The Florida Senate recently passed a bill mandating coach background checks.
Youth sports coaches would have to undergo background checks under a bill unanimously passed by the Florida Senate.
The chamber Friday sent the legislation (SB 150) to the House where a similar measure is awaiting a floor vote.
It would require sanctioning authorities to screen coaches through sexual offender and predator Web sites maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Justice Department.
As an alternative, they could use a commercial consumer reporting agency that does background screenings using those Web sites.
Anyone listed on the registries would be barred from coaching. The bill includes an appeal process.