Florida Senate - 2021                                    SB 1714
       By Senator Harrell
       25-01631-21                                           20211714__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to residency status for tuition
    3         purposes; amending s. 1009.21, F.S.; expanding the
    4         list of persons who may not lose resident status for
    5         tuition purposes; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 1009.21, Florida
   10  Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition
   12  purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or
   13  nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in
   14  postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical
   15  career centers or career centers operated by school districts,
   16  in Florida College System institutions, and in state
   17  universities.
   18         (7) A person shall not lose his or her resident status for
   19  tuition purposes solely by reason of serving, or, if such person
   20  is a dependent child, by reason of his or her parent’s or
   21  parents’ serving, in the Armed Forces outside this state:
   22         (a) In the United States Armed Forces;
   23         (b) On assignment for the United States Department of
   24  State, United States Department of Homeland Security, or United
   25  States Department of Defense; or
   26         (c) As a teacher at a Department of Defense Dependent
   27  School.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.