Student-Athletes Protection Act passes Senate

Posted at Jun 03 2014 11:48 AM | Updated as of Jun 03 2014 07:48 PM

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The Senate has approved on the third and final reading the "Student-Athletes Protection Act" which seeks to regulate the policies governing the eligibility status of student-athletes in inter-school competitions, including the UAAP.

The measure proposes that "no residency requirement shall be imposed on a high school student-athlete transferring to another high school or to a college or university to encourage them to participate in sports competition."

It also says college athletes who transfer from one university to another should only be required to undergo a maximum of a one-year residency period.

This is a response to the new UAAP rule that states athletes must fulfill a two-year residency should they transfer to another UAAP-member school for college. -- Mornings @ ANC, June 3, 2014.