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UIL Legislative Council To Meet

Media Contact: Chris Schmidt
Phone: 512-471-5883

Date: Oct 13, 2011
Category: Legislative Council


AUSTIN, TX— The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council will convene October 16-17 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:

·      Altering the current UIL Preseason Practice Regulations, Activities Outside the School Year;

·      Expanding the option for new music programs to enter concert and sight-reading contest as non-varsity;

·      Allowing alternates to remain with their company in the One-Act Play preparation areas;

·      Changing procedure for ties in soccer;

·      Adding bowling.

Results from the Fall 2011 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:

·      Amending the Over Age Rule;

·      Adding an additional conference in soccer and wrestling;

·      Adding an additional team and medalist to the golf state tournament.

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.

A full agenda for the UIL Legislative Council Meeting can be found on the UIL website at the following link:

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

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