Florida Senate - 2015 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. PCS (689974) for CS for SB 948
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
The Committee on Appropriations (Negron) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (149946) (with title
4 Between lines 3284 and 3285
6 Section 59. Section 1006.20, Florida Statutes, is amended
7 to read:
8 1006.20 Athletics in public K-12 schools.—
9 (1) GOVERNING NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION
10 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) is designated
11 as the governing nonprofit association for purposes of
12 membership in the National Federation of State High School
13 Associations organization of athletics in Florida public
14 schools. Following completion of each operational audit
15 conducted pursuant to s. 1006.19, the Commissioner of Education
16 shall review the FHSAA’s performance in governing
17 interscholastic athletics in compliance with this part,
18 including the guiding principles for student eligibility for
19 extracurricular activities. If, at any time, the FHSAA fails to
20 meet the provisions of this part section, the commissioner, with
21 the approval of the State Board of Education, shall designate
22 another a nonprofit association organization to govern
23 interscholastic athletics in this state and serve as Florida’s
24 voting member association of the National Federation of State
25 High School Associations athletics with the approval of the
26 State Board of Education. The FHSAA is not a state agency as
27 defined in s. 120.52 but is . The FHSAA shall be subject to ss.
28 1006.15-1006.19. Any special event fees, sanctioning fees,
29 including third-party sanctioning fees, or contest receipts
30 collected annually by the FHSAA may not exceed its actual costs
31 to perform the function or duty that is the subject of or
32 justification for the fee the provisions of s. 1006.19. The
33 FHSAA shall offer a spectator seeking admission to athletic
34 competitions the option of purchasing a single-day pass or a
35 multiple-day pass that is at a cost below that which the
36 spectator would pay on a per-event basis for the same number of
37 contests A private school that wishes to engage in high school
38 athletic competition with a public high school may become a
39 member of the FHSAA. Any high school in the state, including
40 private schools, traditional public schools, charter schools,
41 virtual schools, and home education cooperatives, may become a
42 member of the FHSAA and participate in the activities of the
43 FHSAA. However, Membership in the FHSAA is not mandatory for any
44 school. FHSAA shall allow a school the option of joining the
45 association as a full-time member or on a per-sport basis and
46 may not prohibit or discourage any school from simultaneously
47 maintaining membership in FHSAA and another athletic
48 association. The FHSAA may not deny or discourage
49 interscholastic competition between its member schools and
50 nonmember non-FHSAA member Florida schools, including members of
51 another athletic association governing organization, and may not
52 take any retributory or discriminatory action against any of its
53 member schools that participate in interscholastic competition
54 with nonmember non-FHSAA member Florida schools. The FHSAA may
55 not unreasonably withhold its approval of an application to
56 become an affiliate member of the National Federation of State
57 High School Associations submitted by any other association
58 organization that governs interscholastic athletic competition
59 in this state which meets the requirements of this section. The
60 commissioner may identify other associations that govern
61 interscholastic athletic competition in compliance with this
62 section The bylaws of the FHSAA are the rules by which high
63 school athletic programs in its member schools, and the students
64 who participate in them, are governed, unless otherwise
65 specifically provided by statute. For the purposes of this
66 section, “high school” includes grades 6 through 12.
67 (2) STUDENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; RECRUITING ADOPTION
68 OF BYLAWS, POLICIES; ELIGIBILITY DISPUTE RESOLUTION , OR
69 GUIDELINES.—The FHSAA shall:
70 (a) The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws that, unless specifically
71 provided by statute, Establish eligibility requirements for all
72 students who participate in high school athletic competition in
73 its member schools. A The bylaws governing residence and
74 transfer shall allow the student is to be eligible in the school
75 in which he or she first enrolls each school year or the school
76 in which the student makes himself or herself a candidate for an
77 athletic team by engaging in a practice before prior to
78 enrolling in the school. A student who transfers The bylaws
79 shall also allow the student to be eligible in the school to
80 which the student has transferred during the school year is
81 eligible in the school to which he or she transfers if the
82 transfer is made by a deadline established by the FHSAA, which
83 may not be prior to the date authorized for the beginning of
84 practice for the sport. These transfers shall be allowed
85 pursuant to the district school board policies in the case of
86 transfer to a public school or pursuant to the private school
87 policies in the case of transfer to a private school. The
88 student shall be eligible in that school so long as he or she
89 remains enrolled in that school. Subsequent eligibility shall be
90 determined and enforced through the FHSAA’s bylaws . Requirements
91 governing eligibility and transfer between member schools shall
92 be applied similarly to public school students and private
93 school students.
94 (b) The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws that specifically Prohibit
95 the recruiting of students for athletic purposes and . The bylaws
96 shall prescribe penalties and an appeals process, which shall be
97 paid for by the FHSAA, for athletic recruiting violations. If it
98 is determined that a school has recruited a student in violation
99 of FHSAA bylaws, the FHSAA may require the school to participate
100 in a higher classification for the sport in which the recruited
101 student competes for a minimum of one classification cycle, in
102 addition to any other appropriate fine and sanction imposed on
103 the school, its coaches, or adult representatives who commit
104 violate recruiting violations rules. An initial recruiting
105 violation by an adult representative is punishable by a fine of
106 $5,000. A second recruiting violation by the adult
107 representative is punishable by a 1-year restriction of the
108 adult representative from teaching or coaching at the school. A
109 third recruiting violation by the adult representative is
110 punishable by a 5-year suspension of the representative’s
111 teaching license. A student may not be declared ineligible based
112 on a recruiting violation only if of recruiting rules unless the
113 student or parent has committed an act specified in s.
114 1006.15(4)(b)1.b. or the FHSAA has imposed sanctions against the
115 individuals or member school engaging in recruiting and the
116 student or the parent has committed an act specified in s.
117 1006.15(4)(b)1.c. The FHSAA may not limit the competition of a
118 student athlete prospectively for a rule violation by his or her
119 school, the school’s coach, or the student athlete’s adult
120 representative. The FHSAA may not punish a student athlete for
121 an eligibility or recruiting violation perpetrated by a
122 teammate, coach, or administrator. A contest may not be
123 forfeited for an inadvertent eligibility violation unless the
124 coach or a school administrator should have known of the
125 violation. Contests may not be forfeited for other eligibility
126 violations or recruiting violations in excess of the number of
127 contests from which the coaches and adult representatives
128 responsible for the violations are prospectively suspended. The
129 mass distribution of untargeted mailings, electronic mailings,
130 or printed guides or booklets by or on behalf of a member school
131 which include detailed information regarding the member school’s
132 interscholastic athletic programs may not be considered
133 violations of the FHSAA’s policies falsified any enrollment or
134 eligibility document or accepted any benefit or any promise of
135 benefit if such benefit is not generally available to the
136 school’s students or family members or is based in any way on
137 athletic interest, potential, or performance.
138 (c) The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws that Require all students
139 participating in interscholastic athletic competition or who are
140 candidates for an interscholastic athletic team to
141 satisfactorily pass a medical evaluation each year before prior
142 to participating in interscholastic athletic competition or
143 engaging in any practice, tryout, workout, or other physical
144 activity associated with the student’s candidacy for an
145 interscholastic athletic team. Such medical evaluation may be
146 administered only by a practitioner licensed under chapter 458,
147 chapter 459, chapter 460, or s. 464.012, and in good standing
148 with the practitioner’s regulatory board. The FHSAA bylaws shall
149 establish requirements for eliciting a student’s medical history
150 and performing the medical evaluation required under this
151 paragraph, which shall include a physical assessment of the
152 student’s physical capabilities to participate in
153 interscholastic athletic competition as contained in a uniform
154 preparticipation physical evaluation and history form. The
155 evaluation form shall incorporate the recommendations of the
156 American Heart Association for participation in cardiovascular
157 screening and shall provide a place for the signature of the
158 practitioner performing the evaluation with an attestation that
159 each examination procedure listed on the form was performed by
160 the practitioner or by someone under the direct supervision of
161 the practitioner. The form shall also contain a place for the
162 practitioner to indicate if a referral to another practitioner
163 was made in lieu of completion of a certain examination
164 procedure. The form shall provide a place for the practitioner
165 to whom the student was referred to complete the remaining
166 sections and attest to that portion of the examination. The
167 preparticipation physical evaluation form shall advise students
168 to complete a cardiovascular assessment and shall include
169 information concerning alternative cardiovascular evaluation and
170 diagnostic tests. Results of such medical evaluation must be
171 provided to the school. A No student is not shall be eligible to
172 participate in any interscholastic athletic competition or
173 engage in any practice, tryout, workout, or other physical
174 activity associated with the student’s candidacy for an
175 interscholastic athletic team until the results of the medical
176 evaluation are have been received and approved by the school.
177 (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (c), allow
178 a student to may participate in interscholastic athletic
179 competition or be a candidate for an interscholastic athletic
180 team if the parent of the student objects in writing to the
181 student undergoing a medical evaluation because such evaluation
182 is contrary to his or her religious tenets or practices.
183 However, in such case, there shall be no liability on the part
184 of any person or entity in a position to otherwise rely on the
185 results of such medical evaluation for any damages resulting
186 from the student’s injury or death arising directly from the
187 student’s participation in interscholastic athletics where an
188 undisclosed medical condition that would have been revealed in
189 the medical evaluation is a proximate cause of the injury or
191 (e) The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws that Regulate persons who
192 conduct investigations on behalf of the FHSAA. The bylaws shall
193 include provisions that require An investigator must to:
194 1. Undergo level 2 background screening under s. 435.04,
195 establishing that the investigator has not committed any
196 disqualifying offense listed in s. 435.04, unless the
197 investigator can provide proof of compliance with level 2
198 screening standards submitted within the previous 5 years to
199 meet any professional licensure requirements, provided:
200 a. The investigator has not had a break in service from a
201 position that requires level 2 screening for more than 90 days;
203 b. The investigator submits, under penalty of perjury, an
204 affidavit verifying that the investigator has not committed any
205 disqualifying offense listed in s. 435.04 and is in full
206 compliance with this paragraph.
207 2. Be appointed as an investigator by the FHSAA executive
209 3. Carry a photo identification card that shows the FHSAA
210 name and , logo , and the investigator’s official title.
211 4. Adhere to the following guidelines:
212 a. Investigate only those alleged violations assigned by
213 the FHSAA executive director or the board of directors.
214 b. Conduct interviews on Monday through Friday between the
215 hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. only, unless previously agreed to by
216 the interviewee.
217 c. Allow the parent of any student being interviewed to be
218 present during the interview.
219 d. Search residences or other private areas only with the
220 permission of the FHSAA executive director and the written
221 consent of the student’s parent and only with a parent or a
222 representative of the parent present.
223 (f) The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws that Establish sanctions
224 for coaches who have committed major violations of the FHSAA’s
225 bylaws and policies.
226 1. Major violations include, but are not limited to,
227 knowingly allowing an ineligible student to participate in a
228 contest representing a member school in an interscholastic
229 contest or committing a violation of the FHSAA’s recruiting or
230 sports ethics sportsmanship policies.
231 2. Sanctions placed upon an individual coach may include,
232 but are not limited to, prohibiting or suspending the coach from
233 coaching, participating in, or attending any athletic activity
234 sponsored, recognized, or sanctioned by the FHSAA and the member
235 school for which the coach committed the violation. If a coach
236 is sanctioned by the FHSAA and the coach transfers to another
237 member school, those sanctions remain in full force and effect
238 during the term of the sanction.
239 3. If a member school is assessed a financial penalty as a
240 result of a coach committing a major violation, the coach shall
241 reimburse the member school before being allowed to coach,
242 participate in, or attend any athletic activity sponsored,
243 recognized, or sanctioned by the FHSAA and a member school.
244 4. The FHSAA shall establish a due process procedure for
245 coaches sanctioned under this paragraph , consistent with the
246 appeals procedures set forth in subsection (7).
247 (g) Provide a process for the resolution of student
248 eligibility disputes. The FHSAA shall provide an opportunity to
249 resolve eligibility issues through an informal conference
250 procedure. The FHSAA must provide written notice to the student
251 athlete, parent, and member school stating specific findings of
252 fact which support a determination of ineligibility. The student
253 athlete must request an informal conference if he or she intends
254 to contest the charges. The informal conference must be held
255 within 10 days after receipt of the student athlete’s request.
256 If the eligibility dispute is not resolved at the informal
257 conference, the FHSAA shall provide a process for the timely and
258 cost-effective resolution of an eligibility dispute using a
259 neutral third party, including the use of retired or former
260 judges, mediation, or arbitration. The neutral third party shall
261 be selected by the parent of the student athlete from a list
262 maintained by the FHSAA. A final determination regarding the
263 eligibility dispute must be issued no later than 30 days after
264 the informal conference. The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws
265 establishing the process for resolving eligibility disputes must
266 and standards by which FHSAA determinations of eligibility are
267 made. Such bylaws shall provide that:
268 1. Ineligibility must be established by clear and
269 convincing evidence. ;
270 2. Student athletes, parents, and schools must have notice
271 of the initiation of any investigation or other inquiry into
272 eligibility and may present, to the investigator and to the
273 individual or body making the eligibility determination, any
274 information or evidence that is credible, persuasive, and of a
275 kind reasonably prudent persons rely upon in the conduct of
276 serious affairs. ;
277 3. An investigator may not determine matters of eligibility
278 but must submit information and evidence to the individual or
279 body designated by the FHSAA executive director or a person
280 designated by the executive director or by the board of
281 directors for an unbiased and objective determination of
282 eligibility. ; and
283 4. A determination of ineligibility must be made in
284 writing, setting forth the findings of fact and specific
285 violation upon which the decision is based.
286 5. Any proceedings concerning student athlete eligibility
287 must be held in the county in which the student athlete resides
288 and may be conducted by telephone, videoconference, or other
289 electronic means.
290 6. A student athlete may not be declared ineligible to
291 participate in athletic competition until a final decision is
292 issued by the neutral third party unless the determination of
293 ineligibility is based on s. 1006.15(4)(b)1.a., e., or f. It is
294 the responsibility of the member school to assess the facts
295 underlying the eligibility dispute and any potential penalties
296 that may result from a determination of ineligibility in
297 deciding whether to allow the student athlete to continue to
298 participate before a final eligibility determination. If a
299 student is determined ineligible by the neutral third party, the
300 school shall forfeit any contests in which the school won and in
301 which the student athlete played. For the purposes of this
302 subparagraph, the term “played” means the student athlete
303 dressed out and actively participated in the contest.
304 (h) In lieu of bylaws adopted under paragraph (g), the
305 FHSAA may adopt bylaws providing as a minimum the procedural
306 safeguards of ss. 120.569 and 120.57, making appropriate
307 provision for appointment of unbiased and qualified hearing
309 (i) The FHSAA bylaws may not limit the competition of
310 student athletes prospectively for rule violations of their
311 school or its coaches or their adult representatives. The FHSAA
312 bylaws may not unfairly punish student athletes for eligibility
313 or recruiting violations perpetrated by a teammate, coach, or
314 administrator. Contests may not be forfeited for inadvertent
315 eligibility violations unless the coach or a school
316 administrator should have known of the violation. Contests may
317 not be forfeited for other eligibility violations or recruiting
318 violations in excess of the number of contests that the coaches
319 and adult representatives responsible for the violations are
320 prospectively suspended.
321 (h) (j) The FHSAA shall Adopt guidelines to educate athletic
322 coaches, officials, administrators, and student athletes and
323 their parents about of the nature and risk of concussion and
324 head injury.
325 (i) (k) The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws or policies that
326 Require the parent of a student who is participating in
327 interscholastic athletic competition or who is a candidate for
328 an interscholastic athletic team to sign and return an informed
329 consent that explains the nature and risk of concussion and head
330 injury, including the risk of continuing to play after
331 concussion or head injury, each year before participating in
332 interscholastic athletic competition or engaging in any
333 practice, tryout, workout, or other physical activity associated
334 with the student’s candidacy for an interscholastic athletic
336 (j) (l) The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws or policies that
337 Require each student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a
338 concussion or head injury in a practice or competition to be
339 immediately removed from the activity. A student athlete who has
340 been removed from an activity may not return to practice or
341 competition until the student submits to the school a written
342 medical clearance to return stating that the student athlete no
343 longer exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a
344 concussion or other head injury. Medical clearance must be
345 authorized by the appropriate health care practitioner trained
346 in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of concussions as
347 defined by the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the Florida
348 High School Athletic Association.
349 (k) (m) Establish The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws for the
350 establishment and duties of a sports medicine advisory committee
351 composed of the following members:
352 1. Eight physicians licensed under chapter 458 or chapter
353 459, with at least one member licensed under chapter 459.
354 2. One chiropractor licensed under chapter 460.
355 3. One podiatrist licensed under chapter 461.
356 4. One dentist licensed under chapter 466.
357 5. Three athletic trainers licensed under part XIII of
358 chapter 468.
359 6. One member who is a current or retired head coach of a
360 high school in the state.
361 (3) GOVERNING STRUCTURE OF THE FHSAA.—
362 (a) The FHSAA shall operate as a representative democracy
363 in which the sovereign authority is within its member schools
364 and the parents of students participating in interscholastic
365 athletics within those schools. Except as provided in this
366 section, the FHSAA shall govern its affairs through its bylaws.
367 (b) Each member school, on its annual application for
368 membership, shall name its official representative to the FHSAA.
369 This representative must be either the school principal or his
370 or her designee. That designee must either be an assistant
371 principal or athletic director housed within that same school.
372 (c) The governing board of the FHSAA shall consist of 16
373 members composed proportionately of representatives from
374 traditional public schools, public schools of choice, private
375 schools, home education cooperatives, and parents of student
376 athletes who are enrolled in such schools or programs. The
377 governing board must also be constituted in a manner that
378 provides for equitable representation among the various regions
379 of the state where the association’s member schools are located.
380 Any additional policymaking body established by the FHSAA must
381 provide for proportionate representation of schools, programs,
382 parents, and regions of the state as described in this paragraph
383 FHSAA’s membership shall be divided along existing county lines
384 into four contiguous and compact administrative regions, each
385 containing an equal or nearly equal number of member schools to
386 ensure equitable representation on the FHSAA’s board of
387 directors, representative assembly, and appeals committees.
388 (d) The FHSAA shall annually require each member of the
389 governing board or other policymaking body to attend nonprofit
390 governance training, which must include government in the
391 sunshine, conflicts of interest, ethics, and student athlete
392 centered decisionmaking consistent with the guiding principles
393 for participation in extracurricular activities under s.
395 (4) BOARD OF DIRECTORS.—
396 (a) The executive authority of the FHSAA shall be vested in
397 its board of directors. Any entity that appoints members to the
398 board of directors shall examine the ethnic and demographic
399 composition of the board when selecting candidates for
400 appointment and shall, to the greatest extent possible, make
401 appointments that reflect state demographic and population
402 trends. The board of directors shall be composed of 16 persons,
403 as follows:
404 1. Four public member school representatives, one elected
405 from among its public school representative members within each
406 of the four administrative regions.
407 2. Four nonpublic member school representatives, one
408 elected from among its nonpublic school representative members
409 within each of the four administrative regions.
410 3. Three representatives appointed by the commissioner, one
411 appointed from the two northernmost administrative regions and
412 one appointed from the two southernmost administrative regions.
413 The third representative shall be appointed to balance the board
414 for diversity or state population trends, or both.
415 4. Two district school superintendents, one elected from
416 the two northernmost administrative regions by the members in
417 those regions and one elected from the two southernmost
418 administrative regions by the members in those regions.
419 5. Two district school board members, one elected from the
420 two northernmost administrative regions by the members in those
421 regions and one elected from the two southernmost administrative
422 regions by the members in those regions.
423 6. The commissioner or his or her designee from the
424 department executive staff.
425 (b) A quorum of the board of directors shall consist of
426 nine members.
427 (c) The board of directors shall elect a president and a
428 vice president from among its members. These officers shall also
429 serve as officers of the FHSAA.
430 (d) Members of the board of directors shall serve terms of
431 3 years and are eligible to succeed themselves only once. A
432 member of the board of directors, other than the commissioner or
433 his or her designee, may serve a maximum of 6 consecutive years.
434 The FHSAA’s bylaws shall establish a rotation of terms to ensure
435 that a majority of the members’ terms do not expire
437 (e) The authority and duties of the board of directors,
438 acting as a body and in accordance with the FHSAA’s bylaws, are
439 as follows:
440 1. To act as the incorporated FHSAA’s board of directors
441 and to fulfill its obligations as required by the FHSAA’s
442 charter and articles of incorporation.
443 2. To establish such guidelines, regulations, policies, and
444 procedures as are authorized by the bylaws.
445 3. To employ an FHSAA executive director, who shall have
446 the authority to waive the bylaws of the FHSAA in order to
447 comply with statutory changes.
448 4. To levy annual dues and other fees and to set the
449 percentage of contest receipts to be collected by the FHSAA.
450 5. To approve the budget of the FHSAA.
451 6. To organize and conduct statewide interscholastic
452 competitions, which may or may not lead to state championships,
453 and to establish the terms and conditions for these
455 7. To act as an administrative board in the interpretation
456 of, and final decision on, all questions and appeals arising
457 from the directing of interscholastic athletics of member
459 (5) REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY.—
460 (a) The legislative authority of the FHSAA is vested in its
461 representative assembly.
462 (b) The representative assembly shall be composed of the
464 1. An equal number of member school representatives from
465 each of the four administrative regions.
466 2. Four district school superintendents, one elected from
467 each of the four administrative regions by the district school
468 superintendents in their respective administrative regions.
469 3. Four district school board members, one elected from
470 each of the four administrative regions by the district school
471 board members in their respective administrative regions.
472 4. The commissioner or his or her designee from the
473 department executive staff.
474 (c) The FHSAA’s bylaws shall establish the number of member
475 school representatives to serve in the representative assembly
476 from each of the four administrative regions and shall establish
477 the method for their selection.
478 (d) No member of the board of directors other than the
479 commissioner or his or her designee can serve in the
480 representative assembly.
481 (e) The representative assembly shall elect a chairperson
482 and a vice chairperson from among its members.
483 (f) Elected members of the representative assembly shall
484 serve terms of 2 years and are eligible to succeed themselves
485 for two additional terms. An elected member, other than the
486 commissioner or his or her designee, may serve a maximum of 6
487 consecutive years in the representative assembly.
488 (g) A quorum of the representative assembly consists of one
489 more than half of its members.
490 (h) The authority of the representative assembly is limited
491 to its sole duty, which is to consider, adopt, or reject any
492 proposed amendments to the FHSAA’s bylaws.
493 (i) The representative assembly shall meet as a body
494 annually. A two-thirds majority of the votes cast by members
495 present is required for passage of any proposal.
496 (6) PUBLIC LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE.—
497 (a) The FHSAA shall establish, sustain, fund, and provide
498 staff support to a public liaison advisory committee composed of
499 the following:
500 1. The commissioner or his or her designee.
501 2. A member public school principal.
502 3. A member private school principal.
503 4. A member school principal who is a member of a racial
505 5. An active athletic director.
506 6. An active coach, who is employed full time by a member
508 7. A student athlete.
509 8. A district school superintendent.
510 9. A district school board member.
511 10. A member of the Florida House of Representatives.
512 11. A member of the Florida Senate.
513 12. A parent of a high school student.
514 13. A member of a home education association.
515 14. A representative of the business community.
516 15. A representative of the news media.
517 (b) No member of the board of directors, committee on
518 appeals, or representative assembly is eligible to serve on the
519 public liaison advisory committee.
520 (c) The public liaison advisory committee shall elect a
521 chairperson and vice chairperson from among its members.
522 (d) The authority and duties of the public liaison advisory
523 committee are as follows:
524 1. To act as a conduit through which the general public may
525 have input into the decisionmaking process of the FHSAA and to
526 assist the FHSAA in the development of procedures regarding the
527 receipt of public input and disposition of complaints related to
528 high school athletic and competition programs.
529 2. To conduct public hearings annually in each of the four
530 administrative regions during which interested parties may
531 address issues regarding the effectiveness of the rules,
532 operation, and management of the FHSAA.
533 3. To conduct an annual evaluation of the FHSAA as a whole
534 and present a report of its findings, conclusion, and
535 recommendations to the board of directors, to the commissioner,
536 and to the respective education committees of the Florida Senate
537 and the Florida House of Representatives. The recommendations
538 must delineate policies and procedures that will improve the
539 implementation and oversight of high school athletic programs by
540 the FHSAA.
541 (e) The public liaison advisory committee shall meet four
542 times annually. Additional meetings may be called by the
543 committee chairperson, the FHSAA president, or the FHSAA
544 executive director.
545 (7) APPEALS.—
546 (a) The FHSAA shall establish a procedure of due process
547 which ensures each student the opportunity to appeal an
548 unfavorable ruling with regard to his or her eligibility to
549 compete. The initial appeal shall be made to a committee on
550 appeals within the administrative region in which the student
551 lives. The FHSAA’s bylaws shall establish the number, size, and
552 composition of each committee on appeals.
553 (b) No member of the board of directors is eligible to
554 serve on a committee on appeals.
555 (c) Members of a committee on appeals shall serve terms of
556 3 years and are eligible to succeed themselves only once. A
557 member of a committee on appeals may serve a maximum of 6
558 consecutive years. The FHSAA’s bylaws shall establish a rotation
559 of terms to ensure that a majority of the members’ terms do not
560 expire concurrently.
561 (d) The authority and duties of a committee on appeals
562 shall be to consider requests by member schools seeking
563 exceptions to bylaws and regulations, to hear undue hardship
564 eligibility cases filed by member schools on behalf of student
565 athletes, and to hear appeals filed by member schools or student
567 (e) A student athlete or member school that receives an
568 unfavorable ruling from a committee on appeals shall be entitled
569 to appeal that decision to the board of directors at its next
570 regularly scheduled meeting or called meeting. The board of
571 directors shall have the authority to uphold, reverse, or amend
572 the decision of the committee on appeals. In all such cases, the
573 decision of the board of directors shall be final.
574 (f) The FHSAA shall expedite the appeals process on
575 determinations of ineligibility so that disposition of the
576 appeal can be made before the end of the applicable sports
577 season, if possible.
578 (g) In any appeal from a decision on eligibility made by
579 the executive director or a designee, a school or student
580 athlete filing the appeal must be permitted to present
581 information and evidence that was not available at the time of
582 the initial determination or if the determination was not made
583 by an unbiased, objective individual using a process allowing
584 full due process rights to be heard and to present evidence. If
585 evidence is presented on appeal, a de novo decision must be made
586 by the committee or board hearing the appeal, or the
587 determination may be suspended and the matter remanded for a new
588 determination based on all the evidence. If a de novo decision
589 is made on appeal, the decision must be made in writing, setting
590 forth the findings of fact and specific violation upon which the
591 decision is based. If a de novo decision is not required, the
592 decision appealed must be set aside if the decision on
593 ineligibility was not based on clear and convincing evidence.
594 Any further appeal shall be considered on a record that includes
595 all evidence presented.
596 (8) AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS.—Each member school representative,
597 the board of directors acting as a whole or as members acting
598 individually, any advisory committee acting as a whole to be
599 established by the FHSAA, and the FHSAA’s executive director are
600 empowered to propose amendments to the bylaws. Any other
601 individual may propose an amendment by securing the sponsorship
602 of any of the aforementioned individuals or bodies. All proposed
603 amendments must be submitted directly to the representative
604 assembly for its consideration. The representative assembly,
605 while empowered to adopt, reject, or revise proposed amendments,
606 may not, in and of itself, as a body be allowed to propose any
607 amendment for its own consideration.
608 Section 60. Section 1006.15, Florida Statutes, are amended
609 to read:
610 1006.15 Student standards for eligibility to participate
611 participation in interscholastic and intrascholastic
612 extracurricular student activities; regulation.—
613 (1) This section may be cited as the “Craig Dickinson Act.”
614 (2) District school board and nonprofit association
615 policies governing student eligibility for extracurricular
616 activities shall be guided by the following principles:
617 (a) Interscholastic Extracurricular student activities are
618 an important complement to the academic curriculum and provide
619 students with incentives to succeed academically.
620 (b) Participation in a comprehensive extracurricular and
621 academic program contributes to student development of the
622 social and intellectual skills necessary to become a well
623 rounded adult.
624 (c) Extracurricular activities promote teamwork and
625 collaboration, expose students to individuals from diverse
626 backgrounds, and enhance parental engagement in the school.
627 (d) Policies governing student eligibility for
628 extracurricular activities should not impede parental school
630 (3) As used in this part section, the term:
631 (a) “Extracurricular activity” means a any school
632 authorized or education-related activity occurring during or
633 outside the regular instructional school day.
634 (b) “Home education cooperative” means a parent-directed
635 group of individual home education students which provides
636 opportunities for interscholastic competition to those students.
637 (c) “Impermissible benefit” means a benefit or promise of
638 benefit that is based in any way on athletic interest,
639 potential, or performance, that is a benefit not generally
640 available to the school’s students or their family members, and
641 that induces a student athlete to participate in the athletic
642 programs of a member school. The term does not include
643 transportation arrangements.
644 (d) “Nonprofit association” means the nonprofit association
645 that governs interscholastic athletic competition in this state
646 pursuant to s. 1006.20.
647 (e) “Public school student” means a student who is
648 attending a traditional public school, charter school, magnet
649 school, alternative school, developmental research laboratory
650 school, other public school of choice, or public virtual school.
651 (f) “Recruiting” means an effort by a school employee or
652 athletic department staff member to pressure, urge, or entice a
653 student to attend that school for the purpose of participating
654 in interscholastic athletics.
655 (g) “Unaffiliated private school” means a private school
656 that has an enrollment of 125 or fewer students in grades 6
657 through 12 and that is not a member of the nonprofit
659 (4) (3)(a) A student is To be eligible to participate in
660 interscholastic extracurricular student activities if the , a
661 student must:
662 1. Maintains Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or above
663 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent, in the previous semester or a
664 cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale,
665 or its equivalent, in the courses required by s. 1002.3105(5) or
666 s. 1003.4282.
667 2. Executes Execute and fulfills fulfill the requirements
668 of an academic performance contract between the student, the
669 district school board or private school, the appropriate
670 governing association, and the student’s parents , if the
671 student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0, or its
672 equivalent, on a 4.0 scale in the courses required by s.
673 1002.3105(5) or s. 1003.4282. At a minimum, the contract must
674 require that the student attend summer school, or its graded
675 equivalent, between grades 9 and 10 or grades 10 and 11, as
677 3. Has Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or
678 above on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent, in the courses required
679 by s. 1002.3105(5) or s. 1003.4282 during his or her junior or
680 senior year.
681 4. Maintains Maintain satisfactory conduct as prescribed by
682 the district school board’s or private school’s code , including
683 adherence to appropriate dress and other codes of student
684 conduct policies described in s. 1006.07(2). If a student is
685 convicted of, or is found to have committed, a felony or a
686 delinquent act that would have been a felony if committed by an
687 adult, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld, the
688 student’s participation in interscholastic extracurricular
689 activities is contingent upon established and published district
690 school board or private school policy.
691 5. Is a home education student who meets the requirements
692 of the home education program pursuant to s. 1002.41, including
693 requirements relating to annual educational evaluations. The
694 evaluation processes or requirements placed on home education
695 student participants may not exceed those that apply under s.
696 1002.41 to home education students generally.
697 (b)1. A student may be declared ineligible to participate
698 in interscholastic extracurricular activities only if:
699 a. The student fails to achieve compliance with paragraph
701 b. The student or parent falsifies an enrollment or
702 eligibility document;
703 c. The student or parent accepts an impermissible benefit;
704 d. The student commits a flagrant act of unsportsmanlike
705 conduct toward a contest official, opponent, or other person
706 attending an athletic contest or violates substance abuse
707 policies established by the nonprofit association;
708 e. The student has exhausted 4 years of athletic
709 eligibility, graduated from high school, or attained the maximum
710 age established by the nonprofit association, whichever occurs
712 f. The student does not pass a medical evaluation pursuant
713 to s. 1006.20(2)(c), except as otherwise provided in s.
714 1006.20(2)(d); or
715 g. The student forfeits his or her amateur status, as
716 defined by the nonprofit association.
717 2. A student may not be declared ineligible to participate
718 in interscholastic athletics based upon a violation of the
719 nonprofit association’s recruitment policy or otherwise because
720 the student participated on a nonschool team or nonschool team
721 affiliated with the school in which the student ultimately
722 enrolls; or the student participated in nonschool athletic
723 activities sponsored by a member school of the nonprofit
724 association if, after participating, the student registers for,
725 enrolls in, or applies to attend the sponsoring school. As used
726 in this subparagraph, the terms “nonschool team” and “nonschool
727 athletic activities” include, but are not limited to, club
728 teams, travel teams, grade school teams, recreational league
729 teams, personal instruction sessions, summer camp teams, and
730 summer camp nonschool athletic programs.
731 (c)1. (b) A Any student who is exempt from attending a full
732 school day based on rules adopted by the district school board
733 for double session schools or programs, experimental schools, or
734 schools operating under emergency conditions must maintain the
735 grade point average required by this section and pass each class
736 for which he or she is enrolled.
737 2. A student who transfers from a home education program to
738 a public or private school before or during the first semester
739 of the school year is academically eligible to participate in
740 extracurricular activities during the first semester if the
741 student has a successful evaluation from the previous school
742 year pursuant to subparagraph (a)5.
743 3. A public school or private school student who transfers
744 into a home education program after being declared ineligible
745 for participation in extracurricular activities pursuant to sub
746 subparagraph (b)1.a. is ineligible to participate in such
747 activities as a home education student until the student has
748 successfully completed one semester in a home education program
749 pursuant to s. 1002.41.
750 4. A public school student who transfers to a private
751 school or another public school, or a private school student who
752 transfers to a public school or another private school, after
753 being declared ineligible to participate in extracurricular
754 activities pursuant to sub-subparagraph (b)1.a. is ineligible to
755 participate in such activities until the student has
756 successfully completed one semester at the school to which he or
757 she transfers and meets the requirements of paragraph (a).
758 (d) (c) An individual home education student is eligible to
759 participate in an extracurricular activity that is not offered
760 by the student’s home education program. Participation may occur
761 at any the public school in the school district in which the
762 student resides to which the student would be assigned according
763 to district school board attendance area policies or a public
764 school in another school district which the student could choose
765 to attend pursuant to an district or interdistrict controlled
766 open enrollment policy. A home education student provisions, or
767 may also develop an agreement to participate at a private
768 school , in the interscholastic or extracurricular activities of
769 that school. In order to participate under this paragraph, a
770 student must meet , provided the following conditions are met:
771 1. The home education student must meet the requirements of
772 the home education program pursuant to s. 1002.41.
773 2. During the period of participation at a school, the home
774 education student must demonstrate educational progress as
775 required in paragraph (b) in all subjects taken in the home
776 education program by a method of evaluation agreed upon by the
777 parent and the school principal which may include: review of the
778 student’s work by a certified teacher chosen by the parent;
779 grades earned through correspondence; grades earned in courses
780 taken at a Florida College System institution, university, or
781 trade school; standardized test scores above the 35th
782 percentile; or any other method designated in s. 1002.41.
783 3. The home education student must meet the same residency
784 requirements as other students in the school at which he or she
786 1. 4. The home education student must meet the same
787 standards of acceptance, behavior, and performance as required
788 of other students in extracurricular activities.
789 2. 5. The student must register with the school his or her
790 intent to participate in interscholastic extracurricular
791 activities as a representative of the school before the
792 beginning date of the nonathletic activity or season for the
793 athletic activity in which he or she wishes to participate. A
794 home education student must be able to participate in curricular
795 activities if that is a requirement for an extracurricular
797 3. A student who is enrolled in an unaffiliated private
798 school, a home education program, a full-time public virtual
799 school, or any public school that does not offer any
800 interscholastic athletic programs may only participate in
801 interscholastic athletics at the public school in which the
802 student is first registered.
803 4. The student’s parent is responsible for transporting the
804 student to and from the school at which the student
805 participates. The school the student attends, the school at
806 which the student participates in the extracurricular activity,
807 the district school board, and the nonprofit association are
808 exempt from civil liability arising from any injury to the
809 student which occurs during such transportation.
810 6. A student who transfers from a home education program to
811 a public school before or during the first grading period of the
812 school year is academically eligible to participate in
813 interscholastic extracurricular activities during the first
814 grading period provided the student has a successful evaluation
815 from the previous school year, pursuant to subparagraph 2.
816 7. Any public school or private school student who has been
817 unable to maintain academic eligibility for participation in
818 interscholastic extracurricular activities is ineligible to
819 participate in such activities as a home education student until
820 the student has successfully completed one grading period in
821 home education pursuant to subparagraph 2. to become eligible to
822 participate as a home education student.
823 (d) An individual charter school student pursuant to s.
824 1002.33 is eligible to participate at the public school to which
825 the student would be assigned according to district school board
826 attendance area policies or which the student could choose to
827 attend, pursuant to district or interdistrict controlled open
828 enrollment provisions, in any interscholastic extracurricular
829 activity of that school, unless such activity is provided by the
830 student’s charter school, if the following conditions are met:
831 1. The charter school student must meet the requirements of
832 the charter school education program as determined by the
833 charter school governing board.
834 2. During the period of participation at a school, the
835 charter school student must demonstrate educational progress as
836 required in paragraph (b).
837 3. The charter school student must meet the same residency
838 requirements as other students in the school at which he or she
840 4. The charter school student must meet the same standards
841 of acceptance, behavior, and performance that are required of
842 other students in extracurricular activities.
843 5. The charter school student must register with the school
844 his or her intent to participate in interscholastic
845 extracurricular activities as a representative of the school
846 before the beginning date of the season for the activity in
847 which he or she wishes to participate. A charter school student
848 must be able to participate in curricular activities if that is
849 a requirement for an extracurricular activity.
850 6. A student who transfers from a charter school program to
851 a traditional public school before or during the first grading
852 period of the school year is academically eligible to
853 participate in interscholastic extracurricular activities during
854 the first grading period if the student has a successful
855 evaluation from the previous school year, pursuant to
856 subparagraph 2.
857 7. Any public school or private school student who has been
858 unable to maintain academic eligibility for participation in
859 interscholastic extracurricular activities is ineligible to
860 participate in such activities as a charter school student until
861 the student has successfully completed one grading period in a
862 charter school pursuant to subparagraph 2. to become eligible to
863 participate as a charter school student.
864 (e) A student of the Florida Virtual School full-time
865 program may participate in any interscholastic extracurricular
866 activity at the public school to which the student would be
867 assigned according to district school board attendance area
868 policies or which the student could choose to attend, pursuant
869 to district or interdistrict controlled open enrollment
870 policies, if the student:
871 1. During the period of participation in the
872 interscholastic extracurricular activity, meets the requirements
873 in paragraph (a).
874 2. Meets any additional requirements as determined by the
875 board of trustees of the Florida Virtual School.
876 3. Meets the same residency requirements as other students
877 in the school at which he or she participates.
878 4. Meets the same standards of acceptance, behavior, and
879 performance that are required of other students in
880 extracurricular activities.
881 5. Registers his or her intent to participate in
882 interscholastic extracurricular activities with the school
883 before the beginning date of the season for the activity in
884 which he or she wishes to participate. A Florida Virtual School
885 student must be able to participate in curricular activities if
886 that is a requirement for an extracurricular activity.
887 (f) A student who transfers from the Florida Virtual School
888 full-time program to a traditional public school before or
889 during the first grading period of the school year is
890 academically eligible to participate in interscholastic
891 extracurricular activities during the first grading period if
892 the student has a successful evaluation from the previous school
893 year pursuant to paragraph (a).
894 (g) A public school or private school student who has been
895 unable to maintain academic eligibility for participation in
896 interscholastic extracurricular activities is ineligible to
897 participate in such activities as a Florida Virtual School
898 student until the student successfully completes one grading
899 period in the Florida Virtual School pursuant to paragraph (a).
900 (5) (4) The student standards for participation in
901 interscholastic extracurricular activities must be applied
902 beginning with the student’s first semester of the 9th grade.
903 Each student must meet such other requirements for participation
904 as may be established by the district school board; however,
905 such requirements must apply on an equal basis to all students
906 and a district school board may not make establish requirements
907 for participation in interscholastic extracurricular activities
908 which make participation in such activities less accessible to a
909 transfer student or a student enrolled in a public school of
910 choice, an unaffiliated private school, or a home education
911 program students than to other students. A district school board
912 or private school may not establish policies regarding transfer
913 student eligibility for extracurricular activities which are
914 more stringent than the policies established by the nonprofit
915 association Except as set forth in paragraph (3)(c), evaluation
916 processes or requirements that are placed on home education
917 student participants may not go beyond those that apply under s.
918 1002.41 to home education students generally.
919 (6) (5) An Any organization or entity that regulates or
920 governs interscholastic extracurricular activities of public
922 (a) Shall permit home education associations or home
923 education cooperatives to join as member schools.
924 (b) Shall not discriminate against any eligible student
925 based on an educational choice of public, private, or home
927 (7) (6) Public schools are prohibited from membership in any
928 organization or entity that which regulates or governs
929 interscholastic extracurricular activities and discriminates
930 against eligible students in public, private, or home education.
931 (7) Any insurance provided by district school boards for
932 participants in extracurricular activities shall cover the
933 participating home education student. If there is an additional
934 premium for such coverage, the participating home education
935 student shall pay the premium.
936 (8)(a) The Florida High School Athletic Association
937 (FHSAA), in cooperation with each district school board, shall
938 facilitate a program in which a middle school or high school
939 student who attends a private school shall be eligible to
940 participate in an interscholastic or intrascholastic sport at a
941 public high school, a public middle school, or a 6-12 public
942 school that is zoned for the physical address at which the
943 student resides if:
944 1. The private school in which the student is enrolled is
945 not a member of the FHSAA and does not offer an interscholastic
946 or intrascholastic athletic program.
947 2. The private school student meets the guidelines for the
948 conduct of the program established by the FHSAA’s board of
949 directors and the district school board. At a minimum, such
950 guidelines shall provide:
951 a. A deadline for each sport by which the private school
952 student’s parents must register with the public school in
953 writing their intent for their child to participate at that
954 school in the sport.
955 b. Requirements for a private school student to
956 participate, including, but not limited to, meeting the same
957 standards of eligibility, acceptance, behavior, educational
958 progress, and performance which apply to other students
959 participating in interscholastic or intrascholastic sports at a
960 public school or FHSAA member private school.
961 (b) The parents of a private school student participating
962 in a public school sport under this subsection are responsible
963 for transporting their child to and from the public school at
964 which the student participates. The private school the student
965 attends, the public school at which the student participates in
966 a sport, the district school board, and the FHSAA are exempt
967 from civil liability arising from any injury that occurs to the
968 student during such transportation.
969 (c) For each academic year, a private school student may
970 only participate at the public school in which the student is
971 first registered under sub-subparagraph (a)2.a. or makes himself
972 or herself a candidate for an athletic team by engaging in a
974 (d) The athletic director of each participating FHSAA
975 member public school shall maintain the student records
976 necessary for eligibility, compliance, and participation in the
978 (e) Any non-FHSAA member private school that has a student
979 who wishes to participate in this program must make all student
980 records, including, but not limited to, academic, financial,
981 disciplinary, and attendance records, available upon request of
982 the FHSAA.
983 (f) A student must apply to participate in this program
984 through the FHSAA program application process.
985 (g) Only students who are enrolled in non-FHSAA member
986 private schools consisting of 125 students or fewer are eligible
987 to participate in the program in any given academic year.
988 Section 61. Section 1006.16, Florida Statutes, is amended
989 to read:
990 1006.16 Insuring school students engaged in extracurricular
991 athletic activities against injury.—A Any district school board,
992 school athletic association, or school may formulate, conduct,
993 and purchase a plan or method of insuring, or may self-insure,
994 participants in extracurricular activities school students
995 against injury sustained by reason of such participation
996 students engaging and participating in the extracurricular
997 athletic activities conducted or sponsored by the district
998 school board, association, or school in which such students are
999 enrolled. A district school board, school athletic association,
1000 or school may add a surcharge to the fee charged for admission
1001 to athletic events as a means of producing revenue to purchase
1002 such insurance or to provide self-insurance. A Any district
1003 school board may pay for all or part of such plan or method of
1004 insurance or self-insurance from available district school board
1005 funds. Insurance provided by a district school board for
1006 participants in extracurricular activities must cover home
1007 education and unaffiliated private school students participating
1008 in extracurricular activities at a district public school
1009 pursuant to s. 1006.15 under the same terms and conditions that
1010 apply to students enrolled in a district public school.
1011 Section 62. Section 1006.19, Florida Statutes, is amended
1012 to read:
1013 1006.19 Audit of records of nonprofit corporations and
1014 associations handling interscholastic activities.—
1015 (1) Each nonprofit association or corporation that operates
1016 for the purpose of supervising and controlling interscholastic
1017 activities of public high schools and whose membership is
1018 composed of duly certified representatives of public high
1019 schools , and whose rules and regulations are established by
1020 members thereof, shall have an annual financial audit of its
1021 accounts and records conducted by an independent certified
1022 public accountant retained by it and paid from its funds. The
1023 accountant shall furnish a copy of the audit report to the
1024 Auditor General within 30 days after completion of the audit. At
1025 least every 3 years, the Auditor General shall conduct an
1026 operational audit of the accounts and records of each nonprofit
1028 (2) Any such nonprofit association or corporation shall
1029 keep adequate and complete records of all moneys received by it,
1030 including the source and amount, and all moneys spent by it,
1031 including salaries, fees, expenses, travel allowances, and all
1032 other items of expense. All records of any such organization
1033 shall be open for inspection by the Auditor General.
1034 Section 63. Subsections (17) and (18) of section 1002.20,
1035 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
1036 1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.—Parents of public
1037 school students must receive accurate and timely information
1038 regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed
1039 of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12
1040 students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory
1041 rights including, but not limited to, the following:
1042 (17) ATHLETICS; PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL.—
1043 (a) Eligibility.—Eligibility requirements for all students
1044 participating in high school athletic competition must allow a
1045 student to be eligible in the school in which he or she first
1046 enrolls each school year, the school in which the student makes
1047 himself or herself a candidate for an athletic team by engaging
1048 in practice before enrolling, or the school to which the student
1049 has transferred with approval of the district school board, in
1050 accordance with s. 1006.20 the provisions of s. 1006.20(2)(a).
1051 (b) Medical evaluation.—Students must satisfactorily pass a
1052 medical evaluation each year before participating in athletics,
1053 unless the parent objects in writing based on religious tenets
1054 or practices, in accordance with s. 1006.20 the provisions of s.
1056 (18) EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.—In accordance with the
1057 provisions of s. 1006.15:
1058 (a) Eligibility.—Students who meet specified academic and
1059 conduct requirements are eligible to participate in
1060 extracurricular activities.
1061 (b) Home education students. — Home education students who
1062 meet specified academic and conduct requirements are eligible to
1063 participate in extracurricular activities at the public school
1064 to which the student would be assigned or could choose to attend
1065 according to district school board policies, or may develop an
1066 agreement to participate at a private school.
1067 (c) Charter school students. —Charter school students who
1068 meet specified academic and conduct requirements are eligible to
1069 participate in extracurricular activities at the public school
1070 to which the student would be assigned or could choose to attend
1071 according to district school board policies, unless such
1072 activity is provided by the student’s charter school.
1073 (d) Florida Virtual School full-time students. —Florida
1074 Virtual School full-time students who meet specified academic
1075 and conduct requirements are eligible to participate in
1076 extracurricular activities at the public school to which the
1077 student would be assigned or could choose to attend according to
1078 district school board policies.
1079 (b) (e) Discrimination prohibited.—Organizations that
1080 regulate or govern extracurricular activities of public schools
1081 shall not discriminate against any eligible student based on an
1082 educational choice of public, private, or home education.
1083 Section 64. Subsection (11) of section 1002.33, Florida
1084 Statutes, is amended to read:
1085 1002.33 Charter schools.—
1086 (11) PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC EXTRACURRICULAR
1087 ACTIVITIES.—A charter school student is eligible to participate
1088 in an interscholastic extracurricular activity at another the
1089 public school to which the student would be otherwise assigned
1090 to attend pursuant to s. 1006.15 s. 1006.15(3)(d).
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1093 And the title is amended as follows:
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1095 and insert:
1096 and Information; amending s. 1006.20, F.S.; providing
1097 for review of the Florida High School Athletic
1098 Association (FHSAA) performance of duties; providing
1099 requirements regarding fees and admission prices;
1100 revising member in the FHSAA; revising provisions
1101 regarding student eligibility and transfer; providing
1102 procedures for resolving student eligibility disputes;
1103 revising the governing structure of the FHSAA;
1104 deleting provisions relating to the FHSAA’s board of
1105 directors, representative assembly, public liaison
1106 advisory committee, and appeals committees; deleting
1107 requirements with respect to amendments to the FHSAA’s
1108 bylaws; amending s. 1006.15, F.S.; establishing
1109 guiding principles for extracurricular activities;
1110 defining terms; revising academic eligibility
1111 requirements; specifying grounds for student
1112 ineligibility for participation in interscholastic
1113 extracurricular activities; specifying conditions
1114 under which students who are enrolled in public
1115 schools, certain private schools, or home education
1116 programs may participate in the extracurricular
1117 activities of a public school; deleting obsolete
1118 provisions; amending s. 1006.16, F.S.; revising
1119 insurance requirements to include students who
1120 participate in nonathletic extracurricular activities;
1121 requiring that insurance coverage provided by district
1122 school boards for participants in extracurricular
1123 activities include certain students; amending s.
1124 1006.19, F.S.; providing a period within which an
1125 audit of a nonprofit association’s records must be
1126 provided to the Auditor General; requiring the Auditor
1127 General to conduct operational audits of the nonprofit
1128 association’s accounts and records; amending s.
1129 1002.20, F.S.; conforming cross-references; revising
1130 provisions related to participation in extracurricular
1131 activities; amending ss. 1002.33, F.S.; conforming
1132 cross-references; providing an effective date.