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Tim Tebow Bill sparks home school athletics debate

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Wednesday saw the proposed Tim Tebow Bill pass in the House of Delegates, which brings the piece of legislation one step closer to becoming a law.  The bill would allow home schooled athletes to participate with public school athletic teams.  Similar legislation has been in the works in some form or another since 2005, but this is the closest a bill of its kind has come to passing in Virginia.

The bill's final hurdle is the Virginia Senate and if it is passed there, Governor Bob McDonnell has already said that he would sign the bill into law. 

The bill has gotten mixed reviews among those in the athletic community.  Those in favor of it are excited about the opportunities that this could open for home schooled athletes, while those opposed say that academic requirements and limited number of spots on a team are among their concerns.

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