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Florida Amendment 12 - Student Representation

Main Sponsors: Sen. Bill Montford (D-Apalachicola) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar)

Title: Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System

What It Does: Revises selection process for student member of Board of Governors of State University System. Replaces the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors and requires the Board of Governors to organize the council of state university student body presidents.

Background: Currently, the student representative on the BOG is the chairman of the Florida Student Association, which was established to serve as a council consisting of the student body presidents from the 11 state universities. Florida State University, which does not participate in the Florida Student Association, has been aggressively lobbying for years for a change in the selection process.

Proponents: Florida State University. The measure passed the House unanimously and passed the Senate 37-3.

Opponents: Florida Student Association

Budget Impact: None

» See all of Florida's 2012 Amendments here.