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1 State of Arkansas
2 93rd General Assembly A Bill
3 Regular Session, 2021 HOUSE BILL 1171
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5 By: Representative Tollett
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7 For An Act To Be Entitled
8 AN ACT CONCERNING INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY
9 ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC
10 SCHOOL CHOICE ACT; TO DEEM A TRANSFERRING STUDENT
11 UNDER THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE
12 ACT AS IMMEDIATELY ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN
13 INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES IF THE STUDENT MEETS THE
14 REQUIRED ACADEMIC AND PHYSICAL STANDARDS; AND FOR
15 OTHER PURPOSES.
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19 TO DEEM A TRANSFERRING STUDENT UNDER THE
20 ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE
21 ACT AS IMMEDIATELY ELIGIBLE TO
22 PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES
23 IF THE STUDENT MEETS REQUIRED ACADEMIC
24 AND PHYSICAL STANDARDS.
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27 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:
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29 SECTION 1. Arkansas Code 6-18-227, concerning the Arkansas
30 Opportunity Public School Choice Act, is amended to add an additional
31 subsection to read as follows:
32 (m) A student participating in the opportunity public school choice
33 option under this section is eligible to participate in an Arkansas Activity
34 Association interscholastic activity at the receiving school to which the
35 student has transferred immediately upon being approved to participate in the
36 interscholastic activity by the nonresident school district if the student
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1 meets the interscholastic activity's academic and physical requirements of
2 the interscholastic activity.
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4 SECTION 2. Arkansas Code 6-18-1904, concerning the Public
5 School Choice Act of 2015, is amended to add an additional subsection to read
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7 (f) A transfer student attending a nonresident school district under
8 this subchapter is eligible to participate in an Arkansas Activity
9 Association interscholastic activity at the nonresident district to which the
10 student has transferred immediately upon being approved to participate in the
11 interscholastic activity by the nonresident district if the student meets the
12 academic and physical requirements of the interscholastic activity.
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Statutes affected:
HB 1171: 6-18-227, 6-18-1904