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Education

Funding plan okayed for USF student center

By Times Staff Writer
Published May 4, 2005


TALLAHASSEE - The Legislature on Tuesday gave students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg authority to raise fees to pay for a new student center.

The proposal will allow a campus committee to impose a one-time fee to borrow money for the center. Half of the committee must be students selected by the student government president.

The Florida House approved the bill 113-2 and sent it to Gov. Jeb Bush.

Student government president Tom Piccolo made several trips to Tallahassee to lobby for the proposal, which was sponsored by Sen. Jim Sebesta, R-St. Petersburg, and Rep. Everett Rice, R-Treasure Island.

Piccolo said a student center is sorely needed at the growing campus, where dormitories are scheduled to open in summer 2006. The cost of the center and the increase in fees are still being determined.

[Last modified May 4, 2005, 00:56:08]


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