House Bill 63: Creates Avenue for Public School Sports Participation for Homeschoolers

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Last Updated: February 20, 2014
House Bill 63: Creates Avenue for Public School Sports Participation for Homeschoolers
Sponsors:
Delegate Robert Bell (R-58), Delegate David Ramadan (R-87)
Summary:

This bill prevents public schools from joining statewide athletic associations that do not allow students to participate who (i) are receiving home instruction; (ii) have demonstrated at least two years of academic progress; (iii) are compliant with immunization requirements;(iv) entitled to free tuition; (v) are under 19 years of age (by August 1 of school year); (vi) not receiving compensation to play; (vii) abides by the team rules; (viii) complies with rules governing awards, enrollment, consents, physical examinations. It is also worth noting that this bill allows student-athletes to be charged participation fees.

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

12/05/13 Prefiled
12/05/13 Referred to House Committee on Education
01/10/14 Assigned to Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
01/22/14 Sent from Subcommittee with Amendments
01/27/14 Reported from the Education Committee with Amendments. (13 yes, 8 no)
01/28/14 First reading in the House.
01/29/14 Second reading in the House.
01/29/14 Committee amendment Agreed to.
01/29/14 Engrossed in the House
01/30/14 Third reading
01/30/14 Passed the House (60 yes, 39 no)
01/31/14 Referred to the Senate Committee on Education and Health.
02/20/14 Passed by indefinitely in the Health and Education Committee (dead) 9 Yes, 6 No

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Bill History

A copy of the 1/22 amendment.