AURORA, Colo. – The second of two Colorado High Activities Association Legislative Council Meetings is slated for Thursday, April 26, at the Radisson Hotel in Aurora, located at I-225 and Parker Road. The Meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. The CHSAA Board of Directors will hold its April meeting the day before.
The CHSAA Legislative Council is the body that determines the rules for the student participants in the state of Colorado and its 73 members represent all the individual athletic conferences, along with representatives from the Colorado Association of School Boards, Colorado Athletic Directors Association and Colorado Association of Secondary School Administrators.
The agenda includes consideration of six constitutional proposals, 11 administrative proposals and five sports/activities proposals, along with four administrative committee reports, two activities committee reports and seven sport committee reports. There are also amendments to two reports passed at the January meeting. In addition, the Legislative Council will elect the replacements for four members on the Board of Directors.
Among the proposals are a change in the transfer rule, a shift in philosophy when it comes to setting classifications, an increase to 23 games for softball, a move to the NFHS calendar for all sports and a larger role of middle school activities.
A link to all proposals is: http://cdn.chsaanow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-april-legislative-council-proposals-1.pdf. Please access the link for complete language and rationale. The information below is a brief description of the change being proposed in each amendment. (NOTE: All proposals are from the CHSAA Board of Directors unless otherwise noted.)
The majority of the proposals that have come forward were recommendations from the ad hoc Handbook Committee that met for two days in February to address current issues within the bylaws.