(1) There is established a Florida College System Program Fund. This fund shall comprise all appropriations made by the Legislature for the support of the current operating program and shall be apportioned and distributed to the Florida College System institution districts of the state on the basis of procedures established by law and rules of the State Board of Education. The annual apportionment for each Florida College System institution district shall be distributed monthly in payments as nearly equal as possible.
(2) Performance funding for industry certifications for Florida College System institutions is contingent upon specific appropriation in the General Appropriations Act and shall be determined as follows:
(a) Occupational areas for which industry certifications may be earned, as established in the General Appropriations Act, are eligible for performance funding. Priority shall be given to the occupational areas emphasized in state, national, or corporate grants provided to Florida educational institutions.
(b) The Chancellor of the Florida College System shall identify the industry certifications eligible for funding on the CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List approved by the State Board of Education pursuant to s. 1008.44, based on the occupational areas specified in the General Appropriations Act. 1(c) Each Florida College System institution shall be provided $1,000 for each industry certification earned by a student. If funds are insufficient to fully fund the calculated total award, such funds shall be prorated.
(3) None of the funds made available in the Florida College System Program Fund, or funds made available to Florida College System institutions outside the Florida College System Program Fund, may be used to implement, organize, direct, coordinate, or administer, or to support the implementation, organization, direction, coordination, or administration of, activities related to, or involving, travel to a terrorist state. For purposes of this section, “terrorist state” is defined as any state, country, or nation designated by the United States Department of State as a state sponsor of terrorism.
(4) State funds provided for the Florida College System Program Fund may not be expended for the education of state or federal inmates.
A. Section 10, ch. 2019-116, amended paragraph (2)(c) “[i]n order to implement Specific Appropriation 128 of the 2019-2020 General Appropriations Act.”
B. Section 11, ch. 2019-116, provides that “[t]he amendments to s. 1011.80(6)(b) and s. 1011.81(2)(c), Florida Statutes, by this act expire July 1, 2020, and the text of those paragraphs shall revert to that in existence on June 30, 2019, except that any amendments to such text enacted other than by this act shall be preserved and continue to operate to the extent that such amendments are not dependent upon the portions of text which expire pursuant to this section.”
C. Section 115, ch. 2019-116, provides that “[i]f any other act passed during the 2019 Regular Session of the Legislature contains a provision that is substantively the same as a provision in this act, but that removes or is otherwise not subject to the future repeal applied to such provision by this act, the Legislature intends that the provision in the other act takes precedence and continues to operate, notwithstanding the future repeal provided by this act.” Section 17, ch. 2019-103, amended paragraph (2)(c) using language identical to the amendment to paragraph (2)(c) by s. 10, ch. 2019-116, and did not include a repeal provision.