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HB 851 - Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals - Key Vote

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Carlos Trujillo voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (84-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes in-state tuition for non-citizen individuals.

Highlights:
  • Requires state universities, Florida College System institutions, school district career centers, and charter technical career centers to waive out-of-state fees for a non-citizen student, if he or she meets the following requirements (Sec. 5):
    • He or she attends 3 consecutive years of secondary school in Florida immediately before high school graduation; 
    • He or she applies for enrollment in an institution of higher education within 24 months after graduation; and 
    • He or she submits an official Florida high school transcript as documentary evidence of attendance and graduation. 
  • Prohibits a dependent child, who is a United States citizen, from being denied classification as a resident for tuition purposes, based on the immigration status of the individual’s parent (Sec. 6). 
  • Authorizes an individual who physically resides in Florida to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes, if he or she marries an individual who meets the 12 month residency requirement and who is a legal resident of this state (Sec. 6). 
  • Specifies that a student who is granted an out-of-state fee waiver is not eligible for state financial aid and must be reported as a nonresident student for purposes of calculating system-wide total enrollment (Sec. 5).
  • Increases the state university resident undergraduate tuition from $103.32 to $105.07 per credit hour (Sec. 4). 
  • Increases the standard tuition for Florida College System institutions by the following amounts (Sec. 3): 
    • From $68.56 to $71.98 per credit hour for residents and non-citizen individuals enrolled in advanced and professional, postsecondary vocational, developmental education, and educator preparation institute programs; 
    • From $205.82 to $215.94 per credit hour for out-of-state students enrolled in advanced and professional, postsecondary vocational, developmental education, and educator preparation institute programs; and
    • From $87.42 to $91.79 per credit hour for residents enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs. 
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (26-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes in-state tuition for a non-citizen individual, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires state universities, Florida College System institutions, school district career centers, and charter technical career centers to waive out-of-state fees for a non-citizen student, if he or she meets the following requirements (Sec. 5):
    • He or she attends 3 consecutive years of secondary school in Florida immediately before high school graduation; 
    • He or she applies for enrollment in an institution of higher education within 24 months after graduation; and 
    • He or she submits an official Florida high school transcript as documentary evidence of attendance and graduation. 
  • Prohibits a dependent child, who is a United States citizen, from being denied classification as a resident for tuition purposes, based on the immigration status of the individual’s parent (Sec. 6). 
  • Authorizes an individual who physically resides in Florida to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes, if he or she marries an individual who meets the 12 month residency requirement and who is a legal resident of this state (Sec. 6). 
  • Specifies that a student who is granted an out-of-state fee waiver is not eligible for state financial aid and must be reported as a nonresident student for purposes of calculating system-wide total enrollment (Sec. 5).
  • Increases the state university resident undergraduate tuition from $103.32 to $105.07 per credit hour (Sec. 4). 
  • Increases the standard tuition for Florida College System institutions by the following amounts (Sec. 3): 
    • From $68.56 to $71.98 per credit hour for residents and non-citizen individuals enrolled in advanced and professional, postsecondary vocational, developmental education, and educator preparation institute programs; 
    • From $205.82 to $215.94 per credit hour for out-of-state students enrolled in advanced and professional, postsecondary vocational, developmental education, and educator preparation institute programs; and
    • From $87.42 to $91.79 per credit hour for residents enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs. 
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes in-state tuition for a non-citizen individual, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires state universities, Florida College System institutions, school district career centers, and charter technical career centers to waive out-of-state fees for a non-citizen student, if he or she meets the following requirements (Sec. 5):
    • He or she attends 4 consecutive years of secondary school in Florida immediately before high school graduation; 
    • He or she applies for enrollment in the institution within 24 months after graduation; and 
    • He or she submits an official Florida high school transcript for documentary evidence of attendance and graduation. 
  • Prohibits a dependent child, who is a United States citizen, from being denied classification as a resident for tuition purposes, based on the immigration status of the individual’s parent (Sec. 1). 
  • Authorizes an individual who physically resides in Florida to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes, if he or she marries an individual who meets the 12 month residency requirement (Sec. 1). 
  • Specifies that an institution of higher education is not required to reevaluate the classification of a student as a resident once that student is classified as a resident, unless information suggests that there was an incorrect classification or the student breaks enrollment from the institution for 12 months or longer (Sec. 1). 
  • Rep. George R. Moraitis voted “Yea” after the roll call.
  • Rep. Perry E. Thurston, Jr., voted “Yea” after the roll call.
  • Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda voted “Yea” after the roll call.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals

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