Florida Senate - 2024                                     SB 222
       By Senator Rodriguez
       40-00365A-24                                           2024222__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to college campus facilities in areas
    3         of critical state concern; amending s. 1013.40, F.S.;
    4         providing that beds for health care workers may be
    5         included in the construction of dormitories on the
    6         campus of a Florida College System institution;
    7         revising the number of beds that may be provided in
    8         such dormitories for employees, educators, health care
    9         workers, and first responders; revising which funds
   10         may not be used for construction of dormitories;
   11         providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 1013.40, Florida
   16  Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         1013.40 Planning and construction of Florida College System
   18  institution facilities; property acquisition.—
   19         (4) The campus of a Florida College System institution
   20  within a municipality designated as an area of critical state
   21  concern, as defined in s. 380.05, and having a comprehensive
   22  plan and land development regulations containing a building
   23  permit allocation system that limits annual growth, may
   24  construct dormitories for up to 340 beds for Florida College
   25  System institution students, and an additional 50 25 beds for
   26  employees, educators, health care workers, and first responders.
   27  Such dormitories are exempt from the building permit allocation
   28  system and may be constructed up to 60 feet in height if the
   29  dormitories are otherwise consistent with the comprehensive
   30  plan, the Florida College System institution has a hurricane
   31  evacuation plan that requires all dormitory occupants to be
   32  evacuated 48 hours in advance of tropical storm-force winds, and
   33  transportation is provided for dormitory occupants during an
   34  evacuation. State appropriations funds and tuition and fee
   35  revenues may not be used for construction, debt service
   36  payments, maintenance, or operation of such dormitories.
   37  Additional dormitory beds constructed after July 1, 2016, may
   38  not be financed through the issuance of bonds by the Florida
   39  College System institution; however, bonds may be issued by
   40  nonpublic entities as part of a public-private partnership
   41  between the college and a nonpublic entity.
   42         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.