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UIL Legislative Council Meeting Results

Media Contact: Logan Lawrence
Phone: 512-471-5883

Date: Oct 21, 2019
Category: Legislative Council


AUSTIN, TX— 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 passed amendments to add pilot programs for the following activities:

  1. Water Polo (Begins 2021-22)
  2. Military Marching Bands-State Level (Begins 2020-21)
  3. Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (Begins 2020-21)

In addition, the Council also passed an amendment to add Unified Activities as a pilot program beginning in 2020-21. Unified Activities is an inclusive sports program that provides student-athletes with and without intellectual disabilities opportunities to participate in activities alongside one another.

The Legislative Council also approved an amendment to require area track meets starting next year, with a possible exception for districts with schools located more than 150 miles apart.

In music, the Council passed an amendment to hold area marching band contests annually starting in the 2020-21 school year for all conferences.

All rule changes approved during this meeting can be found on the UIL website at

The Commissioner of Education must approve all rule changes passed by the Legislative Council before they take effect.

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