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Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee

Identifier: 02-SS2009_01

Scope and Contents

On July 4, 2005, the Pennsylvania General Assembly created the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee (PAOC) as a result of the recommendations made by the previous Oversight Council which was disbanded in February 2004. The Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee is required to meet at least once a year for the purposes of reviewing the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s continued compliance with Act 91 of 2000, responding to issues related to the activities of the Association and to issue an annual report of its findings to the presiding officers in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

The previous Oversight Councils came into existence as a result of Governor Tom Ridge signing Act 91 of 2000 which gave the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics Oversight Council the responsibility to “review the progress of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. (PIAA) to comply with thirteen legislatively mandated reforms” (PAOC Annual Report, p. i). In 2002, Act 187 of 2002 extended the life of the Council for one year and required that the Council evaluate the expansion of PIAA sanctioned athletic competitions or sports, including the addition of other athletic associations into PIAA championship. In addition, the Council was to continue with its original responsibilities as mandated by Act 91 of 2000.

During the 2009-2010 Session, the members of the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee focused on proposals to shorten the football season by one week, to expand the number of classifications in football by two, background checks for PIAA sports officials, the PIAA's desire to be exempt from the Right to Know Law, and separate championships for private and public schools. Their final actions are included in the Annual Report.


  • 2009-2010
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/03/2012


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Custodial History

Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives.

Method of Acquisition

Pursuant to House Rule 45 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (titled “Powers and Duties of Standing Committees and Subcommittees”) governing the management and disposition of historically valuable committee material, the secretary of the committee must record the attendance of Members and any votes taken, the minutes of the meeting and records, bills, and other papers in the possession of committees and subcommittees which must be submitted to the Chief Clerk at the end of every two year legislative session for permanent archival storage.

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Repository Details

Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository

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