Florida Senate - 2015 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1480 Ì425534'Î425534 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 04/15/2015 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Montford) recommended the following: 1 Senate Substitute for Amendment (783286) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete everything after the enacting clause 5 and insert: 6 Section 1. High School Athletics Task Force.— 7 (1) There is created the High School Athletics Task Force, 8 a task force as defined in s. 20.03, Florida Statutes, within 9 the Department of Education to be staffed by the Office of 10 Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability and 11 monitored by the Department of Education. The task force shall 12 review issues concerning the governance and operation of the 13 Florida High School Athletic Association. The task force shall 14 make recommendations that allow equal access to all students to 15 athletic programs and preserve the integrity of this state’s 16 interscholastic athletic programs. The recommendations of the 17 task force shall address the following: 18 (a) Defining school choice in athletic programs in 19 Florida’s K-12 education institutions. 20 (b) Streamlining the existing appeals process to ensure 21 faster resolutions to appeals. 22 (c) Clarifying rules governing student transfers. 23 (d) Strengthening the association’s governance structure. 24 (e) Identifying and clarifying the purpose for and 25 expenditure of dues, fees, and fines assessed by the 26 association. 27 (f) Defining the association’s investigative procedures and 28 penalties. 29 (g) Strengthening communication between the association and 30 all stakeholders. 31 (h) Analyzing the implementation and impact of the 32 recommendations from the Student Athlete Recruiting Task Force 33 established in 2006 on athletics in schools and any subsequent 34 legislative or rule changes. 35 (i) Making any other recommendations that the task force 36 determines are necessary to strengthen student athletics in the 37 K-12 education system. 38 (2) The task force shall consist of 13 representatives from 39 home school and public and private secondary schools who are 40 directly involved in athletics in the K-12 education system. The 41 chair of the task force shall convene meetings as needed and 42 ensure that the recommendations are completed and forwarded to 43 the Governor and the Legislature in a timely manner. The task 44 force members shall be appointed as follows: 45 (a) Four representatives appointed by the President of the 46 Senate. 47 (b) Four representatives appointed by the Speaker of the 48 House of Representatives. 49 (c) Five representatives appointed by the Governor, one of 50 whom shall be appointed chair of the task force. 51 (3) Members of the task force shall serve without 52 compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem and 53 travel expenses pursuant to s. 112.061, Florida Statutes. 54 (4) The task force shall hold its initial meeting by June 55 1, 2015, and shall submit its recommendations to the Governor, 56 the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 57 Representatives by January 1, 2016. Upon submission of the 58 report, the task force shall expire. 59 Section 2. For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the sum of 60 $60,000 from the General Revenue Fund is appropriated to the 61 Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability 62 to support the work of the High School Athletics Task Force. 63 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law. 64 65 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 66 And the title is amended as follows: 67 Delete everything before the enacting clause 68 and insert: 69 A bill to be entitled 70 An act relating to student extracurricular activities; 71 creating the High School Athletics Task Force; 72 specifying the duties and membership of the task 73 force; providing that the task force members are 74 entitled to reimbursement for per diem and travel 75 expenses; requiring the task force to submit an 76 initial report to the Governor and the Legislature by 77 a specified date; providing for expiration of the task 78 force; providing an appropriation; providing an 79 effective date.