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UIL Legislative Council To Meet

Media Contact: Kate Hector
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Date: Oct 18, 2013
Category: Legislative Council


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX— The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council will convene October 20-21 at the Austin Marriott North Hotel, in Round Rock 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:

  • Changing the scoring system for track & field meets;
  • Adding events for competitors in wheelchairs in track & field as a pilot program;
  • Imposing performance time limits for UIL concert performances;
  • Adding previously piloted essay contests as sanctioned events for high school;

Results from the Fall 2013 UIL Superintendent Survey will also be presented at the Council Meeting. Superintendents across the state were asked to weigh in on various issues related to UIL policies.

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: http://www.uiltexas.org/files/policy/102013-LC-full-agenda.pdf

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

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