Students, nonpublic school; participation in public school interscholastic programs. (HB70)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Nonpublic school students; participation in interscholastic sports. Directs a nonprofit corporation founded in Virginia in 1913 to organize and govern interscholastic activities among the public high schools to provide an exception to its rules allowing eligibility for participation in interscholastic sports by a student who is receiving home instruction and who is eligible for free tuition in a public school in Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/08/2010: Merged into HB926

History

DateAction
12/29/2009Committee
12/29/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100254D
12/29/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2010Assigned Education sub: #2 Students and Daycare
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB70)
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1001-Nutter)
02/08/2010Incorporated by Education (HB926-Bell, Robert B.)

Comments

Waldo Jaquith writes:

The weird language in this bill ("a nonprofit corporation founded in Virginia in 1913 to organize and govern interscholastic activities among the public high schools") is because the legislature can't pass laws that affect a single business or organization—they have to affect a whole class or organizations. The solution is this sort of language.

What I don't understand is why the legislature is regulating the Virginia High School League. There was a bill a couple of years ago also regulating the VHSL, something about prohibiting them from using aluminum bats. Doesn't this organization have their own board of directors that can set up their own rules?