SB 496 Allows the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, at the discretion of the State Board of Education, to have authority over extracurricular competitive activities
Sponsor: Cunningham
LR Number: 2149S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 3/2/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S442
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 496 – This act allows the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, at the discretion of the State Board of Education, to provide oversight and administration for all public schools that choose to participate in extracurricular competitive activities, beginning in the 2010-2011 school year. Private schools may choose to have the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provide oversight and administration as well. The Department may charge a fee and participate in a licensing arrangement to generate revenue for the cost of administration.

No public school can participate in an association that regulates extracurricular competitive activities unless the association submits its proposed rules and regulations to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1232 (2007).

MICHAEL RUFF