St. Petersburg College: The Educational Ecosystem

SPC President Dr. Tonjua Williams discusses the college's role in fostering an educational ecosystem that encompasses all levels of opportunities. The college does so by upholding its foundational commitments of academic excellence, economic mobility and community engagement.


The Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on Saturday, May 4, 2019. In all, 3,571 bills were filed, although only 196 passed both chambers. The 2019 session also saw 2,997 amendments filed, 3,765 votes taken and 40 floor sessions.

Legislative Summary 2019 PDF


The 2018 Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on Sunday evening, March 11, 2018 following a contentious budget process that resulted in the extension of the legislative session by two days and the requisite 72-hour ”cooling-off” period.

Legislative Summary 2018 PDF


The Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on May 8, 2017. A total of 3,132 bills were filed, with only 249 passed by both chambers. The most impactful change on the Florida College System will be a system-wide budget reduction of $30.2 million.

Legislative Summary 2017 PDF


The Florida Legislature's 2016 Regular Session began on Jan. 12, 2016 and adjourned sine die on March 11, 2016. A total of 1,880 bills were introduced, although only 279 passed both chambers. The Florida College System tracked more than 250 of the introduced bills as having direct or indirect potential to impact the colleges.

Legislative Summary 2016 PDF

Legislative Summary 2015

The Florida Legislature adjourned on April 29, 2015. A total of 1,754 bills were introduced, and 231 passed both chambers. Issues related to the Florida College System included the approval of baccalaureate degrees and performance funding.

Legislative Summary 2015 PDF

Legislative Summary 2014

The Florida House and Senate adjourned Friday, May 2, 2014. A total of 1,812 bills were introduced, although only 264 passed both chambers. This document is a preliminary summary of the 2014 General Appropriations Act, Implementing Bill, Conforming Bills, and key bills impacting the Florida College System, St. Petersburg College and the St. Petersburg Collegiate High School (Charter School).

Legislative Summary 2014
Legislative Bill Chart June 2014 PDF

Legislative Summary 2013

On May 3, 2013 the Florida Legislature adjourned for this Legislative Session. A total of 1,848 bills were introduced, with 286 passing both chambers. This document details the key bills and legislative changes that impact the Florida College System.

Legislative Summary 2013
Legislative Bill Chart June 2013

Legislative Summary 2012

The Florida Legislature adjourned the 2012 Session on Friday, March 9, 2012 with 292 bills passing both the Senate and House. This document details the bills that affect higher education and the Florida College System.

Legislative Summary 2012