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File Number: 152076
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File Number: 152076 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-998-15 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CREATE VETERINARY SCHOOL AT FIU Introduced: 9/10/2015
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/3/2015
Agenda Date: 11/3/2015 Agenda Item Number: 11A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO COLLABORATE WITH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, THE FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, AND THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO CREATE A VETERINARY SCHOOL AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Indexes: SCHOOLS
  VETERINARIAN SERVICES
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Juan C. Zapata, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
  Daniella Levine Cava, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/3/2015 11A3 Adopted P

Strategic Planning & Government Operations Cmte 10/13/2015 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioners Sosa, Bovo, Souto, Heyman and Levine Cava requested to be added as a co-sponsor to the foregoing proposed resolution. Hearing no further questions or comments the committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 9/10/2015 Referred Strategic Planning & Government Operations Cmte 10/13/2015

County Attorney 9/10/2015 Assigned Altanese Phenelus 9/15/2015

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO COLLABORATE WITH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, THE FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, AND THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO CREATE A VETERINARY SCHOOL AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

BODY
WHEREAS, the veterinary profession has greatly expanded its role, scope, and influence in medicine beyond preventing and addressing zoonotic diseases; and
WHEREAS, veterinary medicine contributes to the advancement of human and public health by improving agriculture and food systems, advancing biomedical and comparative medical research, enhancing environmental and ecosystem health, and helping manage twenty-first century public health challenges; and
WHEREAS, because the veterinary profession plays such a vital role in today’s society, it is important to create as many avenues and opportunities for its continued success and development; and
WHEREAS, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is the State of Florida’s only veterinary college; and
WHEREAS, a veterinary school should be established in the South Florida region; and
WHEREAS, Florida International University would be a suitable institution to create a veterinary school in South Florida; and
WHEREAS, Florida International University currently hosts South Florida’s only public law school and medical school, and has made great strides in both arenas; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to collaborate with Florida International University, the Florida Board of Governors, and the Florida Legislature to create a veterinary school at Florida International University,  
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Directs the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to collaborate with Florida International University, the Florida Board of Governors, and the Florida Legislature to create a veterinary school at Florida International University.
Section 2. Directs the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to provide a report to this Board detailing his collaborative efforts and plan to create a veterinary school at Florida International University within 60 days of the effective date of this resolution and place the completed report on an agenda of the Board pursuant to Ordinance No. 14-65.



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