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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1013
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
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F.S. 1013.841
1013.841 End of year balance of Florida College System institution funds.
(1) Unexpended amounts in any fund in any Florida College System institution current year state operating budget shall be carried forward and included as the balance forward for that fund in the approved operating budget for the following year.
(2)(a) Each Florida College System institution with a final FTE less than 15,000 for the prior year shall maintain a minimum carry forward balance of at least 5 percent of its state operating budget. If a Florida College System institution fails to maintain a 5 percent balance in state operating funds, the president shall provide written notification to the State Board of Education.
(b) Each Florida College System institution with a final FTE less than 15,000 for the prior year that retains a state operating fund carry forward balance in excess of the 5 percent minimum shall submit a spending plan for its excess carry forward balance. The spending plan shall include all excess carry forward funds from state operating funds. The spending plan shall be submitted to the Florida College System institution’s board of trustees for approval by September 1, 2020, and each September 1 thereafter. The State Board of Education shall review and publish each Florida College System institution’s carry forward spending plan by October 1, 2020, and each October 1 thereafter.
(3)(a) Each Florida College System institution with a final FTE of 15,000 or greater for the prior year shall maintain a minimum carry forward balance of at least 7 percent of its state operating budget. If a Florida College System institution fails to maintain a 7 percent balance in state operating funds, the institution shall submit a plan to the State Board of Education to attain the minimum balance.
(b) Each Florida College System institution with a final FTE of 15,000 or greater for the prior year that retains a state operating fund carry forward balance in excess of the 7 percent minimum shall submit a spending plan for its excess carry forward balance. The spending plan shall include all excess carry forward funds from state operating funds. The spending plan shall be submitted to the Florida College System institution’s board of trustees for approval by September 1, 2020, and each September 1 thereafter. The State Board of Education shall review and publish each Florida College System institution’s carry forward spending plan by October 1, 2020, and each October 1 thereafter.
(4) A Florida College System institution identified in paragraph (3)(a) must include in its carry forward spending plan the estimated cost per planned expenditure and a timeline for completion of the expenditure. Authorized expenditures in a carry forward spending plan may include:
(a) Commitment of funds to a public education capital outlay project for which an appropriation was previously provided, which requires additional funds for completion, and which is included in the list required by s. 1001.03(18)(d);
(b) Completion of a renovation, repair, or maintenance project that is consistent with the provisions of s. 1013.64(1), up to $5 million per project;
(c) Completion of a remodeling or infrastructure project, up to $10 million per project, if such project is survey recommended pursuant to s. 1013.31;
(d) Completion of a repair or replacement project necessary due to damage caused by a natural disaster for buildings included in the inventory required pursuant to s. 1013.31;
(e) Operating expenditures that support the Florida College System institution’s mission which are nonrecurring; and
(f) Any purpose approved by the state board or specified in the General Appropriations Act.
History.s. 20, ch. 2019-103.