|IL||Adopted 04/2014||P-12||High School Sports|
Urges the house committee on elementary and secondary education to hold subject matter hearings on the administration and funding of high school sports, the safety of high school athletes, the systems and protocols of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA...
|MS||To governor 04/2014||P-12||Allow School Bus Use for Agriculture Related Events|
Adds events of Future Farmers of America or 4-H Clubs to the types of events for which local school boards may permit the use of school buses. Authorizes school boards to allow the use of vehicles other than school buses when the transportation is for trips to...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Special Dispensation to Drive|
Allows a minor with a special license to drive directly back and forth(with allowance for a gas stop) to school in order to participate in extracurricular activities.
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12|
|Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training and Student Athletes|
Requires the department of education to disseminate guidelines, information sheets, and forms to school corporations (districts), charter schools, public schools, and accredited nonpublic schools to inform and educate coaches, student athletes, and parents and...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Student Athlete Concussions and Football Coach Safety Course|
Mandates that high school student athletes who have been removed from play because of a suspected concussion may not return to play for at least 24 hours after the incident. Requires football coaches who are coaching players under 20 years old to complete a co...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Suspension Requirements Extracurricular Activities|
Specifies that a one-year suspension for possession, use or distribution of controlled substances may be reduced to 30 days if the student participates in an assessment with a certified or licensed additiction counselor. If the suspension is reduced, the stude...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Concussions and Academic Performance|
H.B. 410/S.B. 172
Requires each non-interscholastic youth sports program utilizing public school property to (i) establish policies and procedures regarding the identification and handling of suspected concussions in student-athletes, consistent with either the local school div...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Native American Agreement for Mascots|
Allows a district school board to enter into an approved wirtten agreement with the governing body of a federally recognized Native American tribe in Oregon to allow the use of a mascot that represents, is associated with, or is significant to the Native Ameri...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Student-Athlete Discipline|
Requires the board of visitors or other governing board of each public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to establish policies for the discipline of students who participate in varsity intercollegiate athletics. Requires such policies to incl...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||School Districts|
Section 8. Clarifies that the withdrawal of a school district's accreditation by the Commission on School Accreditation in a school district with an "A" or "B" accountability rating, for any reason other than failure to meet student academic standards or for f...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||After-school Hunter Safety|
Permits local school boards to provide after-school hunter safety education programs for students grades 7 through 12. Requires local school boards that provide such programs to display information on the programs in each school and distribute information to t...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Concussions.|
Requires the Board of Education to amend its guidelines for school division policies and procedures on concussions in student-athletes to include a "Return to Learn Protocol" with requirements that school personnel (i) be alert to cognitive and academic issues...
|MS||Signed into law 01/2014||P-12||Youth Concussion Law|
Requires local boards of education, the administration of nonpublic schools, and governing bodies of charter schools to adopt and implement a concussion management and return to play policy, and specifies what the policy must include. Requires the State Depart...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2013||P-12||Procedures for Objecting to Race-based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots, and Team Names|
2013 Wisconsin Act 115 retains a procedure whereby a school district resident may object to the use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name by a school board. The Act modifies the prior law framework for objecting to race-based nicknames, logos, m...
|OR||Vetoed 10/2013||P-12||Native American Agreements for Mascots|
Permits district school board to enter into written agreement with federally recognized Native American tribe in Oregon that is located closest to school district with respect to name, symbol or image of mascot associated with a Native American tribe, expected...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2013||P-12||Concussions Provisions for Charter and Private School Students|
Extends to students in charter schools and private schools provisions relating to student athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0551-0600/ab_588_bill_20130930_chaptered.pdf ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Catastrophic Accident Insurance Coverage for Students in Interscholastic Athletics|
Requires a district maintaining grades 9-12 to provide catastrophic accident insurance coverage for students who sustain an injury while participating in school-sponsored interscholastic athletic events sanctioned by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA)...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities|
From legislative counsel's digest: Requires that a student be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his/her gender identity, irrespective of the ...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Health of Student Athletes|
Codifies existing State Board of Education regulations that require that prior to the participation of any student enrolled in grades six to 12 on a school-sponsored interscholastic or intramural athletic team or squad, the student must have a physical examina...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Cocurricular and Extracurricular Activities, Including Interscholastic Athletics|
Clarifies that the superintendent of another public school system besides a city or parish must review all cocurricular and extracurricular activities with secondary school principals. Extends such review to include interscholastic athletics. Provides certain ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||University Interscholastic League and Sports Officials|
Permits the University Interscholastic League to require a sports official, as a condition of eligibility to officiate a league-sponsored contest, to be registered with the league, have completed education requirements regarding league rules, be a member in go...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Concussions|
Requires the state department of education to develop, distribute model policies concerning nature, risk of concussions sustained by student athletes. Directs each school district to develop its own policy, to require review of policy by student athletes and t...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Concussions|
S. 4, Sections 1-4
Defines "Collision sport" as football, hockey, lacrosse, or wrestling and "Contact sport" as a sport, other than football, hockey, lacrosse, or wrestling, defined as a contact sport by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Defines "Health care provider" as an at...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Hiring Standards for Athletic Directors|
Creates hiring standards for school and school district athletic directors and requires that all directors hired on or after October 1, 2013 meet the new standards. Establishes duties for all school and school district athletic directors.Requires directors to ...
|LA||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Competitive Sport of Tournament Bass Fishing|
Requests that the Louisiana High School Athletic Association establish and sanction the competitive sport of tournament bass fishing. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=849427&n=SCR22%20Enrolled ...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Preventing Head Injury and Concussion|
Amends the definitions of "student athlete" and "student sports" for purposes of management of head injury and concussion.
|HI||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Home-Schooled Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities|
Requests the board of education to research state models and best practices on home-schooled student participation in public school extracurricular activities and sports and explore implementation of such a program. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bi...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Concussion Protection|
SB 112 requires each school district in the state offering organized youth athletic activities to adopt policies and procedures to inform athletic trainers, coaches, officials, youth athletes, and parents or guardians of the nature and risk of brain injuries, ...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Concussions|
Establishes protocols, protections to limit and treat injury to youth athletes and students. Defines rules for concussion identification, treatment. forth certain minimum provisions of rules.
|CO||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Extracurricular Participation Across School Districts|
Existing provisions permit a student to participate in activities only at the student's school of attendance or through the student's nonpublic home-based educational program, unless the school of attendance or nonpublic home-based educational program does not...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Home School Students Participation In Activities|
Prohibits a district, school, or interscholastic organization or association from requiring a homeschooled student who is participating in an extracurricular activity at a school selected by the district to enroll in a course or complete course credits as a co...
|HI||Passed 04/2013||P-12||Boxing Pilot Program|
Requests that the department of education meet with interested parties to examine the feasibility of establishing a boxing pilot program in at least one public high school. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HCR30_HD1_.pdf ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Entities that Provide Recreational or Educational Programming for School-Aged Children.|
Requires that any entity that provides recreational or educational programming for school-aged children utilizes a drop-in model for programming, where children are able to attend during any or all program hours without a formal reservation. Allows for the ent...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Extracurricular Activities|
Allows home-schooled students to participate in interscholastic activities.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Student Athletics|
Allows home school students to participate in extracurricular athletics if the student meets the academic and conduct standards required of other participants. Prohibits, subject to certain conditions, charging home school students participation fees.
|DC||Adopted 04/2013||P-12||Generating Revenures for Athletic Programs & Activities|
Authorizes, on an emergency basis, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to solicit sponsorships from individuals or organizations to generate revenue for state athletic programs and activities in exchange for advertisements in agency publication...
|HI||Passed 04/2013||P-12||Boxing in Public High Schools|
Requests the department of education to meet with interested parties to examine the feasibility of establishing a boxing pilot program in at least one public high school. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HR14_HD1_.pdf ...
|HI||Passed 04/2013||P-12||Pilot High School Boxing Program|
Requests that the department of education meet with interested parties to examine the feasibility of establishing a boxing pilot program in at least one public high school. Requests that the department of education report back to the legislature no later than ...
|HI||Passed 04/2013||P-12||Home-Schooled Student Participation in Public School Activities and Sports|
Requests that the board of education research state models and best practices on home schooled student participation in public school extracurricular activities and sports and explore implementation of such a program in Hawaii. Resolves that the board of educa...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Amends Concussion Management Program|
Amends concussion management program requirements. Explicitly states that the duty to remove a student under the conditions set forth in this subsection extends to:
(1) Each official; (2) The coach of a student; and (3) Any other individual designated by the s...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Concussion Training|
Requires school to adopt guidelines, other pertinent information as approved by the Department of Health to inform and educate coaches, school administrators, youth athletes and their parents or guardians of the nature, risk and symptoms of concussion and head...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Athletics for Military Families|
Prohibits public elementary or secondary schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student (i) who moved out of the school's attendance area because his parent is a full-time, active...
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Student Athletes|
Requires any school participating in sports programs sanctioned by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to annually give every student who participates in athletic programs the National Collegiate Athletic Association's freshman eligibilit...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Postsec.||Student Athlete Bill of Rights|
From bill summary: Enacts the Student Athlete Bill of Rights, pursuant to which, commencing with the 2013–14 academic year, intercollegiate athletic programs at 4-year institutions of higher education in the state that receive, as an average, $10,000,000 or mo...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2012||Postsec.||Establishes the Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Coordinating Council|
Establishes the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council, consisting of 15 members. Outlines members, terms, meeting frequency, and 4 evaluation. Requires the council to consult with and solicit input from various persons and groups, review exis...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Training on Signs and Symptoms of Concussions|
Amends provisions regarding the California High School Coaching Education and Training Program; provides that "training" include a basic understanding of the signs and symptoms of concussions and the appropriate response to concussions. Permits concussion trai...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Concussions|
Directs the department of education and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association to develop a concussion educational program that includes (1) educating specified stakeholders, including students, parents, and coaches, about the signs and symptoms of a conc...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Concussion Management|
Requires school districts to develop policies for the management of concussion and head injury in student sports and limits a school district's liability for injuries occurring on school district property.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Soccer Camps and Soccer Showcase Opportunities|
Permits otherwise eligible student athletes to participate in any soccer camp or any other soccer showcase opportunity, including training applicable thereto, provided that such participation complies with applicable law, policies, guidelines, rules, and regul...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Eligibility of Students from Military Families to Participate in Interscholastic Athletic Activities|
Prohibits an otherwise eligible student from being determined ineligible for participation in an extracurricular interscholastic athletic activity at the student's school if the student's transfer was necessitated by military orders issued to the student's par...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Interscholastic Activity Availability to Students|
Permits home school students, or students attending a Governor's school or charter school to participate in interscholastic activities in the school districts in which the student resides, pursuant of certain conditions. Prohibits a school district from contra...
|PA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12|
|Standards for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death in Student Athletes|
Requires the Department of Health and the Department of Education to post on their websites guidelines and materials to inform and education student athletes, their coaches and others concerning the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. A participating stude...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12|
|Sports Official Workers' Compensation and Civil Liability|
Defines "sports official" and qualifies sports officials as independent contractors. Exempts sports officials at an interscholastic or intercollegiate sports event from workers' compensation coverage. Provides that sports officials are not subject to liability...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Model Policy Regarding Management of Head Injuries in School Activities and Athletics|
The bill directs the Commissioner of Education to propose a model policy for public schools and private schools enrolling more than 60% of their students at public expense in this State on the management of concussive and other head injuries in school activiti...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Concussions|
Requires each local board of education to develop guidelines and other pertinent information regarding medical evaluation of concussions or head injuries. Prohibits a youth athlete who has been removed from a practice or an athletic game because of a concussio...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Extracurricular Activities -- Parental Notification|
Requires schools to notify parents, by way of student handbooks or policy guidebooks, of school-associated extracurricular activities. Gives parents the opportunity to prohibit their child from participating.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||Athlete Agents|
Modifies the Uniform Athlete Agents Act. Requires that eligible references not include someone with whom the applicant resides; lowers the required surety bond from $250,000 to $50,000.
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||High School Athletics|
Authorizes high schools, including charter schools, virtual schools, and home education cooperatives, to become members of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Prohibits FHSAA from denying or discouraging interscholastic competition between FH...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Concussions and Head Injuries|
Requires independent sanctioning authorities for youth athletic teams and the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to (1) adopt guidelines to educate coaches, youth athletes and their parents, and other stakeholders on the nature and risk of concus...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Student Concussions and Medical Exams|
Requires coaches to complete training on recognizing and treating concussions and head injuries. Requires the state board or its agency to develop guidelines or materials to inform student athletes and their parents of the nature and risk of concussions and he...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Task Force to Study Interscholastic Athletics at the Middle School Level|
Directs the Legislative Research Commission to establish a task force to study interscholastic athletics at the middle school level, and assess possible options for the creation of "best practice" guidelines. Identifies specific areas of investigation. Require...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Athlete Heat Acclimatization Guidelines|
Requires the State Department of Education, in collaboration with specified organizations and health care providers, to develop a model policy for preseason-practice heat acclimatization guidelines for student athletes. Requires local boards of education to ad...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Use of Law enforcement or Juvenile Court Records for Discipline|
Prohibits use of law enforcement or juvenile court records to expel or suspend a pupil or as the sole basis for taking any other disciplinary action. Allows, however, law enforcement officers' records obtained under s. 938.396 (1) (c) 3. to be the sole basis f...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||First Aid & Concussions|
Urges coaches of youth sports teams to take classes in first aid relative to the prevention, recognition, and treatment of concussions.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Creating a Process to Ensure all Schools can Participate in State Functions Such as Playoffs|
Directs the state department of education to define and implement a process outlining secondary school accreditation requirements for the purpose of participation in
extra-curricular activities so as to remove current regulatory barriers to schools' ability to...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Penalties|
Authorizes the Washington interscholastic activities association or other voluntary nonprofit entity to impose penalties for rules violations upon coaches, school district administrators, school administrators, and students.http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/bil...
|NM||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||Home School Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities|
Redefines the home school student activities program unit for funding purposes. Expands the definition from athletic activities to co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2012||P-12||Cheerleaders Head Injury Safety|
Requires DOE to include cheerleaders in the student-athlete head injury safety program.
|ND||Signed into law 11/2011||Postsec.||Team Logo and Nickname|
Allows the University of North Dakota to complete the directive of the State Board of Higher Education and to meet the terms of the 2007 settlement agreement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association by transitioning away from the current nickname and ...
|PA||Signed into law 11/2011||P-12||Safety in Youth Sports Act|
Establishes standards for managing concussions and traumatic brain injuries to student athletes. Requires the Departments of Education and Health to develop and post on their websites guidelines and relevant materials to inform mand educate students concernin...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||California Interscholastic Federation|
From bill summary: Extends provisions governing the operation of the California Interscholastic Federation to January 2017 (these were due to expire in January 2012), and requires the California Interscholastic Federation to report to the legislature and the g...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Management of Concussions|
Requires the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) to adopt regulations regarding the appropriate recognition and management of student athletes exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with a concussion during practices, scrimmages and intersch...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Directs each school board to adopt a policy on student athlete concussions and head injuries that is in compliance with the protocols, policies and bylaws of the Illinois High School Association. Requires that information on the local concussion and head injur...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Concussions|
H.B. 5440 and S.B. 0291 A
Adds an annual refresher course to the initial course requirement for coaches and volunteers, and encourages districts to have
school nurses complete a training course in concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Encourages districts to get student neuropsych...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||Postsec.||Full Disclosure to Student Athletes|
Provides that, beginning January 1, 2012, any institution with an intercollegiate athletic program that recruits student athletes by soliciting them to apply to, enroll in, or attend the institution for the purpose of participating in intercollegiate athletics...
|ME||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Private School Students May Participate in Public School Extracurricular Activities|
Provides that a student enrolled in an equivalent instruction program in a private school that enrolls fewer than 30 students is eligible to participate in public school cocurricular, extracurricular and interscholastic activities. http://www.mainelegislature....
|MO||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Establishes the High School Sports Brain Injury Prevention Act which requires school boards to work with the Missouri State High School Activities Association to develop guidelines regarding concussions and head injuries.
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Participation in Athletics|
H.B. 153 - Participation in Athletics
Provides a student may not be denied the opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletics solely because the student's parents do not reside in this state, if the student resides in this state with the student's grandparent, uncle, aunt or sibling who h...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Prohibition of Denying Benefits to a Religious Student Group|
H.B. 153 - Prohibition of Denying Benefits to a Religious Student Group
Prohibits a state institution of higher education from taking any action or enforcing any policy that would deny a religious student group any benefit available to any other student group based on the religious
student group's requirement that its leaders or m...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Concussions by Student Athletes|
Relates to concussions and head injuries suffered by student athletes, education requirements, removal of athletes from competition upon sustaining a concussion. Addresses requirements which must be satisfied for a youth athlete to return to play after sustain...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Use of Academic Excellence Units to Fund Athletic Trainers|
Allows the use of academic excellence units for funding for licensed athletic trainers in schools that are members of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association. States that the use of the units for this purpose is discretionary.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Comprehensive Sports Injury Management Program|
Creates a comprehensive sports injury management program related to the health and safety of students who participate in school-sanctioned athletics. Explains procedures for when students sustain serious injuries.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Student Participation in Athletic Programs|
Revises academic standards for student participation in interscholastic athletics. Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt a policy relative to such eligibility requirements.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Football Helmet Safety|
Prohibits a district from using football helmets that are 16 years old or older in its football program. Requires districts to ensure that each helmet used in its football program that is 10 years old or older is reconditioned at least every two years. Require...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||University Interscholastic League|
Prohibits the legislative council of the University Interscholastic League (http://www.uiltexas.org/) from taking final action on a new or amended rule that would result in additional costs for a member school unless a fiscal impact statement regarding the rul...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act|
Provides that the required rules governing interscholastic athletic activities adopted by the State Board of Education must provide:
1. That all coaches, school nurses, athletic directors, first responders, volunteers, students who participate in interscholas...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Athlete Agents (Higher Education)|
Changes various requirements for registration of athlete agents, providing notice of athlete agent activities to higher education institutions and penalties for violations of Athlete Agent Reform Act of 2011.
|AL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Requires the governing body of each sport or recreational organization to develop guidelines and other pertinent information to inform parents and youth athletes on the nature and risk of concussion and brain injury. Requires the youth athlete and athlete's pa...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Certain Private School Students May Participate in Public School Athletics|
Allows a student attending a private middle school or high school to participate in interscholastic or intrascholastic sports at a public school that is zoned for the physical address at which the student resides if the private school does not offer an athleti...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Relating to prevention and evaluation of and liability for concussions in student athletes. Sec. 14.30.142 is amended to read: The governing body of a school district shall consult with the state school activities association to develop and publish guidelines ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Requires the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and the board of trustees of each school district to adopt policies concerning the prevention and treatment of injuries to the head sustained by pupils while participating in sports and other athletic ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Requires Policies and Programs on the Risk of Concussions and Head Injuries|
Requires the state Department of Education, in collaboration with specified entities, to develop policies and to implement a program to provide awareness to coaches, school personnel, students, and parents or guardians of students on the risk of concussions an...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Requires the department of education, in consultation with specified persons, to disseminate guidelines, information sheets, and forms to school corporations for distribution to schools to inform and educate coaches, student athletes, and parents of student at...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State Board to Report to Legislature on Academic Standards Required for Participation in Athletics|
Requires the state board of education, in consultation with county boards of education, to report to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2011, regarding minimum academic performance standards that students in public high schools in the state should ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions|
S.B. 100 - Sec. 39
This section defines and establishes the importance of avoiding and treating student concussions. Requires the development of statewide guidelines, forms and other materials (to be updated as needed) that are designed to educate coaches, youth athletes, and th...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Concussions and Head Injury Awareness|
Requires the state Department of Education, in collaboration with specified entities, to develop policies and implement a program to provide awareness to coaches, school personnel, students, and parents or guardians of students on the risk of concussions and h...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Requires school district governing boards to implement policies and procedures regarding concussions and head injuries of students participating in school-sponsored athletic activities. Chapter 167
|IA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Protecting Against Concussions and Brain Injuries|
Concerned with protecting students from concussions and other brain injuries. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/linc/84/external/govbills/SF367.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Athletic Trainers|
Requires districts to develop procedures concerning student physical activity in its public schools that includes recognition and management of the following events or conditions that may be encountered by a student during athletic training and physical activi...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Anti-Hazing Policy|
Clarifies that prohibition against hazing includes the initiation into or affiliation with sports programs and other extracurricular activities.
|ND||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Requires that all schools that sponsor or sanction athletic activities must adopt a concussion management program and outlines specific requirements that must be included in the program. The program must require that students be removed from competition and pr...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Access to School Facilities by Student Clubs|
Extends "limited open forum" (i.e., clubs for student expression) provisions to charter schools. Replaces references to "school building use" accessible to clubs and limited open forums to "school facilities use", including playing fields. http://le.utah.gov/~...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Charter School Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities|
Provides that a charter school student is eligible to participate in an extracurricular activity at a public school other than the student's charter school if the student's charter school is located on the campus of the public school, or has local school board...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Nickname and Logo|
Bill text: University of North Dakota fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
The intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by the university of North Dakota shall be known as
the university of North Dakota fighting Sioux. Neither the university of North Dakota nor t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Student Sports Concussions|
Creates the "Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act". Includes public or private school in the definition of "amateur sports organization", and includes in definition of "agent" a coach, teacher, employee, representative, or volunteer in the organizatio...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Establishes policies for youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities. The South Dakota High
School Activities Association, working with the Department of Education, will develop guidelines to inform and educate mem...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Student Activities|
An Act to allow nonpublic schools accredited by certain accrediting agencies other than the Department of Education to become members of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.
|WY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School Athletics Safety|
Requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a model protocol and to assist school districts in developing protocols for addressing risks associated with concussions and other head injuries from school athletics. Requires school district...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Staff Member to Accompany Students on Non-Athletic School Trips|
H.B. 427 - School Trips
Requires a certified or classified staff member to accompany students on non-athletic school-sponsored or school-endorsed trips. Permits local boards of education to adopt a policy specifying the job classifications of staff members who may accompany students ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12|
|Authority of Physician's Assistant|
From bill analysis: Authorizes a physician's assistant to:
(1) Certify that teacher certification or renewal candidates are free from any contagious or communicable disease or other disabling disease or defect
(2) Conduct tuberculosis exams for individuals in...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||California Interscholastic Federation and the California Public Records Act|
Amends Section 33353 of the Education Code. Adds legislative intent that the California Interscholastic Federation (a voluntary organization of school and school-related personnel with responsibility for administering interscholastic athletic activities in sec...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12|
|Illinois Athlete Agents Act|
Creates the Illinois Athlete Agents Act. Requires licensure of agents for student-athletes with the department of financial and professional regulation and establishes qualifications for licensure and requirements for athlete agents. Sets forth provisions conc...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Random Drug Testing|
Authorizes local education agencies (LEAs) to perform random drug testing on students who participate in extracurricular activities. Requires LEAs performing testing to have drug assistance and counseling programs in place at LEA expense. Requires LEAs to use ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Home-schooled Students and Interscholastic Athletics|
Allows home-schooled students to participate in high school interscholastic athletics. Provides definitions, eligibility requirements, and guidelines and conditions for participation.
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School and Youth Programs Concussion act|
H.B. 7036, S.B. 2034
Requires the department of education and the department of health to work with the Rhode Island interscholastic league to inform coaches, youth athletes, and their parents on the nature and risk of concussion and head injury. Requires that the youth athlete an...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Guidelines for Educating Coaches and Players About Concussions|
This act would require school districts to work with the Rhode Island interscholastic league to develop guidelines for educating coaches and players in youth sports about the risks associated with concussions.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Guidelines for Concussions and Head Injuries|
Directs school district boards to develop guidelines and other pertinent information and forms to inform and educate coaches, youth athletes, and parents of the nature and risk of concussion and head injury; provides that a youth athlete who is suspected of su...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Student Athletes - Concussions and Head Injuries|
Requires coaches of intramural and interscholastic athletics to complete annual training regarding the recognition of and dangers associated with concussions; Directs the state board of education, in consultation with the governing authority for intramural and...
|SC||Vetoed 05/2010||P-12||State Certified Athletic Trainers Foundation|
Creates the State certified athletic trainers foundation to encourage and assist local school districts and schools in ensuring that a certified athletic trainer is on staff at each high school and middle school of this state....
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Recess Provisions|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Requires school district governing boards and charter schools to conduct a public meeting to consider the adoption of a policy to provide at least 30 total minutes of recess each day for pupils in kindergarten through fifth grade. Mandates that parents and gua...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Recognition of Bass Fishing as School Sport|
Requests that Alabama High School Athletic Association consider authorizing bass fishing as a recognized school sport in the state....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Interscholastic Athletics|
Requires the state board of education or any agency designated by the state board to manage interscholastic athletics to promulgate administrative regulations that permit the hiring of a nonteaching or noncertified person in a coaching position. Requires that ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.
Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Private and Homeschool Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities|
Provides that a minor enrolled in a private school or a home school is eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at a public school whose district boundaries the student's parent resides within or from which the student withdrew. Provides a private...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Dealing with Concussions|
Requires the Board of Education to develop and distribute to local school divisions guidelines for policies dealing with concussions in student- athletes; requires each local school division to develop policies and procedures regarding the identification and h...
|MD||Adopted 03/2010||P-12||Athletics - Participation of Students with Disabilities|
Ensures that students with disabilities have an opportunity to try out for and if selected participate in athletic programs, provide reasonable accommodations to allow athletic opportunities, and provide corollary athletic programs. http://www.dsd.state.md.us/...
|UT||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Bullying and Hazing Policies and Training|
Defines "bullying", "cyberbullying", and "hazing". Requires school districts and charter schools to implement bullying and hazing policies district- and school-wide. Provides for regular and meaningful training of school employees and students. Provides for en...
|OH||Adopted 10/2009||P-12||Coaching Requirements|
Repeals provision requiring nonlicensed individual, prior to directing, coaching or superivising a pupil-activity program, to obtain a state board-issued pupil activity permit. Adds provision requiring any licensed or nonlicensed individual who will direct, su...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Cleaning of Wrestling Equipment|
Authorizes the governing board of each school district maintaining a high school to provide for the annual cleaning and sterilization of wrestling equipment as specified by the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education. Provides the...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Review for Approval of Athletic Facilities for Gender Equitability|
Requires the state department of education to include, as part of its review of an application for new construction plan approval, a determination of whether a project that includes athletics-related facilities provides the opportunity for gender equitable acc...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Certificate to Supervise or Coach Student Activity|
Requires a noncertified candidate, prior to assuming a paid or volunteer position to supervise, direct, or coach a pupil activity program sponsored by, or affiliated with, a school district, to obtain a specified clearance certificate from the Commission on Te...
|Postsecondary Auxiliary Organizations|
The California Public Records Act requires state and local agencies to make their records available for public inspection and to make copies available upon request and payment of a fee unless those records are exempt from disclosure. The act defines the terms ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Interscholastic Association Defamation Act|
Creates the Interscholastic Association Defamation Act. Defines association as the Illinois High School Association. Provides that any association which has as one or more of its purposes the promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner providing for in...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Performance-enhancing Substance Testing|
Repeals provision effective July 2011. Requires the Illinois High School Association to prohibit a student from participating in an association-sponsored or -sanctioned athletic competition unless:
(1) The student agrees not to use any performance-enhancing su...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Foster Student Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities|
Requires that a foster child who changes residences pursuant to a court order or decision of a child welfare worker be immediately deemed to meet all residency requirements for participation in interscholastic sports or other extracurricular activities. http:/...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Cancer Prevention|
Requires that the Comprehensive Health Education Program include information about cancer, including types of cancer, signs and symptoms, risk factors, the importance of early prevention and detection, and information on where to go for help. Requires an inter...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Sexual misconduct|
Creates a sentencing enhancement for sexual abuse in the second degree when the offender is a specified age or older and is a minor victim's athletic coach; increases biennial appropriations from the General Fund to the Department of Corrections and Public Def...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Excused Absences for Extracurricular Activities|
H.B. 1 - Section 3321.041
Defines "extracurricular activity". Requires districts to provide students with up to four days of excused absence per school year for a student absence for the sole purpose of traveling out of state to participate in an enrichment activity approved by the loc...
|NY||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Physical Education, Coaches and Athletic Eligibility|
Title 8 NYCRR 135.4
Specifies that students in grades 5-6 who are in a middle school must participate in the physical education program a minimum of three periods per calendar week during one semester of each school year and two periods during the other semester, or a comparable ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Athletics|
Requires public institutions of higher education to interview a qualified minority candidate when hiring a head coach or athletic director unless the institution was unable to identify a qualified minority candidate willing to interview for the position. Chapt...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Adapted Athletic Programs|
Directs the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to establish adapted athletic programs.
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Concussions|
Requires coaches of school athletic teams to receive annual training on how to recognize symptoms of a concussion and how to seek proper medical treatment for a person suspected of having a concussion; prohibits a coach from allowing a member of a school athle...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Certification of public school athletic coaches|
Relates to certification of public school athletic coaches; provides that completion of sports safety course shall meet certain inservice certification requirements, including teaching the principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; requires the sports safety...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Agents May Not Contact Student Athletes|
Amends Uniform Athlete Agents Act. Prohibits an athlete agent from any contact with a student-athlete who is not eligible to enter into a professional-sports-services contract. For the purposes of this subsection, "contact" shall not include general promotion...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Sexual Discrimination|
Prohibits a city, town, county, or district from discriminating against any person on the basis of sex in the operation, conduct, or administration of community athletics programs for youth and adults; prohibits a third party receiving a lease or permit for a ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Athletics|
Requires the adoption of policies for the management of concussion and head injury in youth sports; Directs each school district's board of directors to work in consort with the Washington interscholastic activities association to develop guidelines and other ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Task Force on Athletic Training|
Creates the Legislative Task Force on Athletic Training in Public Schools to study health care issues concerning secondary school student athletes, evaluate the current athletic training curriculum and recommend changes to the athletic training curriculum, mon...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Athletics Programs|
Enacts the School Athletics Equity Act which provides that each public school shall operate its athletics program in a manner that does not discriminate against students or staff on the basis of gender; provides for collection of data concerning school athleti...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Homeschooled Student Participation in District Athletics|
Increases the number of school district athletic activities in which a home school student may participate to three activities.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Children First Act of 2009|
Prohibits public school students in 7th-12th grades who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 from participating in extracurricular activities. Authorizes and directs the state board to define failing schools and school districts under certain standards. Re...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Sports Safety|
Requires the Kentucky High School Athletics Association, with assistance from the department of education, to staff and coordinate a study of sports safety to be completed no later than October 1, 2009. Identifies areas for the study to review. Sets forth memb...
|UT||Adopted 12/2008||P-12||Student Participation in Extracurricular or Co-curricular School Activities|
Provides consistent statewide procedures and criteria for homeschool, online school and private school students' participation in public school activities, including dual enrollment. Provides that student participation fees for charter school and online school...
|UT||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||Charter, Online Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities|
Adds rule requiring local school boards to allow charter school and online student participation in extracurricular school activities. Establishes fee schedule for student's school of enrollment to pay to participate in specific extracurricular activities. htt...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors|
Enables the Governor to assure terms of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Board of Directors are staggered by appointing members to terms as needed; adds a licensed medical physician to the Board as a voting member and a 3rd school board...
|OK||Adopted 06/2008||P-12||Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Programs|
Amends rules to require all state accredited schools to follow Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) guidelines related to student eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities, activity absences, number of games allowed, and leng...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Background Checks for Coaches|
Requires all K-12 athletic coaches undergo criminal history background checks. Requires the school hiring authority to notify parents and guardians about the school hiring authority's policy regarding a criminal background check on employees and other individu...
|NJ||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Programs to Support Student Services|
NJAC 6A:16-1.3 and 4.1; NJAC 6A:16-4.4
Amends rules regarding programs to support student development. Relates to voluntary policies for the random testing of student alcohol or other drug use, which is limited to students participating in extracurricular activities. Establishes requirements for vo...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Uniform Athlete Agents Act|
Enacts the Uniform Athlete Agents Act to protect student athletes and educational institutions from potential harm caused by unscrupulous athlete agents; requires athlete agents to register with department of commerce and consumer affairs. http://www.capitol.h...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Steroids, Performance-Enhancing Substances|
Prohibits school district employees, contractors and volunteers from selling, marketing, distributing, endorsing or suggesting steroid or performance- enhancing substances to students; directs Department of Education and school districts to include information...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Drug Testing for School Athletes|
Relates to public records of drug test findings in high school athletics; exempts from public records requirements findings of drug test administered to a student by a testing agency with which the state High School Athletics Association has contracted; exempt...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.|
|Scholarship Eligibility for Children of Military Personnel|
Provides an exception from the 2-year residency requirement for students who have a parent or legal guardian on active duty serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Further requires the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish a proce...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Athletics Drug Testing Program|
Relates to high school athletics drug testing; requires the state High School Athletic Association to facilitate a drug testing program to randomly test certain students for anabolic steroid use; requires test findings to be maintained separately from the educ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Joint Study Committee on Continuing Education and Collegiate Sports Programs for Students with Disabilities|
Creates a Joint Study Committee on Continuing Education and Collegiate Sports Programs for Students with Disabilities. Directs the committee to undertake a study of what alternatives are open to the general assembly to identify and create opportunities for stu...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Governing Cheerleading Activities|
Requires the state board to adopt regulations governing the activities of cheerleaders and other members of a spirit squad at public schools, charter schools, private schools and parochial schools.
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Decisions of the Interscholastic Activities Association|
Makes decisions of the Interscholastic Activities Association and certain of its designees final and binding. Provides that a decision of the Association or a designee of the
Association that is authorized to make final decisions on disputes must not be stayed...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Exemption from High School Athletics Age Requirement|
Exempts a student who qualifies for exception children services and had an individual education program developed, was retained in the primary school program, and had not completed four consecutive years or eight consecutive semesters of eligibility following ...
|MN||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities Following Treatment|
Ensures a student's ability to participate in league-sponsored activities after completing licensed treatment programs for alcohol or substance abuse, mental illness or emotional disturbance.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Club Regulation Modifications|
Modifies regulation of public school curricular and noncurricular clubs; provides requirements and procedures for the authorization of curricular and noncurricular clubs; regulates the use of school buildings by authorized clubs and allows a school to limit or...
|MS||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Class AA Educator License|
Proposes rules to establish a Class AA Educator License. Specifies Athletic Administrator for the degree Master of Science in Interscholastic Administration. Educators earning this license may only serve as Athletic Director and not in any other administrative...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Oversight of Physical Education and Athletics|
Extends the operation of existing laws that provides the State Department of Education the authority to exercise general supervision over courses of physical education and specified authority over interscholastic athletics indefinitely. Requires the state Inte...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Proper Use of Activity Buses|
Directs each local board of education operating activity buses to adopt a policy for the proper use of buses for travel to athletic events during the regular season and playoffs and travel to other school-sponsored activities. Directs the departments of public...
|WV||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||Athletics Participation Rules & Eligibility|
Title 127, Series 2
Amends rules relating to student eligibility to participate in interscholastic athletics overseen by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission. http://www.wvsos.com/csrdocs/pdfdocs/127-02.pdf...
|WV||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||Athletic Contest Rules|
Title 127, Series 3
Amends rules governing the conduct of athletic contests overseen by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission. http://www.wvsos.com/csrdocs/pdfdocs/127-03.pdf...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Steroid Use|
Require public schools to ensure that their athletic eligibility policies make the use of steroids a violation that would affect a student's eligibility, and require the department of community health to make available a regularly updated list of performance e...
|KY||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||Designation of Agent to Manage High School Athletics|
702 KAR 7:065
Establishes rules designating an agent for high school athletics. Addresses the financial planning and review processes for the agent. Incorporates by reference the bylaws, procedures and rules of the agent. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/702/007/065.htm...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Performance-enhancing Substances by Athletes|
S.B. 749; LD 1952
Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a performance-enhancing substance list, to publish
the list on its publicly accessible website and to notify the Department of Education of the list. The bill also requires
sport coaches, athl...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Anabolic Steroid Prevention|
Encourages every school participating in interscholastic sports to request their students to sign a pledge not to unlawfully use anabolic steroids.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||High School Athletics Overview Committee|
Creates the High School Athletics Overview Committee; provides for reports and expenditure of funds. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/pdf/hb1316.pdf...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student Codes of Conduct|
S.B. 413 Section 4 - 7
Defines 'clubs and organizations' and 'competitive interscholastic activity'. Requires local boards to include information regarding school clubs and organizations in the student code of conduct distributed annually at the beginning of each school year. Requ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student Athlete Recruiting Policies|
Relates to student athlete recruiting; requires the High School Athletic Association to hold certain bylaws in abeyance; provides for creation of task force to review student athlete recruiting issues; provides for task force membership and duties; requires re...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Student Transfers for Children of Teachers|
Modifies extramural athletic competition eligibility requirements. Allows the transfer of students whose parents or legal guardians are teachers. Students are to be allowed to transfer to a school district in which their parent or legal guardian is employed as...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Student Athlete Eligibility|
Provides that no high school that receives funding under the Quality Basic Education Act shall participate in or sponsor interscholastic sports events conducted by any athletic association unless the athletic association provides for certain eligibility condit...
|IA||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Extracurricular Activities|
IAC 281-36.1(280), 36.4(3), 36.14(2), 36.14(7), 36.15(2) through36.15(5), 281-36.16(280)
Implements statutory language and to make enforcement of the athletic rules more uniform for all students participating in extracurricular activities. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/2006/Bulletin/IAB060329.pdf (starting page 59 of 80)...
|SD||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 02/2006||P-12||Student Eligibilty Restrictions|
Amends 13-32-9. Any person adjudicated, convicted, the subject of an informal adjustment or court approved juvenile diversion program, or the subject of a suspended imposition of sentence for possession, use, or distribution of controlled drugs or substances o...
|NJ||Issued 12/2005||P-12||Steroid Use|
Executive Order No. 72
Executive order No. 72 addresses many of the Governor's Task Force on Steroid Use and Prevention. Directs the Department of Education to work with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to develop and implement a program of random testing fo...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||High School Athletes and Use of Steroids|
Prohibited substances. The bill would prohibit specified dietary supplements from being used by a pupil participating in interscholastic high school sports 60 days after specified information is posted on the State Departmentof Education's Internet Web site. ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Athletes' Bill of Rights|
Existing federal law, known as Title IX, prohibits a person, on the basis of sex, from being excluded from
participation in, being denied the benefits of, or being subject to, discrimination under any education program or activity receiving
federal financial a...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Sports Lottery Account|
Modifes Oregon State Lottery funding of sports programs at institutions of higher education; Deletes "the net proceeds of games provided for in ORS 461.213" and replaces it with "(1)] one percent of the moneys transferred to the Administrative Services Economi...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||Postsec.||Athletic Agents|
From Staff Measure Summary (Fiscal Note): A person desiring to conduct business as an athlete agent in the State of Oregon is required to obtain an athlete agent permit from the Department of Education. The permit for the athlete is for one year and the applic...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Steroid Abuse Prevention Education|
Requires a school district to provide steroid abuse prevention education to students who participate in interscholastic athletic programs. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=094-0014...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Anabolic Steroids|
Requires the University Interscholastic League (UIL) to develop an educational program for students engaged in extracurricular athletic activities by September 1, 2005. Requires UIL to commission a survey during the 2005-06 school year to gather data on illega...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Athletic Competitions That Impact Testing Dates|
From bill analysis: Prohibits University Interscholastic League (UIL) area, regional, or state competitions from being held the week of, or prior to, TAKS testing. It also requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide UIL a calendar of expected testing...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Statewide Preparticipation Physical Examination Form|
Requires the state board to develop a school interscholastic extracurricular athletic policy that provides for the use of a single, comprehensive, preparticipation physical examination form. States that in a school or district that requires students who partic...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Athletic Trainers|
Relates to athletic trainers; amend Chapter 5 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to athletic trainers, so as to require that students, teachers, or other persons who serve as athletic trainers for a public or private elementary sch...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Cheerleading Safety|
Requires the state board of education to develop standards and guidelines concerning cheerleading safety in schools. http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2005&request=getBill&docno=301...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Governing Boards|
Repeals provision granting a school district and its employees immunity from civil liability for the consequences of the good faith adoption and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of all pupils participating in district...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Definition of Interschool Athletic Program|
S.B. 1044 (section 19)
Deletes from definition of interschool athletic program any athletic program which is subject to regulation by the Arkansas Activities Association that is not an athletic program organized primarily for the purpose of competing with other schools, public or pr...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Arkansas Supreme Court Decision|
Conforms the Arkansas Code to comply with the Arkansas Supreme Court decision in the Lake View case. Requires any school district that was administratively consolidated or administratively annexed under §§6-13-1601 32 through 6-13-1605 to file a written report...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Interschool Athletic Programs|
Includes salaries or supplemental pay for staff for organized physical activity courses as provided under Act 660 of 2005 in the definitions of "Athletic expenditures" and "Interschool scholastic activity expenditures."
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Extracurricular Activities|
Relates to program units for extracurricular activities for home school and charter school students....
|MT||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||Authority To Hire Coaches For Longer Duration|
Authorizes presidents of the university system to hire coaches for longer duration.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
Provides that the Virginia High School League must establish rules requiring that, upon disclosure, a public school student athlete who uses anabolic steroids during the training period immediately preceding or during the sport season of the school athletic te...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Interscholastic Student Activities|
Any seventh or eighth grade student who attends a nonpublic elementary or middle school that is not affiliated with a nonpublic high school may participate in interscholastic activities at a nonpublic high school, at the discretion of the nonpublic school, if ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Equity in Athletics Bill of Rights|
Enacts the Equity in Athletics Bill of Rights and enumerates the rights available to a pupil relating to gender equity in athletics. Requires the State Department of Education to post the bill of rights on its Web site and requires a school board that elects t...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Steroids and Performance-Enhancing Dietary Supplements|
Requires the Department of Health Services to develop a list of performance enhancing dietary supplements. Requires school districts to prohibit a pupil from participating in high school sports unless the pupil agrees not to use the prohibited substances and t...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Racial Mascots Act|
Establishes the Racial Mascots Act. Prohibits public schools from using the term Redskins as a school or athletic team name, mascot, or nickname. Provides that the act does not apply to a school or campus if certain conditions regarding prior expenditures on u...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Education Reform|
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Field Trips|
Requires every local board to establish criteria and limits for individuals, organizations and entities planning, organizing or promoting student field trips or extracurricular activities that involve travel or lodging expenses. Requires such policies to inclu...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Standard School Health Forms|
Requires the secretary of the health and hospitals department to create an advisory board to establish a standard health form for schools, in order to eliminate the duplication of information submitted to schools and school nurses relative to immunizations, il...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Legislative Auditor|
Notwithstanding any provision of present law to the contrary, any entity which establishes scholastic rules which are the basis for the state board of elementary and secondary education's policy relative to extracurricular activities which are required for all...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Assault on Sports Official|
Relates to assault on a sports official; provides enhanced penalties for offense of assault, battery, aggravated assault, or aggravated battery if offense is committed upon certain persons officiating at a interscholastic activity; defines "sports official"; p...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Evaluating Athletic Coaches|
Requires local and regional boards of education that employ athletic coaches to require the coaches' immediate supervisor to evaluate them on an annual basis; concerns due process in termination of coaches; provides a procedure for the nonrenewal of a coach's ...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2004||Postsec.||Athlete Agents and Student Athletes|
Relates to athlete agents and student athletes; provides for definitions, applications, registration, and renewal of registration for athlete agents, service of process upon individuals acting as athlete agents in this state, retention of certain records by an...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA)|
14 DAC 1025, 1049 -- 1056
Amends, repeals and replaces, and updates regulations pertaining to the following: Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA); DIAA Definitions; DIAA Sportsmanship; DIAA Senior High School Interscholastic Athletics; DIAA Junior High/Middle School Interscholas...
|GA||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Athletic Trainers|
Provides that students, teachers, or other persons who serve as athletic trainers for a public or private elementary school or high school in this state must be licensed as an athletic trainer;provides an exception for a student-trainer, assistant- trainer, or...
|HI||Veto override 05/2004||P-12||Reinventing Education Act of 2004|
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Activities At School|
Permits students to participate in activities in another district if activity is not offered within a student's school district. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/0E61296035330B9087256E39000345C9?Open&file=1363_enr.pdf...
|UT||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Athletic Coaching Certification|
Includes athletic coaches in the Computer Aided Credentials of Teachers in Utah System. Provides for informing parents of coaching staff qualifications through an annual school performance report. UTAH REG 26852 (SN)...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Funding Interschool Athletics and Scholastic Activities|
Track the amount of state funds that may be used to support interschool athletic programs in public schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1008.pdf ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||Postsec.||Sex Equity in Education: Athletics|
Expresses various findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to gender equity in athletics. Provides standards to determine if an educational institution has effectively accommodated the interests of both sexes in athletics. Prohibits a public p...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Drug Survey and Drug Prevention Programs|
H.P. 333 (LD 425)
Requires the director of the office of substance abuse to review procedures for collecting youth drug and alcohol use information, including a review of Washington State's "Healthy Youth Survey." Director must report to legislature in fall 2003 with recommend...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Florida High School Activities Association|
Relating to the Florida High School Activities Association; renames the association as the Florida High School Athletic Association; revises the procedures for students' physical examinations; revises membership of the board of directors. http://www.flsenate.g...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||College Athletic Recruitment Rules|
Provides cause of action against certain persons in favor of certain colleges and universities and student athletes for violations of college athletic recruitment rules and regulations; provides for damage, costs, attorney's fees, and injunctive relief; provid...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Uniform Athlete Agents Act|
Relates to schools; creates the Uniform Athlete Agents Act; provides service agent for service of process on nonresident athlete agents; requires registration of athlete agents; provides exception; makes certain contracts void; requires return of consideration...
|NE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Compensation for Football Players|
Any person who competes in the sport of football for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln may be granted a stipend, the amount of which
shall be determined by the university. In addition, the university may in its discretion grant a stipend to persons who compe...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Interscholastic Activities|
Requires voluntary organization that administers interscholastic activities to submit to the State Board of Education any rules or changes that specify criteria for placement of school into interscholastic activity district; directs voluntary organizations to ...
|CO||Became law without governor's signature 04/2003||P-12||School Transfer Rules|
Repeals of the requirement that transfer rules shall not prohibit a student's participation in extracurricular activities if the student enrolls in the transfer school within fifteen days after the school year begins and prior to participating in the activity ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Uniform Athlete Agents Act|
Relates to uniform athlete agents and student athlete agents.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Board Policies/Equal Access|
Prohibits local school boards providing access and opportunity to use school facilities or to distribute literature from denying equal access or fair opportunity to use such school facilities or to distribute literature, or from otherwise discriminating agains...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Home School Students|
Permits home school students to participate in high school interscholastic activities. If the school board or governing body of an accredited school approves, a student receiving alternative (home) instruction is eligible to participate in any interscholastic...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Athletes, Athlete Agents|
Amends the Athletes and Sports Code. Revises provisions relating to athlete agents. Makes provisions regarding student athletes....
|MA||Signed into law 10/2002||P-12||State and Local Policies on Student Overnight or Early Morning Travel|
Requires every local board to establish a policy concerning student travel that is planned to occur between the hours of midnight and 6 A.M., or that will include an overnight stay away from home. The policy must address such issues as safety of transportation...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||Postsec.||State Report on the Compliance with Federal Title IX Rules|
Requires the State Department of Education and the Postsecondary Education Commission to contract with an independent evaluator for the preparation of a report on interscholastic athletics in the State to be submitted to the Legislature. Requires the report to...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Curricula|
Requires the California Healthy Kids Resource Center, in consultation with the state department of education, and contingent upon receipt of funds, to review, acquire and circulate brain and spinal cord injury prevention curricula for voluntary use by distric...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Florida High School Activities Association and Student Athletes' Physicals|
According to legislative summary, "The bill requires the board of directors of the Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA) to examine alternative criteria for establishing administrative regions. The examination will include population; procedures t...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association|
Creates a Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association to implement rules and regulations governing interscholastic sports in secondary and middle schools, including private schools which agree to voluntarily become member schools in the association. Rules an...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Athletic Codes of Conduct|
Permits the establishment of athletic codes of conduct; requires sports violence management counseling prior to resuming attendance; requires the Attorney General to promulgate a model athletic code of conduct....
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Eligibility of Students in Home Study Programs|
Provides that students enrolled in home study programs are to be eligible to participate in any extracurricular program offered in the public school which that student would otherwise be authorized to attend. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/fulltext...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Compensation of Coaches and Assistant Athletic Directors|
Includes assistant athletic directors in language relating to compensation of coaches. Allows coaches and assistant athletic directors to waive all or part of their stipend; requires that amount waived be sent directly to the school for the use of the coaches'...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Naming of Athletic Field Houses|
Authorizes the parish school board in certain parishes to name an athletic field house in honor of a former parish president and football director under certain circumstances; relates to the criminal code prohibition against naming a public building in honor o...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Activities for Homeschooled Students|
Provides that home schooled pupils shall have access to curricular courses or cocurricular programs offered by the school district in which the pupil resides, and that local school boards may establish a policy regulating participation in curricular courses an...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12|
|Alabama Sports Festival|
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the Alabama Sports Festival in Montgomery, Alabama for the support and maintenance of a program providing academic scholarships and promoting Olympic-style competition; provides that the appropriat...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Emergency Aid|
Relates to emergency aid; provides that a health care provider licensed or certified pursuant to title 32 who agrees with any person or school to voluntarily attend an amateur athletic practice, contest or other event to render emergency health care without co...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Hawaii State Student Council|
Establishes the Hawaii State Student Council with student representatives from each departmental school district; requires the council to determine whether to select the student member of the board of education or to run an election to select the individual. h...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Various Modifications|
Allows nonresident pupil's participation in extracurricular activities pursuant to a court-ordered decree or order of custody. Modifies tuition reimbursement payment by school districts under the postsecondary enrollment options act. Includes nonpublic schools...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Formation of Future Educators Clubs|
Urges local school districts, postsecondary education institutions, the Kentucky Department of Education, and other education entities to promote the formation of Future Educators Clubs.
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Study Group Established for High School Basketball Tournaments|
Establishes a study group composed of educators, private citizens, and two legislators to review the current format and scheduling of the boys' and girls' high school state basketball tournaments and make recommendations prior to scheduling the 2003-2004 tourn...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Nonpublic School Representation on Athletics Oversight Board|
State Board of Education must require an agency or organization designated to manage interscholastic athletics to adopt bylaws establishing two nonpublic school member representatives on the agency's or organization's board of control. http://www.lrc.state.ky....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Medical Examinations for High School Athletes|
Local boards of education must require an annual medical examination performed by a physician, physician assistant, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or chiropractor for a student seeking eligibility to participate in high school interscholastic athletic...
|MS||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2002||P-12||Co-operative Extension Service|
Making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Co-Operative Extension Service....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
Relates to dually enrolled students to clarify what constitutes demonstration of academic proficiency to establish eligibility for a non-public school student or public charter school student to participate in public school non-academic activities....
|NY||Signed into law 11/2001||P-12||Two-Way Transportation Requirement|
Relates to the return transportation of students from extracurricular activities; requires that transportation back shall be provided for a student unless the student's parent or legal guardian has provided the district with notice authorizing the alternative ...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001||P-12||Physical education in elementary and secondary schools|
Chapter No.888, Extends existing law which requires the State Department of Education to exercise its general supervision over the course of physical education in elementary and secondary schools of the State, as specified. Describes the California Interschola...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Safety in high school interscholastic athletics|
Provides grants to fund pilot projects that enter into partnerships to support safety in high school interscholastic athletics. Authorizes the Department of Education to contract with statewide nonprofit organizations to administer the program. Requires the de...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Discrimination in extracurricular|
Relates to discrimination in extracurricular activities conducted by an education institution that receives, or benefits from, State financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive student financial aid. Broadens the prohibition against discrimination to in...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Sports Coaches|
Relates to youth sports coaches and supervisors; requires youth sports providers to create and adopt a list of crimes that would preclude individuals from coaching or supervising youth sports activities; provides for criminal background checks for such individ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Appeals of Decisions by State High School Athletic Associations|
Allows appeal of decisions made by organizations that administer interscholastic activities. Appeals go before the state board, which may hear the matter or by rule may delegate authority to a hearings officer
to hold a hearing and enter a final order....
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Physical Exams for Sports Participants|
Directs school districts to require students in grades 7 through 12 who participate in sports to receive physical examination....
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||Postsec.||Women's Athletic Development Fund|
Relates to the establishment and use of a women's athletic development fund and a study of women's athletic development practices at institutions of higher education....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Compensation for Coaches|
Requires coaches coaching for the Department of Education to be paid on a stipend bases; requires coaches receive stipend increases commensurate to those collectively bargained for teacher's; appropriates funds to increases the base stipends of coaches who are...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Equity in competition in high school activities|
, Provides equity in competition in high school activities....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||7th & 8th Grade Clubs|
Provides for equal access for grades seven and eight pupils to noncurriculum related clubs; relates to religious content, political content, philosophical content or other content of speech at these meetings....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||Postsec.||Rules for Sports Agents|
Provides for the uniform registration, and background check of sports agents seeking to represent student athletes who are or may be eligible to participate in intercollegiate sports; imposes specified contract terms on these agreements to the benefit of stude...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Academic Competitions|
Amends the Public School Code to require that public schools in each conference shall provide academic competitions similar to their athletic competitions. Students who participate in such competitions shall qualify for an academic letter in the subject in whi...
|PA||Signed into law 11/2000||P-12||Interscholastic Athletic Accountability|
Establishes Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Council; provides for interscholastic accountability; provides for transportation, education empowerment definitions and lists and districts; provides for empowerment pilot program....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Safety in School Athletics|
Appropriates a specified sum to the State Department of Education for the purpose of providing grants to fund 3 pilot projects that enter into partnerships to support safety in school athletics. Authorizes the department to contract with a statewide nonprofit ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||California Interscholastic Federation|
Relates to existing law which describes the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) as a voluntary organization consisting of school and school-related personnel with the responsibility for administering interscholastic athletic activities in secondary sch...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||Postsec.||Athlete Agents|
Relates to the regulation of the profession of athlete agents; provides for additional grounds for refusing to register or for disciplining an athlete agent, including prohibiting contacts with an athlete, accepting as a client an athlete referred by an employ...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Athletic Opportunities - Equity|
Relates to other educational programs under the Quality Basic Education Act; prohibits discrimination based on gender in elementary and secondary school athletic programs; provides for operation or sponsorship of separate athletic teams for members of each gen...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Ethical Conduct Standards for Activities|
Relates to educators; modifies the Public Officers and Employees Ethics Act as related to activities for students organized by an educator; provides that the state Board of Education establish ethical conduct standards....