Bill

HB 547

87(R) - 2021
House Public Education
House Public Education
Public Education
Education

Contact the Author

James Frank

Phone:

512-463-0534

Capitol Office:

E2.604

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

James Frank
Dustin Burrows
Harold Dutton Jr.
Mary Gonzalez
Dan Huberty

Co-Author(s)

Charles Anderson
Brad Buckley
Giovanni Capriglione
Jacey Jetton
Matt Krause
Jeff Leach
J.M. Lozano
Mayes Middleton
Geanie Morrison
Candy Noble
Tan Parker
Dennis Paul
Matt Shaheen
Valoree Swanson
James Talarico
Steve Toth
Hubert Vo

Bill Caption

Relating to authorizing equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 547 would allow homeschool students to participate in their local high school's University Interscholastic League activities provided that the students meet the standard eligibility requirements of the school and other specified criteria including demonstration of grade level performance on certain standardized assessments.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 547 on the principles of limited government and individual liberty. This bill limits government by removing the current restriction on homeschoolers and promotes individual liberty through allowing the student to participate in UIL activities. Homeschool families do after all pay taxes to fund public education while using little to no public education resources that their taxes fund.

Contact the Author

James Frank

Phone:

512-463-0534

Capitol Office:

E2.604

Email: