Home-schooled students could begin participating on public school sports teams this fall if Gov. Bill Haslam signs a bill that passed both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly Monday. The bill sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield and Rep. Roger Kane, both Republicans from Knoxville, requires local schools to allow home-schooled students to try out for and participate in extracurricular athletic programs at the public school for which they are zoned as long as they meet all the academic, health and conduct standards of enrolled students. The Dickson County School Board voted in 2011 to not allow home-schooled students on local school teams. The Tennessee School Boards Association has opposed the proposal, saying the decision should be left up to local school boards. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association bylaws currently allow local boards to make the decision. The bill passed the Senate 31-0 and the House of Representatives 69-24 Monday and will be sent to the governor for his signature. If approved, the bill takes effect with the 2013-14 academic year. Republican Senator Jim Summerville of Dickson and Republican Representative Mary Littleton of Dickson both voted for the bill while Democrat Representative David Shepard of Dickson voted against it. Voting no were 17 Democrats, six Republicans and Independent Kent Williams. Voting yes were 58 Republicans and 11 Democrats. Opponents have said that parents who choose not to enroll their children in public schools forfeit the right to participate in school-sponsored activities and teams. Supporters say families who choose to home school still pay the taxes that support public schools and should be afforded the right to participate on school teams.