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Controversial tuition bill passes Senate Judiciary Committee today
TALLAHASSEE -- A controversial tuition bill passed Florida's Senate Judiciary Committee today.
The bill would allow undocumented students who've attended at least three years of high school in Florida to pay in-state tuition at universities.
Dozens of people came to the capital to let their feelings be known.
Mizael Huerta/Supports Tuition Equity: "This is the only home that we know. We grew up here. We weren't born here but we grew up here."
George Fuller/Opposes Tuition Equity: "They should return home and finish their education and help build a vibrant economy so their two main exports in the future are not just drugs and people."
The bill would also remove a requirement that tuition go up every year, in line with the rate of inflation.
The full senate still has to vote on the bill and then the differences with the House version would have to be ironed out.