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HB 52 (BR 61) - A. Wuchner, T. Burch, R. Crimm, R. Meeks, T. Riner, W. Stone, D. Watkins, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to physical activity designed to reduce obesity and improve body mass index in 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 physical activity, aggregate body mass index, and wellness program data; 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; require the Department of Education to share data with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assist in planning improvements in health services for children; 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; cite the Act as the Healthy Kids Act.


     HFA (1, A. Wuchner) - Direct the Kentucky Board of Education to require the recording of body mass index data on the Preventive Health Care Examination Form used by local health providers during examinations performed prior to a child's initial admission to school and prior to entry into the sixth grade; require the Kentucky Department of Education to report to the Interim Joint Committee on Education on the implementation of school wellness policies in public schools; permit the department to share aggregate body mass index data with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; prohibit K-5 schools from excluding students from physical activity as a form of discipline; delete requirement for schools to include activity and wellness data on school report card.

     HFA (2, A. Wuchner) - Modify requirement that schools containing grades K-5 fully implement a wellness policy providing at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day by 2010-2011; require beginning implementation in 2010-2011 with a goal of implementation in 50 percent of K-5 schools by 2012-2013 and full implementation by 2013-2014.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in House; to Education (H)
     Feb 26-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 9-floor amendment (2) filed

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