Public school interscholastic programs; participation of students receiving home instruction. (SB812)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)

Progress

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

Description

Students receiving home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs. Prohibits public schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) is receiving home instruction; (ii) has demonstrated evidence of progress for two consecutive academic years; (iii) is in compliance with immunization requirements; (iv) is entitled to free tuition in a public school; (v) has not reached the age of 19 by August 1 of the current academic year; (vi) is an amateur who receives no compensation but participates solely for the educational, physical, mental, and social benefits of the activity; (vii) complies with all disciplinary rules and is subject to all codes of conduct applicable to all public high school athletes; and (viii) complies with all other rules governing awards, all-star games, maximum consecutive semesters of high school enrollment, parental consents, physical examinations, and transfers applicable to all high school athletes. The bill allows such students to be charged reasonable fees for participation. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/20/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103150D
12/20/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB812)
01/31/2013Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)