Thursday, February 23, 2012

'Tim Tebow Law' heads toward passage in Virginia

A bill allowing homeschool students to try out for public school athletic teams sailed through Virginia’s House of Delegates on Feb. 9.

Members voted 59-39 in favor of legislation modeled on 1996 Florida law that allowed Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, then a homeschooled student, to develop his football talent on a public school team.
Delegates who had sponsored two similar bills dropped theirs to stand behind H.R. 947, sponsored by Del. Robert Bell (R-Albemarle).

The state Senate still must consider the bill. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has said he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.

Read my full story here, published at The Heartland Institute: 

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