Legislative Updates

Act 467 - Arbitration

Principals: During the 2014 legislative session, ACT 476, authored by Sen. Dan Claitor, was signed into law by Governor Jindal.  ACT 476 basically states that no public or non-public school that receives any public funds may be a member of or participate in any competition sponsored by any intrastate interscholastic extra-curricular athletic association or organization that does not provide for third-party arbitration on eligibility issues.  ACT 476 can be viewed HERE in its entirety. On June 25, 2014, as a result of the passage of this law, the LHSAA Executive Committee convened by conference call and pass the new rules below (highlighted in Yellow) for the Association. The new rules can be seen HERE.  Please note that the main rationale…

SB 633 - Authored by Sen. Dan Claitor - Third-Party Arbitration

Sen. Dan Claitor's bill which would prohibit both public and non-public schools that receive public funds from belonging to an association (LHSAA) that does not provide for third party arbitration when dealing with eligibility issues will be heard on the ssenate floor on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  The bill is a direct result of a recent appeal by an LHSAA member school to allow a student-athlete who will turn 19 years of age prior to the long established deadline of September 1. If the bill passes favorably on the senate floor, it will then be scheduled for hearing before the house education cvommittee.     

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