January 18, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1446
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-5-63-7; (05)IN1446.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-5-63-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 7. (a) The association
must establish a case review panel that meets the following
(1) The panel has nine (9) members.
(2) The state superintendent or the state superintendent's designee
is a member of the panel and is the chairperson of the panel.
(3) The state superintendent shall appoint as members of the
panel persons having the following qualifications:
(A) Four (4) parents of high school students.
(B) Two (2) high school principals.
(C) Two (2) high school athletic directors.
(4) A member of the panel serves for a four (4) year term, subject
to the following:
(A) An appointee who ceases to meet the member's
qualification under subdivision (3) ceases to be a member of
(B) The state superintendent shall appoint fifty percent (50%)
of the initial appointees under each clause in subdivision (3)
for terms of two (2) years, so that terms of the panel are
(5) The panel must meet monthly, unless there are no cases before
the panel. The panel may meet more frequently at the call of the
chairperson. However, the chairperson must call a meeting within
five (5) ten (10)
business days after the panel receives a case in
which time is a factor in relation to the scheduling of an athletic
(6) A quorum of the panel is five (5) members. The affirmative
five (5) members of the panel a majority of the quorum
is required for the panel to take action.
(b) A student's parent who disagrees with a decision of the
association concerning the application or interpretation of a rule of the
association to the student shall have the right to do one (1) of the
(1) Accept the decision.
(2) Take legal action without first referring the case to the panel.
(3) Refer the case to the panel.
(c) Upon receipt of a case, the panel must do the following:
(1) Collect testimony and information on the case, including
testimony and information from both the association and the
Place the case on the panel's agenda and consider the case at
a meeting of the panel.
Make one (1) of the following decisions:
(A) Uphold the association's decision on the case.
(B) Modify the association's decision on the case.
(C) Nullify the association's decision on the case.
(d) The association must implement the decision of the panel on
each case. However, a decision of the panel:
(1) applies only to the case before the panel; and
(2) does not affect any rule of the association or decision under
any rule concerning any student other than the student whose
parent referred the case to the panel.
(e) The association shall pay all costs attributable to the operation
of the panel, including travel and per diem for panel members.