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2115882 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-04-18 13:26:18.0 UTC 2013-04-18T09:26:18.000-04:00 true senate-education-committee-will-reconvene-to-take-up-3-more-bills published 2013-04-18 14:28:59.0 UTC 2013-04-18T10:28:59.000-04:00 The Florida Senate Education Committee had not expected to meet any more this session. The bills that were in play were, in theory anyway, already heard. But the Florida House has strong feelings about a bill that would overhaul the way high school sports are governed. "We know it's important to the House and several other individuals," committee chairman Sen. John Legg told the Gradebook. "So we wanted to hear the debate. We're not afraid of the debate." Legg did not predict passage in committee of the bill, which is on the floor of the House, when his panel reconvenes Monday. "I have extreme reservations and concerns about the FHSAA bill," he said. For one, he said, the state should tread lightly on regulating a private nonprofit organization. For another, he continued, the Legislature needs to be careful about how it treats high school athletics and student transfers for sports. "High school athletics is not about getting the big contract and getting to the NFL, in my view. It's about providing our students the opportunity to compete," Legg said. "If we create a free agent market, your average student who just wants to play sports might get crowded out of the system. ... Individuals could potentially game the system if we don't do this correct." He expected the committee discussion to be the precursor to conversations leading to the 2014 session. Legg did not have any angst over the other two bills on the committee agenda (SB 1052 and SB 1406) and expected their favorable recommendation. Jeffrey S. Solochek gradebook Education Senate Education committee will reconvene to take up 3 more bills false templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/gradebook/2013/04/18/1366293323-senate-education-committee-will-reconvene-to-take-up-3-more-bill BlogArticle 2013-04-18 13:55:18.0 UTC 2013-04-18T09:55:18.000-04:00 The Florida Senate Education Committee had not expected to meet any more this session. The bills that were in play were, in theory anyway, already heard.EducationEducationJeffrey S. Solochek 383086 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:44:30.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:44:30.000-04:00 jeffrey-s-solochek published 2013-02-13 18:58:41.0 UTC 2013-02-13T13:58:41.000-05:00 Jeffrey S. Solochek <p>Jeffrey S. Solochek writes about schools and education for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>. Solochek has covered the school districts in Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco counties since joining the <i>Times</i> in 2000. He also oversees <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/schools/">The Gradebook</a> education blog.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33746723 Jeffrey S. Solochek writes about schools and education for the Tampa Bay Times. Solochek has covered the school districts in Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco counties since joining the Times in 2000. He also oversees The Gradebook education blog. <p>Phone: (813) 909-4614</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:jsolochek@tampabay.com ">jsolochek@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/schools/">The Gradebook</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffSolochek">@JeffSolochek</a></p> 1 resources/images/dti/2013/02/Solochek_Jeffrey_wp_2521935.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33746723-jeffrey-s-solochek AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:44:30.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:44:30.000-04:00 2265952 2016-02-18 22:45:58.0 UTC 6 Months Ago florida-senate-education-committee-again-wont-meet-killing-several-bills gradebook Florida Senate Education Committee again won't meet, killing several bills BlogArticle 2265068 2016-02-11 21:09:52.0 UTC 6 Months Ago recess-bill-wont-get-senate-hearing-education-committee-chairman-says gradebook Recess bill won't get Senate hearing, Education Committee chairman says BlogArticle 2263599 2016-02-01 19:44:06.0 UTC 7 Months Ago no-bill-is-dead-in-florida-senate-education-chairman-says gradebook 'No bill is dead' in Florida Senate Education, chairman says BlogArticle <p>The Florida Senate Education Committee had <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/senate-education-committee-appears-done-for-the-session/2112600">not expected to meet any more</a> this session. The bills that were in play were, in theory anyway, already heard.</p> <p>But the Florida House has strong feelings about a bill that would <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/more-proposed-legislation-takes-aim-fhsaa-structure-budget/16832/">overhaul the way high school sports are governed</a>.</p> <p>&quot;We know it's important to the House and several other individuals,&quot; committee chairman Sen. John Legg told the Gradebook. &quot;So we wanted to hear the debate. We're not afraid of the debate.&quot;</p> <p>Legg did not predict passage in committee of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/1164">bill</a>, which is on the floor of the House, when his panel <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/ED/ExpandedAgenda/2238">reconvenes Monday</a>.</p> <p>&quot;I have extreme reservations and concerns about the FHSAA bill,&quot; he said.</p> <p>For one, he said, the state should tread lightly on regulating a private nonprofit organization. For another, he continued, the Legislature needs to be careful about how it treats high school athletics and student transfers for sports.</p> <p>&quot;High school athletics is not about getting the big contract and getting to the NFL, in my view. It's about providing our students the opportunity to compete,&quot; Legg said. &quot;If we create a free agent market, your average student who just wants to play sports might get crowded out of the system. ... Individuals could potentially game the system if we don't do this correct.&quot;</p> <p>He expected the committee discussion to be the precursor to conversations leading to the 2014 session. Legg did not have any angst over the other two bills on the committee agenda (<a target="_blank" href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/1052">SB 1052</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/1406">SB 1406</a>) and expected their favorable recommendation.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:58:32