House Bill 2322 and Senate Bill 1214: Allows Private and Parochial Schools to Participate in University Interscholastic League Activities

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House Bill 2322 and Senate Bill 1214: Allows Private and Parochial Schools to Participate in University Interscholastic League Activities
House Senate
Sponsors:
Representatives Garza, Pena, Weber, Turner and Riddle
Sponsors:
Senator Dan Patrick
Summary:

House Bill 2322 allows private and parochial schools to participate in activities sponsored by the University Interscholastic League.

Specifically, the statute requires that the University Interscholastic League (UIL) provide private and parochial schools with equal opportunity to become members of the league for the purpose of providing their students with access to league activities. Requirements for gaining access include applying to the league on a signed form prescribed by the league, certifying eligibility and providing proof of accreditation.

Although homeschools are considered private schools in Texas, as Senate Bill 1214 is currently written with the accredidation requirement, it seems unlikely that individual homeschool students would gain access to these activities. However, Senate Bill 1214 is the first step towards gaining equal access to UIL activities for homeschool students in Texas.

Summary:

Senate Bill 1214 allows private and parochial schools to participate in activities sponsored by the University Interscholastic League.

Specifically, the statute requires that the University Interscholastic League (UIL) provide private and parochial schools with equal opportunity to become members of the league for the purpose of providing their students with access to league activities. Requirements for gaining access include applying to the league on a signed form prescribed by the league, certifying eligibility and providing proof of accreditation.

Although homeschools are considered private schools in Texas, as Senate Bill 1214 is currently written with the accredidation requirement, it seems unlikely that individual homeschool students would gain access to these activities. However, Senate Bill 1214 is the first step towards gaining equal access to UIL activities for homeschool students in Texas.

Status:

03/04/2011     (House)     Filed
03/10/2011     (House)     Read first time and referred to Public Education
04/26/2011     (House)     Scheduled for public hearing
04/26/2011     (House)     Considered in public hearing, testimony taken, left pending in Committee
05/05/2011     (House)     Considered in formal meeting; Reported favorably without amendment
05/09/2011     (House)     Committee report filed with Committee Coordinator; Committee report distributed; Committee report sent to Calendars
05/30/2011     (House)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

Status:

03/07/2011     (Senate)     Filed
03/16/2011     (Senate)     Read first time; Referred to Education Committee
03/29/2011     (Senate)     Considered in public hearing; Testimony taken in committee
04/04/2011     (Senate)     Reported favorably as substituted; Committee report printed and distributed
04/06/2011     (Senate)     Placed on intent calendar
04/11/2011     (Senate)     Not again placed on Intent Calendar
05/06/2011     (Senate)     Placed on Intent Calendar
05/06/2011     (Senate)     Read second time; Amended; Read third time
05/06/2011     (Senate)     Passed Senate; Vote: Yeas 21, Nays 8
05/06/2011     (House)     Received from Senate
05/09/2011     (House)     Read first time; Referred to House Committee on Public Education
05/19/2011     (House)     Scheduled for public hearing
05/19/2011     (House)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA's Position:
Action Requested:
None at this time
Action Requested:
None at this time

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