The purpose of this new rule is to ensure that policies and procedures are in place that determine sponsorship of athletic activities that are similar to scholarship sports offered at state universities and Florida College System (FCS) institutions. ...  

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    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
    State Board of Education

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:
    6A-14.0581Sponsorship of Athletic Activities
    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this new rule is to ensure that policies and procedures are in place that determine sponsorship of athletic activities that are similar to scholarship sports offered at state universities and Florida College System (FCS) institutions. The effect is a rule that will require FCS institutions to communicate with school districts, provide lists of scholarship athletic activities, and determine the similarity of those activities.
    SUMMARY: Sections 1006.17 and 1006.70, Florida Statutes, requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules that administer policies and procedures that determine sponsorship of athletic activities that are similar to scholarship sports offered at state universities and Florida College System institutions.
    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:
    The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has been prepared by the agency.
    The Agency has determined that this proposed rule will not affect small businesses, counties or cities. The SERC provides that there is expected to be no transactional or licensing, costs and there will be minimal, if any, operational or monitoring costs. The requirements of the proposed rule merely involve the Florida College System institutions and the district school boards providing minimal amounts of information and, when relevant, coordinating to make a determination on the similarity of offered athletic activities. School districts and Florida College System institutions could incur additional costs if they choose to add athletic programs based upon Sections 1006.17 and 1006.70 F.S., but not as a necessary consequence of the proposed rule. The rule is not expected to require legislative ratification.
    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 1006.17, 1006.70 FS.
    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 1006.17, 1006.70 FS.
    A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
    DATE AND TIME: March 19, 2013, 8:00 a.m.
    PLACE: Tallahassee, Florida (The physical location will be posted on the Department’s website no later than 14 days prior to the meeting at http://www.fldoe.org).
    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Shanna Autry, Coordinator of Academic Program Support, Division of Florida Colleges, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida, (850)245-9472, Shanna.Autry@fldoe.org

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

    6A-14.0581 Sponsorship of Athletic Activities.

    Annually, Florida College System institutions shall provide a list of athletic activities or sports for which an athletic scholarship is offered to district school boards within their service area pursuant to Section 1000.21(3), F.S. If a district school board sponsors an athletic activity or sport that is similar to a sport for which a Florida College System institution offers an athletic scholarship, the Florida College System institution and district school board within the Florida College System institution’s service area shall determine which athletic activities are similar.

    Rulemaking Authority 1006.17, 1006.70 FS. Law Implemented 1006.17, 1006.70 FS. History–New________.


    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Randy Hanna, Chancellor, Division of Florida Colleges
    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Tony Bennett, Commissioner, Department of Education
    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: February 6, 2013
    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: December 18, 2012

     

Document Information

Comments Open:
2/7/2013
Summary:
Sections 1006.17 and 1006.70, Florida Statutes, requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules that administer policies and procedures that determine sponsorship of athletic activities that are similar to scholarship sports offered at state universities and Florida College System institutions.
Purpose:
The purpose of this new rule is to ensure that policies and procedures are in place that determine sponsorship of athletic activities that are similar to scholarship sports offered at state universities and Florida College System (FCS) institutions. The effect is a rule that will require FCS institutions to communicate with school districts, provide lists of scholarship athletic activities, and determine the similarity of those activities.
Rulemaking Authority:
1006.17, 1006.70 Florida Statutes.
Law:
1006.17, 1006.70 Florida Statutes.
Contact:
Shanna Autry, Coordinator of Academic Program Support, Division of Florida Colleges, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida, (850) 245-9472, Shanna.Autry@fldoe.org.
Related Rules: (1)
6A-14.0581.