|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Enhance Physical Education Task Force|
Establishes the Enhance Physical Education Task Force. Establishes various purposes of the task force. Directs the task force to (1) make re...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Appropriations and Reappropriations|
S.B. 1016 - Appropriations and Reappropriations
From section 56 of bill summary: Reduces by various amounts appropriations made for supplemental school counseling, special education, partn...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Physical Exercise Requirement for Grades K-5|
(Sec. 9) Requires public schools to include a total of 20 minutes of physical exercise in each regular school day for students in kindergart...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Physical Education Regulations|
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations governing physical education requirements in public schools. The Board shall promu...
|VA||Vetoed 04/2012||P-12||Physical Education Requirements|
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations governing physical education requirements in public schools. The Board shall prom...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Course Substitution for Physical Education|
S.B. 95 - Section 8 (118.33)
Authorizes local boards to allow a pupil who participates in sports or in another organized physical activity, as determined by the school b...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||P-12||Health and Fitness Award Program|
From bill summary: Requires the state board to establish the Health and Fitness Award Program to recognize schools that conduct their physic...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Physical Fitness Assessment|
S.B. 8 - Physical Fitness Assessment
From bill summary: Limits a school district's required annual physical fitness assessment of students in grade three or higher to students e...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reporting Student Performance on Physical Fitness Assessment|
Amends provisions relating to reporting student performance on a physical fitness assessment instrument to the Texas Education Agency. http:...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires local education agencies (LEAs) to incorporate a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity each instructional day for elementary a...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Physical Education Elementary School Pilot Project|
Directs the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and the Maine Governor's Council on Physical Activity t...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Physical Education/Activity Requirements|
Requires districts and charter schools to adopt policies to incorporate time for physical activity into schedules for elementary students. S...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Support for Increased Participation in Outdoor Activities|
Expresses support for increased participation by children in outdoor activities and support policies that promote outdoor activities for Uta...
|VA||Vetoed 02/2011||P-12||Physical Education Requirement|
S.B. 966/H.B. 1644
Requires at least 150 minutes of physical education per week on average during the regular school year for grades K through eight, with a si...
|NY||Vetoed 10/2010||P-12||Outdoor Playspace in NYC Public Schools|
-Requires the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education to make an annual report to the governor and legislature on outdoor pl...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Self-Defense and Safety Instruction in P.E.|
Requires the state board of education and the curriculum development and supplemental materials commission to include self-defense instructi...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||State Physical Education Report|
S.B. 3681 - Section 105 ILCS 5/2-3.97
Repeals the section concerning the state board of education's biennial physical education report to the governor and general assembly. Page ...
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Physical Education and Physical Activity|
L.B. 18-564 - Physical Education and Physical Activity
Provides that one of the purposes of the newly-established Healthy Schools Fund is to make competitive grants available to public schools an...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Nutrition and Physical Activity Best Practices Database|
Directs the state board of education to develop and maintain a nutrition and physical activity best practices database, to contain the resul...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student Health|
S.B. 210, Part I
Establishes the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Council. Directs the council to:
(1) Monitor progress in improving student health and ...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires that the physical education curriculum be sequential, developmentally appropriate, and designed, implemented, and evaluated to enab...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Healthy Kids Awards Program|
Establishes the healthy kids awards program to reward k-12th grade schools that implement policies and practices that create opportunities f...
|AL||Pocket veto by governor 05/2010||P-12||Physical Education in Grades K-8|
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, requires all students in grades K-8 to take physical education; provides that this may include dance...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Requires Support Spaces for Physical Education Instruction|
H.B. 334/S.B. 256
Requires the state department of education to adopt regulations that require all public school buildings newly constructed or completely ren...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program|
Provides legislative findings and declarations on nutrition and health in children's early years. Requires the superintendent of public inst...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Governor's Advisory Council on Physical Fitness, Wellness and Sports|
H.B. 1 - Sections 3701.77, 3701.771 and 3701.772
Repeals 3701.77, which established in the department of health the 15-member governor's advisory council on physical fitness, wellness and s...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Physical Education Standards and Implementation|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.079(A)(3), 3301.0718(B)
Repeals Section 3301.0718(A), which directed the state board to adopt the most recent standards developed by the National Association for Sp...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Physical Education|
S.B. 291--Physical Activity Requirements
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, school districts must ensure that students in elementary school participate in moderate physical a...
|NY||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Physical Education, Coaches and Athletic Eligibility|
Title 8 NYCRR 135.4
Specifies that students in grades 5-6 who are in a middle school must participate in the physical education program a minimum of three perio...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Fitness Assessments|
Provides for physical fitness assessments in schools. It is the intention of the legislature to authorize a framework to collect data to ass...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Physical Activity and Academic Achievement|
Directs the Department of Education to seek public and private funding for programs that link physical activity and academic achievement and...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Physical Ed. Requirements|
Requires public schools to provide a specified amount of physical activity each school day for students in specified grades; provides for th...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Physical Education|
Specifies criteria that physical education programs must meet. Requires each district to establish specific objectives and goals the distric...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Phys. Ed. and Health in Elementary Schools|
Requires the Commissioner of Education to conduct an assessment of the physical education capacities of elementary schools and to report to ...
|AL||Pocket veto by governor 05/2009||P-12||Mandatory Physical Education|
Beginning in the 2009-10 school year, requires K-8 students in public and private schools to take physical education....
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Health and Physical Education Act|
Enacts the Student Health and Physical Education Act. Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, requires local school systems to conduct an annu...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Physical Fitness Measurement Program|
Requires each local school system to develop and implement an annual physical fitness measurement program; establishes specified program ele...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Wellness Policy|
H.B. 1264; S.B. 879
Authorizes local school systems to develop and implement Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plans to establish baseline student d...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Standards-Based PE and Health Curriculum|
Requires that the physical education and health curriculums in schools be based on standards set by the Health Education Framework and the P...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Standards-Based PE and Health Curricula|
Requires that the physical education and health curricula in schools be based on standards set by the state Health Education Framework and t...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||PE exemptions|
Clarifies that a pupil may be granted exemption from courses in physical education if the pupil has met at least 5 of the 6 standards of the...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||Omnibus Education Policy Bill|
Authorized a parent or guardian of a student to designate an individual to participate in a school conference involving the child of the par...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Physical Activity|
Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the Board must require, as a condition of accreditation, that public elementary schools provide to...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Physical Ed. for Students with Disabilities|
H.B. 1411; S.B. 849
Requires county boards of education to ensure that students with disabilities have certain opportunities in specified physical education and...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Task Force on Student Physical Fitness|
Establishes a Task Force on Student Physical Fitness in State Public Schools; provides that the task force shall study the advisability of r...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Physical Fitness|
Requires local school boards to incorporate into their local wellness policy as a goal a minimum of an average of 150 minutes of physical fi...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Best Practices: Nutrition and Physical Education|
Requires the Board of Education to develop a database of local school divisions' best practices regarding nutrition and physical education, ...
|OH||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||PE Standards|
H.B. 119 - Physical Education Standards
Requires the state board to adopt standards for physical education in grades K-12 developed by the National Association for Sport and Physic...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||physical education|
Requires the Department of Education to ensure that data collected through Categorical Program Monitoring indicates the extent to which each...
|OR||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Health and Physical Education|
Adds health and physical education to list of curriculum defined by state content standards. ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Waiver/Modification of Physical Education Mandate|
Provides that a state-board approved waiver from or modification to a physical education mandate may remain in effect for a period not to ex...
|OK||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Amends rules to require that public elementary schools provide instruction in physical education for full-day kindergarten through grade 5 s...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires the state department to collect data on: (1) The number of minutes of physical education that are provided to K-8 students each sch...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Health and Physical Education Coordinator|
Directs the state department of education to hire a health and physical education coordinator not later than the beginning of the 2008-2009 ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Physical Education Requirements|
Requires a minimum of 150 minutes per week for kindergarten to grade 5 and 225 minutes per week for grades 6 to 8 of physical education taug...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Prohibits counting recess towards the physical education requirements; directs the state board to encourage school districts to provide phys...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Physical Education Requirements and Exemptions|
S.B. 530 and 19 TAC Chapter 103, Subchapter AA, §103.1001
From bill analysis: Provides that a school district shall require a student enrolled in kindergarten or a grade level below grade six to par...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Physical Education Requirement|
Relates to physical education; provides requirements for student participation in physical education; requires review and revision of the Su...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Physical Education in Grades K-6|
H.B. 208/S.B. 156
Provides for physical education in grades kindergarten through six in elementary schools. Adds physical education program units and charter ...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Concept-Based Fitness Class|
Amends graduation requirement of one-half unit of physical education during each school year to include the following: Once every
|IL||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Special Education Students and Physical Education|
Provides that an individualized education program team may determine that a pupil must utilize time set aside for physical education to rece...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Ohio Core Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(A), (B), (C) Part 1, (K) adn (L)
Increases high school graduation requirements for students entering grade 9 during the 2010-2011 school year (Class of 2014). Increases math...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Oversight of Physical Education and Athletics|
Extends the operation of existing laws that provides the State Department of Education the authority to exercise general supervision over co...
|AL||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Physical Education|
Establishes rules allowing any Alabama public school system that has adequate certified physical education teachers in Grades K-8 to request...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Student Physical Fitness Assessments|
Requires the Department of Education to develop a regulation requiring each local school district and charter school to assess the physical ...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Physical Education Pilot Program|
Provides for a physical education/physical activity pilot program in at least six of Delaware's elementary, middle or high schools; requires...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Health and Nutritional Guidelines|
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Provides for competitive food and beverage contracts and nutritional guidelines for food and beverage...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Health Advisory Council for physical education|
Relates to the creation of a statewide Health Advisory Council, as recommended by the Physical Education Task Force, to provide advice and g...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Physical Education Pilot Program|
Provides that the department of education shall establish a two-year physical education pilot program consisting of schools and high schools...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Physical Activity Requirement for Schools|
Requires LEAs to incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity three times a week into the instructional school day for elementary an...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Physical Health Plans for Students|
Promotes the physical health needs of students; allows local and regional boards of education to adopt guidelines to coordinate services and...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Healthy Children Task Force|
Directs the department of education and the department of public health to convene a healthy children task force to:
a. Assess current poli...
|Physical Education Teacher Certification|
Concerns physical education teachers employed by school districts; prohibits a school district from employing as a physical education teache...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Physical Education|
A physical education course of study must include a developmentally planned and sequential curriculum that fosters the development of moveme...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health and Physical Activity Mandates|
S.B. 146 (Sections K-
Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year and thereafter, requires all public elementary and secondary schools to:
(1) Encourage and motivate ...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Statewide Physical Education Recognition Program|
Establishes the statewide physical education recognition program to recognize and reward public schools and physical education teachers meet...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards|
Adds Chapter 10, entitled Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards. Applies to elementary schools. Sets the amo...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health, Nutrition and Physical Education Guidelines|
From bill analysis: This Act allows for the expansion of physical activity requirements to middle and junior high schools, up to the eighth ...
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005||P-12||Healthy Lifestyles|
Resolution urging the state board, in cooperation with all local education agencies, to develop and implement a curriculum of instruction w...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Healthy Foods, Physical Education Requirements|
Adds a new article, designated §5-1E-1, §5-1E-2, §5-1E-3, §5-1E-4 and §5-1E-5; and amends and reenacts §18-2-6a and §18-2-7a, all relating t...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||"Oklahoma Kids Fitness Challenge Act"|
Requires the state board of education to establish a physical activity program for public school students in the fifth grade, which each sch...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Interschool Athletic Programs|
Includes salaries or supplemental pay for staff for organized physical activity courses as provided under Act 660 of 2005 in the definitions...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Mandatory Physical Education Implementation Task Force|
Establishes the mandatory physical education implementation task force. Sets forth task force's membership. Requires the task force to devel...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Food and Beverages|
Requires the state board to develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to public school students during the sch...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Student Health Promotion Act of 2005|
Requiring each county board of education to include the importance of physical activity as part of instruction in health education; requirin...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Physical Education Director|
Requiring the State Department of Education to employ a full-time director of physical education.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Physical Education|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, the state board of Education must require, as a condition of accreditation, that school districts ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Elementary Schools|
Clarifies that physical education is to include activities such as, but not limited to, cardiovascular, muscle
building, or stretching exerc...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Health and Nutrition in Schools|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, requires each school to limit access to no more than one day each week to retail fast foods in the...
|ND||To governor 03/2005||P-12||High School Units|
Changes what each public and nonpublic high school must make available to each student In order to be approved by the superintendent of publ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Sports Activities|
Defines "organized physical activity course." Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, allows a student in grades 9-12 successfully completin...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Physical Fitness in Schools|
Relates to the physical activity and nutrition of students. Identifies childhood obesity as a growing problem in Louisiana. Identifies bene...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Nutrition Policy in Schools|
The purpose of the act is to encourage wellness programs in Vermont public schools and in Vermont communities. Wellness programs will be de...
|FL||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Middle Grades Reform Act|
Creates the "Middle School Reform Act;" provides definitions; prescribes program criteria and content; provides a timeline for implementatio...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Urges Instruction in Healthy Lifestyle Choices|
Urges schools to provide instruction on healthy lifestyle choices including programs for physical education; urges restrictions on granting ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Art, Music and Physical Education at the Elementary Level|
Requires local boards to incorporate art, music, and physical education as a part of the instructional program at the elementary school leve...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires the department of education to encourage K- 12 schools to provide quality physical education that develops the knowledge, attitudes...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Half Hour of Daily Physical Activity for Grades K-6|
Starting in the 2004-05 school year and thereafter, requires every public school serving students in grades K-6 to offer students at least 3...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Drug Survey and Drug Prevention Programs|
H.P. 333 (LD 425)
Requires the director of the office of substance abuse to review procedures for collecting youth drug and alcohol use information, including...
|FL||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
The current model for certification in physical education is replaced by a new comprehensive, grades K-12, physical education certification ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Requirement For Physical Education|
Changes the requirement for physical education under Arkansas Code from students through grade 9 to students through grade 8; requires the d...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Local School Health/Physical Education Advisory Councils|
Allows local boards to create a local school health/physical education advisory council to help the district implement health and physical e...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 09/2002||P-12||Encourages school districts to provide quality physical education|
Encourages school districts, to the extent resources are available, to provide quality physical education. Permits a school district or coun...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Physical Education|
Imposes new duties on the state department regarding physical education. Requires the department to monitor the number of hours of physical ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Marching Band as P.E. Credit Towards Graduation|
Permits completion of one semester of marching band with grade C or better to be included as 1/2 credit of physical education graduation req...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Physical Education|
Expresses sense that each school-age child should have access to and participate in daily physical education and activity as part of educati...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness|
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness. http://alisdb.legislature.stat...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||State Physical Activity Coordinator and K-9 P.E. Recommendations|
Requires department employment of physical activity coordinator for grades K-12, and specifies qualifications and duties of such. Recommend...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||New State Reporting Requirements for Physical Ed.|
Imposes new duties on the State Department of Education regarding physical education, including, among others, that the department would be ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Physical Activity|
The state board by rule may require a student enrolled in kindergarten or a grade level below grade 7in an elementary school setting to part...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Marching Band Physical Education|
Establishes marching band as a physical education requirement....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Physical Education Component|
The law is clarified so that Physical Education is no longer mandatory by law. Rather the State Board of Education can set the standard requ...