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UIL Legislative Council To Meet

Media Contact: Chris Schmidt
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589
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Date: Oct 14, 2010
Category: Legislative Council


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX— The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council will convene October 17-18 at the Hilton Downtown 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:

  • Amending the concussion management protocol;
  • Establishing an initial set of rules to conduct a Chess Puzzle Solving pilot event for grades 2-8;
  • Adding a verification period for all journalism contests;
  • Allowing critiques when using panel judging in One-Act Play;
  • Changing the scrimmage date in soccer;
  • Adding bowling.

Results from the Fall 2010 UIL Superintendent Survey will also be presented at the Council Meeting.  Superintendents across the state were asked to weigh in on issues including the following:

  • Reclassification and realignment issues;
  • Adding Conference 3A to soccer;
  • Changing the distance for girls cross country.

Survey results as well as proposals made during the public hearing will be discussed by the Standing Committees and then, if approved, presented to the entire Legislative Council for consideration. The Commissioner of Education must approve amendments passed by the UIL Legislative Council before they may take effect.

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 hearing proposals and passing amendments to the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules, amending or adopting contest rules and appointing standing and special committees.

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

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