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UIL Legislative Council Meeting Results

Media Contact: Kate Hector
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589
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Date: Oct 19, 2015
Category: Legislative Council


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN— The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council met Sunday and Monday to make decisions on proposed rule changes in UIL academics, athletics, music and policy.

The Legislative Council approved a proposal to increase the number of qualifiers to the UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet from 16 to 24 in each event as well as a proposal that allows track athletes to enter three running events without restrictions to the distance of the races. Previously, runners were not allowed to enter more than two races 400-meters or longer. An increase in fees for sports officials was also approved by the Council.

Proposed rule changes to the following sections of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules will be placed on a referendum ballot with a favorable recommendation from the Legislative Council:

  • Sections 443
  • Section 25(c)
  • Sections 446
  • Section 360-361
  • Section 403

The results of a referendum ballot are binding, and if superintendents vote to in favor of these rule changes, they will take effect on August 1, 2016. 

The council passed changes to the Constitution and Contest Rules recommended by the Review Advisory Committee in the areas of academics, athletics, music and policy. All amendment passed by the council can be found at www.uiltexas.org.

In other action, the Legislative Council voted to create two ad hoc committees. One committee will study new and emerging activities; the second ad hoc committee will review playoff structures for all athletic activities.

The Commissioner of Education must approve amendments passed by the UIL Legislative Council before they may take effect. If approved by the Commissioner of Education, these rules will take effect on August 1, 2016.

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