House Bill 7151: Postsecondary Education


Last Updated: May 12, 2011
House Bill 7151: Postsecondary Education
Representative Kelli Stargel, the Education Committee and the K-20 Innovation Subcommittee

Revises various provisions relating to post-secondary education, including duties of Florida College System institution boards of trustees, Higher Education Coordinating Council, use of test scores and procedures for assessment of certain skills, articulation policies, requirements for post-secondary degrees, approval process for baccalaureate degrees, and requirements relating to common placement testing.

Previously, homeschoolers were allowed to be eligible for post-secondary education without having to complete certain community service requirements that all other students are required to complete. This bill would include homeschoolers in the requirement to complete 75 hours of community service work. To be eligible, each student also has to identify a social problem that interests him or her, develop a plan for his or her personal involvement in addressing the problem, and, through papers or other presentations, evaluate and reflect upon his or her experience.

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3/23/2011     (House)     Filed and first reading
3/24/2011     (House)     Referred to Education Committee
4/11/2011     (House)     Added to Education Committee Agenda
4/13/2011     (House)     Favorable with Committee Substitute by Education Committee
4/20/2011     (House)     Reported out of Education Committee—Filed by CS and first reading
4/21/2011     (House)     Bill referred to House Calendar—Added to Second Reading Calendar
4/26/2011     (House)     Placed on Special Order Calendar
4/28/2011     (House)     Read second time; Amendments adopted (137819, 679791, 827249); Placed on Third Reading Calendar
5/02/2011     (House)     Read third time; Amendments adopted (178521, 255969); Committee substitute passed as amended; Yeas 102, Nays 13
5/02/2011     (Senate)     Received by Senate; Referred to Higher Education; Budget Subcommittee on Higher Education Appropriations; Budget Committee
5/03/2011     (Senate)     Withdrawn from Committees; Placed on Senate Calendar; Read second time; Amendment adopted (561840)
5/03/2011     (Senate)     Read third time; Committee Substituted passed as amended; Yeas 38, Nays 1
5/03/2011     (House)     In returning messages
5/05/2011     (House)     Ordered engrossed then enrolled
6/09/2011     Presented to Governor

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