House File 2139 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2139 BY STONE A BILL FOR An Act concerning the eligibility of students who open enroll 1 to participate in varsity interscholastic athletic contests. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 6052YH (1) 89 dg/jh
H.F. 2139 Section 1. Section 282.18, subsection 11, paragraph a, 1 unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2022, is amended to read as 2 follows: 3 A pupil who participates in open enrollment for purposes of 4 attending a grade in grades nine through twelve in a school 5 district other than the district of residence is ineligible to 6 participate in varsity interscholastic athletic contests and 7 athletic competitions during the pupil’s first ninety school 8 calendar days of enrollment in the district. However, a pupil 9 may participate immediately in a varsity interscholastic sport 10 under any of the following circumstances: 11 EXPLANATION 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 13 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 14 This bill changes the period of time a student must wait to 15 participate in varsity interscholastic athletic contests and 16 competitions from 90 school days to 90 calendar days after the 17 student open enrolls in a new school district. 18 -1- LSB 6052YH (1) 89 dg/jh 1/ 1