The institutions would be called “The College of the Florida Keys” and “North Florida College,” respectively. The bill (HB 525), approved by the House in a 112-0 vote, was filed by Rep. Holly Raschein, a Key Largo Republican.
This is the third straight year the name changes have been proposed in the Legislature. And it’s not the first time the House has unanimously agreed to rename the schools. But the proposal has previously met resistance in the Senate, which has caused it to fail.
The pair of schools are two of only four remaining in the state which call themselves “community colleges.” Should the bill be a success this time around, only Hillsborough Community College and Tallahassee Community College would remain.