'Tebow Bill' Dies in Va. Senate Ed Panel

Monday, March 12, 2012

Home-schooled students in Virginia will have to wait until next year to see if they can participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their local high school.

That’s because the Senate Education and Health Committee killed the so-called “Tebow Bill.”

The bill, which had passed the House of Delegates, failed on a 7-8 vote last week in the Senate committee. Seven Republicans on the panel voted for the bill, while seven Democrats and one Republican voted against it.

House Bill 947, proposed by Delegate Rob Bell, R-Charlottesville, would have allowed thousands of Virginia’s home-schooled students to play sports at their local high schools. It is named after Tim Tebow, the NFL quarterback who as a home-schooler played for a high school team in Florida.

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