Senate Study Bill 3162 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SINCLAIR) A BILL FOR An Act relating to periods of academic ineligibility for 1 participation in extracurricular activities. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 6170XC (1) 87 kh/jh
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 280.13, Code 2018, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 280.13 Requirements for interscholastic athletic contests and 3 competitions. 4 1. A public school shall not participate in or allow 5 students representing a public school to participate in any 6 extracurricular interscholastic athletic contest or competition 7 which is sponsored or administered by an organization as 8 defined in this section , unless the organization is registered 9 with the department of education, files financial statements 10 with the department in the form and at the intervals prescribed 11 by the director of the department of education, and is in 12 compliance with rules which the state board of education adopts 13 for the proper administration, supervision, operation, adoption 14 of eligibility requirements, and scheduling of extracurricular 15 interscholastic athletic contests and competitions and the 16 organizations. For the purposes of this section “organization” 17 means a corporation, association, or organization which has as 18 one of its primary purposes the sponsoring or administration 19 of extracurricular interscholastic athletic contests or 20 competitions, but does not include an agency of this state, 21 a public or private school or school board, or an athletic 22 conference or other association whose interscholastic contests 23 or competitions do not include more than twenty-four schools. 24 2. If a student participates in multiple extracurricular 25 interscholastic contests or competitions and is deemed to be 26 academically ineligible to participate in extracurricular 27 interscholastic contests or competitions for a period of time 28 by the public school in which the student is enrolled and by 29 one or more organizations or associations, the public school 30 and any organization or association that imposes on the student 31 a period of ineligibility shall make every reasonable effort to 32 collaborate to ensure that, when possible, the periods of the 33 student’s academic ineligibility run concurrently. 34 EXPLANATION 35 -1- LSB 6170XC (1) 87 kh/jh 1/ 2
S.F. _____ The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 1 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 2 This bill directs public schools and extracurricular 3 interscholastic organizations and associations to make every 4 reasonable effort to collaborate to ensure that, when a student 5 is deemed academically ineligible for purposes of participation 6 in extracurricular interscholastic contests or competitions, 7 the periods of the student’s academic ineligibility run 8 concurrently. 9 -2- LSB 6170XC (1) 87 kh/jh 2/ 2