TALLAHASSEE — It’s crunch time for state lawmakers, and with the annual 60-day legislative session winding down to within two weeks, a well-publicized immigration bill is noticeably absent Tuesday from a key budget meeting.

But an effort to add similar language to several other bills is under way.

Simply known as the Post Secondary Tuition bill, the proposed legislation would give dependents of undocumented immigrants equal footing when it comes to paying college tuition as students with legal resident status.