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UIL Legislative Council To Meet

Media Contact: Kim Rogers
Phone: 512-471-5883

Date: Oct 17, 2008
Category: Legislative Council


AUSTIN, TX— The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council will convene October 19-20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Austin to review UIL rules and vote on proposed rule changes.


The UIL Legislative Council meets annually to hear testimony from interested parties and consider changes in UIL policy.  Some proposals that will highlight the agenda at this year’s meeting include:

·     Adding gymnastics;

·     Modifying 6-Man football realignment policies;

·     Changing Officials fees;

·     Allowing boys to participate in UIL volleyball;

·     Creating bi-lingual UIL academic events.


The 28-member Legislative Council is composed of school administrators from each of the four regions within the five UIL conferences, and eight at-large members, two from each of the four UIL regions.  The chair of the Legislative Council is responsible for the appointment of the eight at-large members.


The Council’s duties include proposing and passing amendments to the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules, amending or adopting contest rules, appointing standing and special committees, and fixing membership and participant school fees.


The UIL Legislative Council Meeting is an open meeting and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

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