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HB 303 - Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation - Key Vote

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Joe Harrison voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (82-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes students in a home study program approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to participate in interscholastic athletic activity at a high school that is a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSA).

Highlights:
-Requires home study students to meet the following criteria to participate in interscholastic athletic activity (Sec. 1):
    -The student shall be in compliance with the same residency or attendance zone requirements as other students participating in the activity; -The student shall meet academic standards required of other students participating in the activity, and requires students to submit copies of his or her transcripts to prove he or she is in compliance with these requirements; -The student shall meet insurance coverage requirements applicable to student's at the school; -The student shall meet all other standards and requirements applicable to other student's participating in the athletic event, other than requirements that the student be enrolled in or attend the school; -The student shall submit documentation from the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that the student is in a home study program approved by the Board; -The student's participation shall be approved by the principal of the school providing the athletic activity; and -The student's parent or legal guardian shall make a written request for the student to participate in the activity within 11 days of the start of the school year.
-Specifies that student participation at nonpublic schools shall be at the sole discretion of the governing authority of the school, in accordance with the governing authority's terms and conditions, and subject to the same requirements, policies, and rules of eligibility of the LHSA (Sec.1). -Prohibits lawsuits based on a denial of participation of a home study student in interscholastic athletics at a public high school, including the refusal or denial of further participation in such activity (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (22-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes students in a home study program approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to participate in interscholastic athletic activity at a high school that is a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSA).

Highlights:
-Requires home study students to meet the following criteria to participate in interscholastic athletic activity (Sec. 1):
    -The student shall be in compliance with the same residency or attendance zone requirements as other students participating in the activity; -The student shall meet academic standards required of other students participating in the activity, and requires students to submit copies of his or her transcripts to prove he or she is in compliance with these requirements; -The student shall meet insurance coverage requirements applicable to student's at the school; -The student shall meet all other standards and requirements applicable to other student's participating in the athletic event, other than requirements that the student be enrolled in or attend the school; -The student shall submit documentation from the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that the student is in a home study program approved by the Board; -The student's participation shall be approved by the principal of the school providing the athletic activity; and -The student's parent or legal guardian shall make a written request for the student to participate in the activity within 11 days of the start of the school year.
-Specifies that student participation at nonpublic schools shall be at the sole discretion of the governing authority of the school, in accordance with the governing authority's terms and conditions, and subject to the same requirements, policies, and rules of eligibility of the LHSA (Sec.1). -Prohibits lawsuits based on a denial of participation of a home study student in interscholastic athletics at a public high school, including the refusal or denial of further participation in such activity (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (70-13) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation

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