Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
12/28/2019        

Students who receive 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) receives 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 provides that no local school board is required to establish a policy to permit students who receive home instruction to participate in interscholastic programs. The bill permits reasonable fees to be charged to students who receive home instruction to cover the costs of participation in such interscholastic programs, including the costs of additional insurance, uniforms, and equipment. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2025.

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12/28/2019 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101749D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20101749D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 226
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled December 28, 2019
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 22.1 a section numbered 22.1-7.3, relating to participation in public school interscholastic programs by students who receive home instruction.
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    Patrons-- Freitas, Bell, Byron, Cole, M.L. and LaRock
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    Referred to Committee on Education
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 22.1 a section numbered 22.1-7.3 as follows:

    22.1-7.3. Organizations governing public school interscholastic programs; participation by students who receive home instruction.

    A. No public school shall become a member of any organization or entity whose purpose is to regulate or govern interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) receives home instruction pursuant to � 22.1-254.1; (ii) has demonstrated evidence of progress in compliance with subsection C of � 22.1-254.1 for at least two consecutive academic years immediately preceding the academic year during which the student seeks to participate; (iii) is in compliance with the immunization requirements set forth in � 22.1-271.4; (iv) is entitled to free tuition in a public school pursuant to � 22.1-3; (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. Eligibility of a student who receives home instruction shall be limited to participation in interscholastic programs at the school serving the attendance zone in which the student lives and shall be subject to all policies governing such participation that the local school board may establish. Nothing in this section shall require a local school board to establish a policy permitting participation in interscholastic programs at its schools by students who reside in the school division and receive home instruction.

    B. Reasonable fees may be charged to students who receive home instruction to cover the costs of participation in such interscholastic programs, including the costs of additional insurance, uniforms, and equipment.

    2. That the provisions of this act shall expire on July 1, 2025.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Nicholas J. (Nick) Freitas R-Richmond Sponsor
    David A. LaRock R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Mark L. Cole R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Kathy J. Byron R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Robert B. Bell R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/29/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 3-N)
    01/22/2020 House House: Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
    12/28/2019 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101749D
    12/28/2019 House House: Referred to Committee on Education
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    Prohibits public schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) receives 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 compensat
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