  activities at the Florida State University and other
   38  institutions of higher education to motivate, increase, and
   39  sustain citizen involvement in public affairs.
   40         Section 10. Section 1004.64991, Florida Statutes, is
   41  created to read:
   42         1004.64991The Adam Smith Center for the Study of Economic
   43  Freedom.—
   44         (1)The Adam Smith Center for the Study of Economic Freedom
   45  at Florida International University, is hereby created.
   46         (2)The goals of the center are to:
   47         (a)Study the effect of government and free-market
   48  economies on individual freedom and human prosperity.
   49         (b)Conduct and promote research on the effect of political
   50  and economic systems on human prosperity.
   51         (c)Plan and host research workshops and conferences to
   52  allow, students, scholars, and guests to exchange in civil
   53  discussion of democracy and capitalism.
   54         (d)Provide fellowship and mentoring opportunities to
   55  students engaged in scholarly studies of the effect of political
   56  and economic systems on human prosperity.
   58  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   59  And the title is amended as follows:
   60         Delete lines 1172 - 1176
   61  and insert:
   62         1004.6499, F.S.; creating the Florida Institute of
   63         Politics within Florida State University College of
   64         Social Sciences and Public Policy; providing the
   65         purpose and goals of the institute; creating s.
   66         1004.64991, F.S.; creating the Adam Smith Center for
   67         the Study of Economic Freedom; providing a purpose and
   68         goals of the center; amending s. 1009.50, F.S.;
   69         requiring that