Healthcare education, an alternative pathway to graduation, specialized transfer degrees, and career and technical education topped this year’s list of priorities.
The 2024 regular legislative session adjourned sine die on Friday, March 8. Lawmakers passed a $117.46 billion budget, supporting a variety of new and continued initiatives. Highlights of the balanced budget include increased per-pupil funding, a 3% raise for all state employees, efforts to address Florida’s healthcare workforce shortage, and $500 million to pay outstanding debt.

In total, 1,902 bills were filed this session, of which 211 passed. Of those advancing from the Legislature, major policy changes include a public school deregulation package after last year’s school choice expansion, the creation of a new associate in arts specialized transfer degree, continued focus on CTE and work-based learning in the K-12 system, and social media regulations for minors.

FCAN’s 2024 Florida Legislative Session Recap provides an overview of higher education legislation that will impact Florida’s students and the postsecondary education system.

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