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2062842 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2009-04-14 18:37:49.0 UTC 2009-04-14T14:37:49.000-04:00 content/lose-book-pay-price published 2010-05-25 14:20:39.0 UTC 2010-05-25T10:20:39.000-04:00 drupal 52501 Students who lose or damage instructional materials will have to pay schools 100 percent replacement costs under a bill that passed the Senate today on a 38-0 vote. SB 1248, sponsored by Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, changes current law, which requires students to repay costs for lost or damaged books at a rate of 50 to 75 percent if more than a year old. "This is where you teach a young person character," Wise told his colleagues in debate. Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, wanted to know what happens when a child or his parents is unable to pay the textbook costs, which can approach $50. Could people be turned over to a collection agency if they couldn't pay? Wise said there was nothing within the bill to call in collection agencies and explained a provision that allows for a penalty or in-kind activity in lieu of payment, such as scraping gum off the bottom of desks. "I will assure you it will help young people gain some respect for the cost of a textbook," Wise said. The House version, HB813, is headed to a floor vote soon. * Aaron Sharockman gradebook Books,Legislation Lose a book, pay the price templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/gradebook/2009/04/14/52501-lose-book-pay-price BlogArticle Students who lose or damage instructional materials will have to pay schools 100 percent replacement costs under a bill that passed the Senate today on a 38-0 vote.Books,LegislationBooks,LegislationAaron Sharockman 381005 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:32:57.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:32:57.000-04:00 aaron-sharockman published Aaron Sharockman <p>Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact. Aaron oversees PolitiFact's operations, development and revenue, assists in our journalistic mission, manages our state partnerships and lead efforts to develop new products for PolitiFact users. He also helps coordinate some of our special products, including our debate coverage and our media appearances. Aaron has been with PolitiFact since 2010 and served most recently as the editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows.</p> PolitiFact Executive Director writers DTI 33745162 Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact. Aaron oversees PolitiFact's operations, development and revenue, assists in our journalistic mission, manages our state partnerships and lead efforts to develop new products for PolitiFact users. He also helps coordinate some of our special products, including our debate coverage and our media appearances. Aaron has been with PolitiFact since 2010 and served most recently as the editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. <p>Phone: (727) 892-2273</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:asharockman@tampabay.com">asharockman@tampabay.com</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/asharock">@ASharock</a></p><p>Blog: <a href="http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/">PunditFact</a></p> 1 Sig mug of PolitiFact Florida writer Aaron Sharockman. /resources/images/dti/2016/04/Sharockman-Aaron_17084596.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745162-aaron-sharockman AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:32:57.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:32:57.000-04:00 2264864 2016-02-10 18:28:14.0 UTC 6 Months Ago bailey-elementary-is-honored-after-book-drive-for-literacy gradebook Bailey Elementary is honored after book drive for literacy BlogArticle 2272447 2016-04-08 15:02:38.0 UTC 5 Months Ago a-land-remembered-will-be-a-book-remembered-at-a-hillsborough-school gradebook 'A Land Remembered' will be a book remembered at a Hillsborough school BlogArticle 2279640 2016-05-31 15:20:57.0 UTC 3 Months Ago pasco-superintendent-considers-procedures-for-classroom-book-assignments gradebook Pasco superintendent considers procedures for classroom book assignments BlogArticle <p><a href="/blogs/gradebook/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.gradebook/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/52501.6a00d83451b05569e201156f263ebd970c-120wi.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href,'_blank','scrollbars=no,resizable=yes,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false" style="float: left;"><img alt="Images" class="at-xid-6a00d83451b05569e201156f263ebd970c " src="/resources/images/blogs/gradebook/52501.6a00d83451b05569e201156f263ebd970c-120wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; width: 100px;" title="Images" /></a> Students who lose or damage instructional materials&nbsp;will have&nbsp;to&nbsp;pay schools 100 percent replacement costs under a bill that passed the Senate today on a 38-0 vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&amp;SubMenu=1&amp;BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&amp;Year=2009&amp;BillNum=1248">SB 1248</a>, sponsored by Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, changes current law, which requires students to repay costs for lost or damaged books at a rate of 50 to 75 percent if more than a year old.</p> <p>&quot;This is where you teach a young person character,&quot; Wise told his colleagues in debate.</p> <p>Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, wanted to know what happens when a child or his parents is unable to pay the textbook costs, which can approach $50. Could people be turned over to a collection agency if they couldn't pay?</p> <p>Wise said there was nothing within the bill to call in collection agencies and explained a provision that allows for a penalty or in-kind activity in lieu of payment, such as scraping gum off the bottom of desks.</p> <p>&quot;I will assure you it will help young people gain some respect for the cost of a textbook,&quot; Wise said.</p> <p>The House version, <a href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&amp;Submenu=1&amp;BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&amp;Billnum=0813&amp;Year=2009">HB813</a>, is headed to a floor vote soon.</p> <p>*</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:58:11