Honorable Larry Taylor, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB155 by Hinojosa (Relating to requirements for participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League, including a sudden cardiac arrest awareness form.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require University Interscholastic League (UIL) to create a form with information regarding sudden cardiac arrest for school districts to provide to the parents of students who are interested in participating in UIL activities.
The bill would take immediate effect if it receives a two-thirds vote of each house of the Legislature. Otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2017. The bill would apply beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.
This analysis assumes any additional work resulting from the passage of the bill could be reasonably absorbed within current resources. UIL is part of the University of Texas at Austin.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Education Agency, while school districts would be required to ensure that affected students receive the form prescribed by the bill, any associated costs would likely be minimal.
701 Texas Education Agency, 720 The University of Texas System Administration