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January 30, 2017 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AND NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS January 18, 2017 TASO STATEMENT CONCERNING UIL SEC DECISION January 15, 2017 BRICE CHERRY: LET'S CUT THE ZEBRAS SOME SLACK December 7, 2016 The Officiating Crisis: What Can I Do January 3, 2017 TASO BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETINGS August 10, 2016 UIL GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASES October 26, 2016 Provide-A-Ride Update November 21, 2016 Schools ENROLLED IN ARBITERPAY October 28, 2016 TASO position concerning our national anthem August 10, 2016 TAPPS GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE August 24, 2016 What Your Appearance Says About You - A Cliché That Sums It Up August 9, 2016 When is it Time to Retire from Officiating? June 29, 2016 TASO 2016-17 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AND NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS August 17, 2016 Sports Rush: The Big Leagues of Officiating August 2, 2016 OFFICIATE TEXAS DAY A SUCCESS November 16, 2016 TASO OFFICE CLOSED May 24, 2016 NEVER LEAVE ALONE March 10, 2015 TASO Partners With LIFELOCK July 12, 2016 NASO GIVEWAY April 27, 2016 OFFICIATE TEXAS DAY July 25, 2016 ON-SITE REGISTRATION June 22, 2016 BITE YOUR TONGUE June 14, 2016 Jim Blackwood Named National Replay Director June 6, 2016 NEVER SAY "CALM DOWN" June 6, 2016 OFFICIATE TEXAS INVITATION FROM MIKE PEREIRA May 12, 2016 NEW PRESENTERS FOR OFFICIATE TEXAS DAY May 11, 2016 KNOW YOUR PURPOSE April 27, 2016 FIRM VOICE CONTROL April 14, 2016 Annual TASO Board Meeting March 30, 2016 2016 Softball On-line Clinic March 22, 2016 BODY LANGUAGE CAN BE A CAREER KILLER March 8, 2016 BE A "PEOPLE PERSON" February 24, 2016 HAVE A PASSION FOR THE RULES February 24, 2016 TASO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO ADVISORY BOARD February 9, 2016 HONOR YOUR OBLIGATION TO BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD February 1, 2016 DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY January 18, 2016 UNDERSTAND THE INTENT OF A RULE January 5, 2016 Don't Have mad Signals December 22, 2015 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PARTICIPANTS INCREASING January 12, 2016 TEXAS OPEN CARRY LAW AT SPORTING EVENTS December 15, 2015 BASEBALL / SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETING October 21, 2015 UIL APPROVES GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE November 19, 2015 TASO MEMBER IS PROUD DAD OF "THE VOICE" STAR October 16, 2015 OCTOBER 15, 2015 UIL SEC HEARING UPDATE September 25, 2015 UIL SEC 9-24-15 HEARING UPDATE September 26, 2015 TAPPS SUPPORT November 8, 2015 HAPPY VETERANS DAY September 8, 2015 TASO PRESS RELEASE September 7, 2015 TASO Statement CONCERNING SAN ANTONIO JAY HIGH SCHOOL INCIDENT September 2, 2015 TASO SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY August 11, 2015 Red River Volleyball Chapter Conducts Officials Camp August 4, 2015 2015 TGCA All-Star Softball Games August 5, 2015 Volleyball On-Line Clinic August 5, 2015 Volleyball 2015 Test July 1, 2015 Update On Game/Match Fee Increase June 10, 2015 Governor Signs HB 1040 into Law June 3, 2015 2015-2016 Online applications - new & returning members August 1, 2015 Football District Director Elections July 17, 2015 2015 TASO Football Annual Meeting Agenda April 22, 2015 TASO Legislative Initiatives July 1, 2015 Football Regional Clinic Evaluations July 15, 2015 TASO MEMBER KILLED BY BEES May 28, 2015 TASO Softball Members Selected for UIL Championship Tournament May 27, 2015 Austin Softball Chapter Award Winners June 18, 2015 On-Field Communication Devices May 6, 2015 TASO Board of Directors Meeting Summary May 12, 2015 TASO Football Annual Meeting On-Line Registration closing this week June 18, 2015 TASO Houston Football Chapter Blood Drive April 19, 2015 UIL State Soccer Tournament Officials May 28, 2015 Football Regional Rules Clinic Survey April 7, 2015 TASO Baseball On-Line Clinic March 16, 2015 TASO Softball Division On-Line Clinic April 19, 2015 Beaumont Baseball Chapter Contributes To Wounded Warrior Project March 27, 2015 TASO Volleyball Clinician Applications March 17, 2015 TASO Officials Selected For UIL Regional and State Tournaments February 24, 2015 Football Board of Directors Meeting Summary January 22, 2015 2015 Softball Uniform Policy February 24, 2015 TASO MEMBER KILLED DURING ARMED ROBBERY February 12, 2015 LEGAL SOFTBALL BAT NOTICE April 7, 2015 Beaumont BASEBALL CHAPTER CONTRIBUTES TO WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT December 14, 2014 TASO FOOTBALL MEMBERS SELECED FOR UIL 1A CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES January 19, 2015 VOLLEYBALL DIVISION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING November 12, 2014 TASO Volleyball Members Officiate TAPPS State Tournament November 18, 2014 TASO BASEBALL MEMBERS DONATE SERVICES TO MATT DOZIER BENEFIT TOURNAMENT February 10, 2015 Soccer Division elections February 4, 2015 Socccer on-line clinic DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, february 9, 2015 September 8, 2014 UIL OCP Course Now Available November 6, 2014 TASO Office Closed for Thanksgiving November 6, 2014 TASO Softball and Baseball Annual Meeting September 5, 2014 TASO Soccer Regional Clinic Registration November 6, 2014 TASO Baseball and Softball Annual Meeting July 31, 2014 TASO Basketball, Socer, Volleyball and Football Tests July 31, 2014 TASO Volleyball and Football Online Clinics February 26, 2014 Online Applications for New & Returning Members June 19, 2014 TASO Football Members Receive BIG DISCOUNT on CFO Web Site Access July 28, 2014 2014 TASO Football Test July 21, 2014 TASO Volleyball Testing is located on Arbiter Sports this season December 10, 2014 TASO OFFICE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS SCHEDULE

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UIL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SUMMARY

The UIL Legislative Council met on Sunday, October 16, 2017 0 Monday October 17, 2016.  The Legislative Council is the rule and policy making body for the UIL.  As always, I was there representing the 14,500 TASO members.

 

There was only one proposal that directly affected officials, and it is not a big issue.  Sub-Section (v) was added to Section 1204 of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules.  In summary it states that if there is a dispute concerning scratches, payments, assignments, etc. and the dispute cannot wait until the next scheduled meeting of the Sports Officials Committee (SOC), the UIL Executive Director or his/her designee, after consulting with the Chairman of the Sports Officials Committee, will take any necessary and reasonable action in the short term and refer the matter to the SOC for consideration at their next meeting.  This is no different than these types of situations are currently handled, this merely codifies the process.  These situations are rare and I am always involved, working on behalf of our members.  This becomes effective August 1, 2017.

 

You may remember that in 2011, in response to the financial cuts by the Texas Legislature, the UIL reduced the number of tournaments in all team sports, except football, by one.  The Legislative Council voted to restore the one lost tournament, subject to a referendum vote by the school superintendents.   This means that all superintendents will vote up or down to restore the lost tournament, majority rule.  If passed this would be effective August 1, 2017.

 

The Legislative Council also took action to limit the number of pitches per day for a baseball pitcher, and require a certain number of days\' rest based the number of pitches. Umpires will not be involved in counting the number of pitches or the required number of days\' rest.

 

Even though they do not affect officiating, there were also proposals from the Policy Committee that concern athletics in general.  I have attached a document that contain all of the proposals from the athletic and Policy Committees.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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