HB 299 (BR 411) - A. Wuchner, S. Westrom, C. Belcher, L. Combs, J. Draud, D. Floyd, J. Higdon, T. Kerr, A. Koenig, M. Marzian, R. Mobley, R. Palumbo, M. Rader, S. Santoro, C. Siler, A. Simpson, D. Sims, K. Stein, R. Webb
AN ACT relating to healthy children.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require all public preschool to eighth grade programs no later than the 2008-2009 school year to implement 30 minutes per day or 150 minutes per week of structured moderate to vigorous physical activity per week in a minimum of 10 minute intervals incorporated into the school day; permit the physical activity to include a combination of classroom based physical activity, structured recess, and other structured physical activities; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the physical activity requirement.
HB 299 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, A. Wuchner) - Delete original provisions of the bill; create new sections of KRS Chapter 157 to require 30 minutes per day, 150 minutes per week, or the equivalent minutes per month of structured moderate to vigorous physical activity in a minimum of 10 minute intervals beginning in the 2008-2009 school year for preschool through grade 6, and 2009-2010 for grades 7 and 8; permit the physical activity to be met through a combination of traditional classroom instruction, structured recess, and physical education; require the physical activity to be part of the existing school day and permit it to be considered part of the instructional day; require the Department of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the physical activity requirement; require the department to develop a reporting mechanism for schools to report to the department on physical activities; require the department to report no later than November 1 of each year to the Interim Joint Committee on Education and the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare; amend KRS 160.345 to conform.
Feb 6-introduced in House
Feb 12-to Education (H)
Feb 27-floor amendment (1) filed