HB 11 (BR 41) - A. Wuchner, T. Burch, M. Dossett, K. Flood, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to physical activity for children.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to require the Kentucky Department of education to identify and disseminate model resources for integrating physical activity during the school day; encourage schools to utilize certified physical education teachers in the development of physical activity plans; develop a reporting mechanism for schools containing grades K-5 to report on results of physical activity and wellness programs; require the Department of Education 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 require that school council wellness policies provide for at least 30 minutes of structured moderate to vigorous physical activity, 150 minutes per week or the equivalent per month; require school councils to report progress data; require that structured physical activity be considered part of the instructional day; prohibit exclusion from structured physical activity as a form of discipline; encourage schools with grades 6-8 to adopt similar policies; amend KRS 158.6453 to require inclusion of physical activity and wellness data in school report card; create the Healthy Kids Act.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Aug 7-To: Interim Joint Committee on Education
Jan 6-introduced in House
Jan 7-to Education (H)