FL S0004 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 13-1-1)
Status: Passed on March 12 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-03-12 - Chapter No. 2018-4
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Citing this act as the "Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018"; revising the preeminent state research universities program graduation rate requirements and funding distributions; authorizing a public institution of higher education to create and enforce certain restrictions relating to expressive activities on campus; providing for the future repeal of provisions relating to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Sarasota/Manatee, respectively; establishing the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program; establishing the State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program; authorizing students to use certain Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards for summer term enrollment beginning in specified years under certain circumstances; extending coverage of the Benacquisto Scholarship Program to include tuition and fees for qualified nonresident students, etc.

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Higher Education


Roll Calls

2018-03-05 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RCS#23 (Y: 33 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-03-05 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#783 (Y: 84 N: 28 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-03-05 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#782 (Y: 79 N: 34 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-03-05 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#781 (Y: 37 N: 75 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2018-01-11 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RCS#2 (Y: 34 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2018-03-12 Chapter No. 2018-4
2018-03-11 Approved by Governor
2018-03-06 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
2018-03-05SenateOrdered engrossed, then enrolled
2018-03-05SenateCS passed as amended; YEAS 33 NAYS 5
2018-03-05SenateConcurred in 1 amendment(s) (843425) 716
2018-03-05SenateAmendment(s) to House amendment(s) failed (104550, 709462)
2018-03-05SenateIn returning messages
2018-03-05HouseCS passed as amended; YEAS 84 NAYS 28 875
2018-03-05HouseAmendment(s) adopted (843425)
2018-03-05HouseAmendment(s) failed (511359)
2018-03-05HouseRead 3rd time 866
2018-03-02HousePlaced on 3rd reading
2018-03-02HouseRead 2nd time
2018-03-02HouseSubstituted for CS/CS/HB 423
2018-02-27HouseReceived 684
2018-02-27HousePlaced on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/18
2018-02-27HouseReferred to Calendar
2018-01-11HouseIn Messages
2018-01-11SenateImmediately certified
2018-01-11SenateCS passed as amended; YEAS 34 NAYS 0
2018-01-11SenateRead 3rd time
2018-01-11SenateAmendment(s) failed (398480)
2018-01-11SenateAmendment(s) adopted (526604, 662816)
2018-01-11SenateRead 2nd time
2018-01-09SenateCS by Appropriations read 1st time
2018-01-08SenatePlaced on Special Order Calendar, 01/11/18
2017-12-12SenatePlaced on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2017-12-08SenatePending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2017-12-06SenateCS by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0
2017-11-27SenateOn Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 12/06/17, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2017-11-08SenateNow in Appropriations
2017-11-08SenateSubcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
2017-10-30SenateOn Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, 11/08/17, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2017-10-10SenateNow in Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education
2017-10-09SenateFavorable by Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
2017-10-02SenateOn Committee agenda-- Education, 10/09/17, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2017-09-05SenateOn Committee agenda-- Education, 09/12/17, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Meeting cancelled
2017-08-30SenateReferred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; Appropriations

Same As/Similar To

H423 (Same As) 2018-03-02 - Laid on Table, refer to CS/SB 4
S540 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died on Calendar
H831 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee
S1752 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died in Education
H1331 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee
H909 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died on Calendar
S1234 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died in Judiciary

Code Citations

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Florida State Sources

Roll Callhttp://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/4/Vote/SenateVote_s00004c1002.PDF
Roll Callhttp://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/4/Vote/HouseVote_s00004e1781.PDF
Roll Callhttp://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/4/Vote/HouseVote_s00004e1782.PDF
Roll Callhttp://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/4/Vote/HouseVote_s00004e1783.PDF
Roll Callhttp://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/4/Vote/SenateVote_s00004e1023.PDF

Bill Comments