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'Tebow Bill' Faces Senate Panel, House Floor Votes

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Senate committee is taking another look at legislation that would allow home-schooled students to play public school sports.
 
The measure is on the Education and Health Committee's agenda Thursday morning. A companion bill is up for a final vote on the House floor.
 
Last year, the same Senate committee voted 8-7 to kill the so-called "Tebow bill" - a reference to New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, who was home-schooled but played high school football and went on to win a Heisman Trophy at the University of Florida.
 
Supporters of the bill say home-schooled children deserve the opportunity to play interscholastic sports because their parents pay taxes to support public schools. Opponents argue that parents who choose to teach their kids at home know the consequences.


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