ETWR 1378 Administrative Policy Writing: Cheerleader Bill

By: Edwards, Van Arsdale, Crabb, Riddle H.B. No. 1476
relating to regulation of certain sexually suggestive performances at public school events. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter D, Chapter 33, Education Code, is amended by adding Section 33.088 to read as follows: Sec. 33.088. CERTAIN SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE PERFORMANCES PROHIBITED. (a) A school dance team, drill team, cheerleading team, or any other performance group may not perform in a manner that is overtly sexually suggestive at an athletic or other extracurricular event or competition sponsored or approved by a school district or campus. (b) The commissioner may submit to a school district a written request that the district review performances by a performance group described by Subsection (a) to determine if the performances are overtly sexually suggestive. (c) If the school district determines that a performance group described by Subsection (a) has performed in an overtly sexually suggestive manner, the district shall take appropriate action against the performance group and the group's sponsor, as determined by the district. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005.

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