Senate File 437 - Introduced SENATE FILE 437 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO SF 287) A BILL FOR An Act relating to academic eligibility standards for public 1 school students participating in school-approved activities. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2104SV (2) 88 je/jh
S.F. 437 Section 1. Section 280.13, Code 2019, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 280.13 Requirements for interscholastic athletic contests and 3 competitions. 4 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. Such rules shall not impose multiple periods of 17 ineligibility on a student for all school-approved activities 18 for a single violation of the rules. For the purposes of 19 this section , “organization” means a corporation, association, 20 or organization which has as one of its primary purposes the 21 sponsoring or administration of extracurricular interscholastic 22 athletic contests or competitions, but does not include an 23 agency of this state, a public or private school or school 24 board, or an athletic conference or other association whose 25 interscholastic contests or competitions do not include more 26 than twenty-four schools. 27 EXPLANATION 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 29 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 30 This bill provides that rules adopted by the state board 31 of education for the proper administration, supervision, 32 operation, adoption of eligibility requirements, and scheduling 33 of extracurricular interscholastic athletic contests and 34 competitions and sponsoring organizations shall not impose 35 -1- LSB 2104SV (2) 88 je/jh 1/ 2
S.F. 437 multiple periods of ineligibility on a student for all 1 school-approved activities for a single violation of the rules. 2 -2- LSB 2104SV (2) 88 je/jh 2/ 2