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Crist gets SB 6; he has 7 days to act

Senate Bill 6 was hand-delivered to Gov. Charlie Crist's office this morning by Philip Twogood, the secretary of the Senate, according to House spokesman Jill Chamberlin.

That means the clock has started on the seven days he has to act on bills sent to him during session.

The controversial education bill that would link teacher pay to student performance passed the House 64-55 early Friday after a marathon session that ended at 2:27 a.m.

Crist said he watched the debate until about 1 a.m., adding, "I'm forming an opinion."

Appearing in Lithia, near Tampa, for the dedication of Mosaic headquarters, Crist said he hasn't decided yet if he's going to veto the bill.

"We want to make sure it does what's right for our state," he said.

-- Kim Wilmath,  Times staff writer

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