Note especially the last sentence:
House Bill 1393 and Senate Bill 68, both of which are currently moving through the legislature of the State of Texas, contain language that will intensify the regulation and licensing of all sports in the state of Texas.
This move, if allowed to go through unimpeded, would effectively kill private youth sports institutions such as select league hockey, baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, swimming, dance, martial arts, and any program that is designed to teach a skill, talent, or athletic development.
The TLCCA (Texas Licensed Child Care Association) is currently lobbying to protect the Day Care industry. The political position they are taking is to have all sports comply with the same standards they must comply with. The effort is designed to provide a level economic playing field.
See how the motive isn't even children's safety, misguided as that would be? It's TO GIVE DAYCARES A LEVEL ECONOMIC PLAYING FIELD! They don't want your children in sports, they want them in daycare. And they figure that if they can call the state's bluff on the regulations on sports programs, they'll either put them out of business or get the regulations on THEM removed! Because it's only fair!
(You've read about this before as the "Equalization of Opportunity Act" in Atlas Shrugged.)
Texans, PLEASE contact your representatives and pass this information on. The linked website has a plea for you to also contact Gov. Perry. We have seen that he does not tend to be moved (a la Gardasil) by issues involving the rights of parents to direct their children's educational and medical decisions, so it's especially important that he feel the weight of insulting the state's parents with ridiculous bills like this.
Youth Sports Under Attack by Day Care Industry and
The State of Texas Department of Family Protective Services
Hat tip: Dina W.
Who is my Texas State Representative?