Bill Summaries: H572 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 6 2015 - View summary

    Establishes the 12-member Legislative Commission to Study the Current Administration of High School Athletics by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (Commission). Specifies Commission membership with six members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and six members appointed by the Speaker of the House. Sets out 10 issues to be studied by the Commission, including  the adequacy of the current conference classification system under which schools that have access to athletes from other North Carolina counties and even other states compete with schools whose student athletes must reside in a single school attendance area and whether the classification system should apply a multiplier to the number of students at schools with greater access to athletes to place them in a higher classification and the need to classify schools into up to eight classifications to ensure safety and competitive balance and safety issues for student athletes from a high school with a small student population playing in the same conference as a high school with a large student population because of the limited pool of players. Sets out provisions governing compensation of Commission members and administration of the Commission. Requires the Commission to make a final report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee and the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on or before March 1, 2016, at which time the Commission terminates.