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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum--Physical Education


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State Status/Date Level Summary
MSTo governor 03/2014P-12CPR/AED PE Requirement
H.B. 432
Requires that the one-half Carnegie unit requirement in physical education include an instructional component on the proper administration of CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Requires the State Department of Education to monitor complian...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12School District P.E. Requirements
S.B. 122
Allows school districts to determine which courses to count toward the one unit physical education requirement for graduation. Provides that districts may chose to include a physical education program that meets state content and performance standards or parti...

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WISigned into law 12/2013P-12Math Credits Can Include Computer Sciences; No PE requirements; Science Can be CTE
S.B. 51
Modifies graduation requirements. Allows a board to award up to one mathematics credit for successfully completing in the high school grades a course in computer sciences that the department has determined qualifies as computer sciences according to criteria e...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Exemption from Physical Education
S.B. 2157
Authorizes a local board to excuse a student from a physical education course if the student has an individualized educational program, is participating in an adaptive athletic program outside of the school setting, and documents such participation as determin...

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ORSigned into law 06/2013P-12Collecting K-8 Physical Health Data
H.B. 3075
Amends existing law to collect data on physical capacity for physical education and time spent on physical education for grades K-8.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Text/HB3075/Enrolled...

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LAPassed 05/2013P-12Compliance with Physical Activity Requirement in Schools
S.R. 5
Directs the department of education to study public school compliance with state law regarding required physical activity in schools. Directs the department, by December 31, 2013, to submit a report to the senate select committee on women and children on speci...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Enhance Physical Education Task Force
S.B. 3374
Establishes the Enhance Physical Education Task Force. Establishes various purposes of the task force. Directs the task force to (1) make recommendations to the governor and the general assembly on certain goals of the Illinois Learning Standards for Physical ...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Appropriations 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, partnership academies, instructional support to help pupils pass the high school exit examination, English language tutoring ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Physical Exercise Requirement for Grades K-5
S.B. 458
(Sec. 9) Requires public schools to include a total of 20 minutes of physical exercise in each regular school day for students in kindergarten through grade five. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/ACT/PA/2012PA-00116-R00SB-00458-PA.htm...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Physical Education Regulations
H.B. 1092
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations governing physical education requirements in public schools. The Board shall promulgate the regulations to be effective beginning with the 2015 - 2016 school year.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp60...

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VAVetoed 04/2012P-12Physical Education Requirements
S.B. 471
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations governing physical education requirements in public schools. The Board shall promulgate the regulations to be effective beginning with the 2015 - 2016 school year.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp5...

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WISigned into law 12/2011P-12Course 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 board, to complete an additional 0.5 credit in English, social studies, mathematics, science or health education in lieu ...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12Health and Fitness Award Program
A.B. 200
From bill summary: Requires the state board to establish the Health and Fitness Award Program to recognize schools that conduct their physical education courses pursuant to the model content standards and demonstrate that increasing numbers of pupils enrolled ...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Physical 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 enrolled in a course that satisfies the curriculum requirements for physical education.
Bill text (page 15 of 19): http:...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Reporting Student Performance on Physical Fitness Assessment
S.B. 226
Amends provisions relating to reporting student performance on a physical fitness assessment instrument to the Texas Education Agency. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00226F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TNSigned into law 05/2011P-12Physical Education
H.B. 9
Requires local education agencies (LEAs) to incorporate a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity each instructional day for elementary and secondary students. Currently, students are required to have a minimum of 90 minutes of physical activity per instruc...

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MESigned into law 05/2011P-12Physical Education Elementary School Pilot Project
H.P. 939
Directs the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and the Maine Governor's Council on Physical Activity to reconvene the planning and oversight team, known as "PE4ME" and reappoint PE4ME members to further implement plans for...

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COSigned into law 04/2011P-12Physical Education/Activity Requirements
H.B. 1069
Requires districts and charter schools to adopt policies to incorporate time for physical activity into schedules for elementary students. Spells out the minutes required for physical activity based on the length of time students attend school.
http://www.leg....

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Support for Increased Participation in Outdoor Activities
H.C.R. 7
Expresses support for increased participation by children in outdoor activities and support policies that promote outdoor activities for Utah's children. Requires that a copy of this resolution be sent to, among other recipients, the state office of education....

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VAVetoed 02/2011P-12Physical 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 similar goal for high school students. This requirement would go into effect beginning with the 2014 -2015 school year and...

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NYVetoed 10/2010P-12Outdoor Playspace in NYC Public Schools
S.B. 2485
-Requires the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education to make an annual report to the governor and legislature on outdoor playspace in New York city public schools. Requires that the report identify: --Each outdoor playground at an educational ...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Self-Defense and Safety Instruction in P.E.
S.B. 1290
Requires the state board of education and the curriculum development and supplemental materials commission to include self-defense instruction and safety instruction in the next revision of the physical
education framework for pupils in grades 7, 8, 9, 11 and ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2010P-12State 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 51 of 51: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB3681lv.pdf...

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DCAdopted 07/2010P-12Physical 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 and charter schools to increase physical activity in schools. Establishes goal that children engage in physical activity f...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Nutrition and Physical Activity Best Practices Database
S.B. 3706
Directs the state board of education to develop and maintain a nutrition and physical activity best practices database, to contain the results of any wellness-related fitness testing done by school districts, as well as information on successful programs and p...

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OHSigned into law 06/2010P-12Student 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 wellness
(2) Make periodic policy recommendations to the state board of education on ways to improve the nutritional sta...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Physical Education
S.B. 1876
Requires that the physical education curriculum be sequential, developmentally appropriate, and designed, implemented, and evaluated to enable students to develop the motor and self-management skills and knowledge necessary to participate in physical activity ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010P-12Healthy Kids Awards Program
S.B. 2908
Establishes the healthy kids awards program to reward k-12th grade schools that implement policies and practices that create opportunities for students to be physically active and make healthy food choices throughout the day. The program seeks to integrate phy...

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ALPocket veto by governor 05/2010P-12Physical Education in Grades K-8
H.B. 105
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, requires all students in grades K-8 to take physical education; provides that this may include dance education if taught at a magnet school, or may include marching band, JROTC, or other activity as approved in the stude...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Requires 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 renovated and occupied after January 1, 2013, to include a gymnasium and support spaces for physical education instruction ...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program
A.B. 627
Provides legislative findings and declarations on nutrition and health in children's early years. Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish a minimum 12-month pilot program in which selected child care centers and day care homes participat...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Governor'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 sports. Repeals 3701.771, which established the duties of the council. Repeals 3701.772, which related to the awarding of...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Physical 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 Sport and Physical Education as the K-12 physical education standards, or to adopt its own K-12 P.E. standards, and moves ...

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MOSigned into law 07/2009P-12Physical 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 activity for the entire school year for an average of 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes per day. Students with disabili...

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NYAdopted 06/2009P-12Physical 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 periods per calendar week during one semester of each school year and two periods during the other semester, or a comparable ...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Student Fitness Assessments
S.B. 309
Provides for physical fitness assessments in schools. It is the intention of the legislature to authorize a framework to collect data to assess the status of an expansion program, based upon a pilot program that will utilize a health-related fitness assessment...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Physical Activity and Academic Achievement
S.B. 538
Directs the Department of Education to seek public and private funding for programs that link physical activity and academic achievement and to inform school districts about funding opportunities. Chapter 495
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/sb0500.dir...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Physical Ed. Requirements
H.B. 400
Requires public schools to provide a specified amount of physical activity each school day for students in specified grades; provides for the establishment of school health advisory councils by each city, parish and local public school board; provides that the...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Physical Education
S.B. 891
Specifies criteria that physical education programs must meet. Requires each district to establish specific objectives and goals the district intends to
accomplish through the physical education curriculum. Requires districts, in implementing the physical educ...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Phys. Ed. and Health in Elementary Schools
H.B. 983
Requires the Commissioner of Education to conduct an assessment of the physical education capacities of elementary schools and to report to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs; establishes the Obesity and Chronic Disease Fund, transf...

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ALPocket veto by governor 05/2009P-12Mandatory Physical Education
H.B. 719
Beginning in the 2009-10 school year, requires K-8 students in public and private schools to take physical education....

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12Student Health and Physical Education Act
H.B. 229
Enacts the Student Health and Physical Education Act. Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, requires local school systems to conduct an annual fitness assessment for students in grades 1-12 enrolled in a physical education class. Requires individual assessment...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Physical Fitness Measurement Program
S.B. 879
Requires each local school system to develop and implement an annual physical fitness measurement program; establishes specified program elements for the fitness measurement programs; requires the State Department of Education to take specified steps to suppor...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12School 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 data for the health-related components of physical fitness and to assist students with personal fitness plans; relates to...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Standards-Based PE and Health Curriculum
S.B. 2621
Requires that the physical education and health curriculums in schools be based on standards set by the Health Education Framework and the Physical Education Framework.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law08/law08463.htm...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Standards-Based PE and Health Curricula
H.B. 7280
Requires that the physical education and health curricula in schools be based on standards set by the state Health Education Framework and the state Physical Education Framework commencing September 1, 2012.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext08/housetext08/...

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CASigned into law 06/2008P-12PE exemptions
S.B. 602
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 physical performance test. Chapter 32
http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset2text.htm...

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MNVetoed 05/2008P-12Omnibus Education Policy Bill
S.B. 3001
Authorized a parent or guardian of a student to designate an individual to participate in a school conference involving the child of the parent or guardian. Authorized the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education may each ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Physical Activity
S.B. 1186
Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the Board must require, as a condition of accreditation, that public elementary schools provide to students in full-day kindergarten and grades one through five, in addition to other requirements set forth, an average ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Physical 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 certain athletic programs; provides for certain exceptions to these requirements; requires county school systems to pro...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Task Force on Student Physical Fitness
S.B. 955
Establishes a Task Force on Student Physical Fitness in State Public Schools; provides that the task force shall study the advisability of requiring all public schools to provide a minimum amount of physical activity or education to students, the effects on ch...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Physical Fitness
H.B. 242
Requires local school boards to incorporate into their local wellness policy as a goal a minimum of an average of 150 minutes of physical fitness for all students. Such program may include any combination of (i) physical education classes, (ii) extracurricular...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Best Practices: Nutrition and Physical Education
H.B. 246
Requires the Board of Education to develop a database of local school divisions' best practices regarding nutrition and physical education, including results of wellness-related fitness assessments. Requires that the database be accessible to all local school ...

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OHSigned into law 10/2007P-12PE 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 Physical Education or to adopt its own physical education standards in those grades. Requires the department of education to h...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12physical education
S.B. 601
Requires the Department of Education to ensure that data collected through Categorical Program Monitoring indicates the extent to which each school in a school district or county office of education performs specified duties regarding provision of physical edu...

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ORAdopted 09/2007P-12Health and Physical Education
OAR 581-022-1210
Adds health and physical education to list of curriculum defined by state content standards. ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Waiver/Modification of Physical Education Mandate
H.B. 1839
Provides that a state-board approved waiver from or modification to a physical education mandate may remain in effect for a period not to exceed 2 school years and may be renewed no more than 2 times upon application by the eligible applicant. http://www.ilga....

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OKAdopted 08/2007P-12Physical Education
OAC 210:25-5-31
Amends rules to require that public elementary schools provide instruction in physical education for full-day kindergarten through grade 5 students for an average of sixty (60) minutes each week. ...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Physical Education
H.B. 3141
Requires the state department to collect data on: (1) The number of minutes of physical education that are provided to K-8 students each school week in each public school within the district; (2) The physical capacity of public schools to provide K-5 students ...

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LASigned into law 06/2007P-12Health and Physical Education Coordinator
S.B. 362
Directs the state department of education to hire a health and physical education coordinator not later than the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year to develop, implement, monitor compliance with, and provide technical assistance as needed on health and phy...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12Physical Education Requirements
H.B. 1011
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 taught by a teacher certified in physical education. The program content and student assessment must comply with nationally ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007P-12Physical Education
H.B. 1601
Prohibits counting recess towards the physical education requirements; directs the state board to encourage school districts to provide physical activity options to students; requires school districts to provide a physical activity report to parents and guardi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Physical 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 participate in moderate or vigorous daily physical activity for at least 30 minutes throughout the school year as part of t...

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FLSigned into law 05/2007P-12Physical Education Requirement
H.B. 967
Relates to physical education; provides requirements for student participation in physical education; requires review and revision of the Sunshine State Standards for physical education; requires the Department of Education to develop and school districts to p...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Physical 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 school student activities program units into the program cost calculation and makes an appropriation. (Slight variation ...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Concept-Based Fitness Class
S.B. 2354
Amends graduation requirement of one-half unit of physical education during each school year to include the following: Once every
four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenanc...

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ILSigned into law 02/2007P-12Special Education Students and Physical Education
S.B. 2762
Provides that an individualized education program team may determine that a pupil must utilize time set aside for physical education to receive special education support and services. Requires the agreement by the parent or guardian or the determination by the...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Ohio 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 units from 3 to 4; requires one unit of Algebra II or its equivalent. Existing 3-unit requirement in science calls for ...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Oversight of Physical Education and Athletics
S.B. 562
Extends the operation of existing laws that provides the State Department of Education the authority to exercise general supervision over courses of physical education and specified authority over interscholastic athletics indefinitely. Requires the state Inte...

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ALAdopted 08/2006P-12Physical Education
AAC 290-3-1-.02
Establishes rules allowing any Alabama public school system that has adequate certified physical education teachers in Grades K-8 to request of theState Superintendent of Education an exemption of the one credit of physical education in Grades 9-12 to substitu...

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DESigned into law 07/2006P-12Student Physical Fitness Assessments
H.B. 372
Requires the Department of Education to develop a regulation requiring each local school district and charter school to assess the physical fitness of each student at least once at the elementary, middle and high school level. The regulation would also outline...

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DESigned into law 07/2006P-12Physical Education Pilot Program
H.B. 471
Provides for a physical education/physical activity pilot program in at least six of Delaware's elementary, middle or high schools; requires the department to provide technical assistance in the development and any training related to implementation; provides ...

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PASigned into law 07/2006P-12Health and Nutritional Guidelines
H.B. 185
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Provides for competitive food and beverage contracts and nutritional guidelines for food and beverage sales in schools. Provides for health services and for advisory health councils. Provides for local wellness policies, ...

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DESigned into law 06/2006P-12Health Advisory Council for physical education
S.B. 289
Relates to the creation of a statewide Health Advisory Council, as recommended by the Physical Education Task Force, to provide advice and guidance to the Department of Education regarding current and future physical education and physical activity programs in...

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AZSigned into law 06/2006P-12Physical Education Pilot Program
H.B. 2140
Provides that the department of education shall establish a two-year physical education pilot program consisting of schools and high schools from counties with specified populations and poverty levels; includes charter schools; requires participating schools t...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Physical Activity Requirement for Schools
H.B. 3750
Requires LEAs to incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity three times a week into the instructional school day for elementary and secondary school students.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/HB3750.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Physical Health Plans for Students
S.B. 204
Promotes the physical health needs of students; allows local and regional boards of education to adopt guidelines to coordinate services and programs in order to address the physical health needs of students; provides that school boards may implement them by t...

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IASigned into law 04/2006P-12Healthy Children Task Force
S.B. 2251
Directs the department of education and the department of public health to convene a healthy children task force to:
a. Assess current policies and statutes affecting the health of children, specifically physical activity, physical education, food and nutriti...

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COVetoed 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Physical Education Teacher Certification
H.B. 1021
Concerns physical education teachers employed by school districts; prohibits a school district from employing as a physical education teacher a person who does not hold a physical education endorsement on his or her teacher license or who is not highly qualifi...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Physical Education
H.B. 1540
A physical education course of study must include a developmentally planned and sequential curriculum that fosters the development of movement skills, enhances health-related fitness, increases students' knowledge, offers direct opportunities to learn how to w...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Health 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 children of all physical abilities to participate in physical activity for the purpose of allowing all children to reach...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Statewide Physical Education Recognition Program
H.B. 1237
Establishes the statewide physical education recognition program to recognize and reward public schools and physical education teachers meeting established criteria. Creates the statewide physical education recognition board to establish objective criteria for...

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SCSigned into law 06/2005P-12Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards
H.B. 3499
Adds Chapter 10, entitled Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards. Applies to elementary schools. Sets the amount of physical education instruction that each student in kindergarten through fifth grade must receive each week on a ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Health, Nutrition and Physical Education Guidelines
S.B. 42
From bill analysis: This Act allows for the expansion of physical activity requirements to middle and junior high schools, up to the eighth grade; encourages the use of nationally recognized health and physical education guidelines; directs the reporting of in...

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TNSIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005P-12Healthy Lifestyles
H.J.R. 88
Resolution urging the state board, in cooperation with all local education agencies, to develop and implement a curriculum of instruction which will enable students to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/curre...

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WVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Healthy Foods, Physical Education Requirements
H.B. 2816
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 to promoting healthy lifestyles; creating a Healthy Lifestyles Office in the Department of Education and the Arts; establ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12"Oklahoma Kids Fitness Challenge Act"
H.B. 1647
Requires the state board of education to establish a physical activity program for public school students in the fifth grade, which each school district may elect to implement. The program is to incorporate the fitness challenges adopted by the Presidents Cou...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Interschool Athletic Programs
H.B. 2916
Includes salaries or supplemental pay for staff for organized physical activity courses as provided under Act 660 of 2005 in the definitions of "Athletic expenditures" and "Interschool scholastic activity expenditures."

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/b...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Mandatory Physical Education Implementation Task Force
H.B. 2111
Establishes the mandatory physical education implementation task force. Sets forth task force's membership. Requires the task force to develop an implementation plan that will result in a uniform physical education program in grades K-8 and that takes the foll...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Food and Beverages
S.B. 154
Requires the state board to develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to public school students during the school day. Requires the state board of education to consult with other state agencies, private foundations and other priva...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Student Health Promotion Act of 2005
S.B. 473
Requiring each county board of education to include the importance of physical activity as part of instruction in health education; requiring all vending machines in public schools to have and use a timing device in accordance with specified policies.

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Physical Education Director
S.B. 233
Requiring the State Department of Education to employ a full-time director of physical education.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2005rs/billfile/sb0233.htm...

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OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12Physical Education
S.B. 312
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, the state board of Education must require, as a condition of accreditation, that school districts provide to all students physical education programs which may include athletics. The state board must also require that ...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Elementary Schools
S.B. 1130
Clarifies that physical education is to include activities such as, but not limited to, cardiovascular, muscle
building, or stretching exercises, as appropriate. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0350+pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Health and Nutrition in Schools
S.B. 172
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 cafeteria, whether sold by contract, commercial vendor, or otherwise.

Requires every district to appoint a food servic...

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NDTo governor 03/2005P-12High School Units
H.B. 1048
Changes what each public and nonpublic high school must make available to each student In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction from one-half unit of health and one-half unit of physical education during each school year, to just one...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Sports Activities
S.B. 2
Defines "organized physical activity course." Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, allows a student in grades 9-12 successfully completing an organized physical activity course meeting certain specifications to earn .5 unit of physical education credit towa...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Physical Fitness in Schools
S.B. 871
Relates to the physical activity and nutrition of students. Identifies childhood obesity as a growing problem in Louisiana. Identifies benefits of regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. States purposes of this section are: (1) To promote, encou...

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VTSigned into law 06/2004P-12Nutrition Policy in Schools
H.B. 272
The purpose of the act is to encourage wellness programs in Vermont public schools and in Vermont communities. Wellness programs will be designed to encourage life-long patterns of healthy eating and regular physical exercise among Vermont citizens. Provides ...

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FLTo governor 05/2004P-12Middle Grades Reform Act
S.B. 354
Creates the "Middle School Reform Act;" provides definitions; prescribes program criteria and content; provides a timeline for implementation; requires an academic performance study of middle grade students and schools with recommendations for increase in perf...

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ALSigned into law 05/2004P-12Urges Instruction in Healthy Lifestyle Choices
S.J.R. 97
Urges schools to provide instruction on healthy lifestyle choices including programs for physical education; urges restrictions on granting waivers for physical education. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Art, Music and Physical Education at the Elementary Level
H.B. 1014
Requires local boards to incorporate art, music, and physical education as a part of the instructional program at the elementary school level, and to employ five elementary resource positions per 1,000 students in kindergarten through grade five for art, music...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Physical Education
S.B. 78
Requires the department of education to encourage K- 12 schools to provide quality physical education that develops the knowledge, attitudes, skills, behavior, and motivation needed to be physically fit for life. Requires the department to encourage those scho...

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LASigned into law 07/2003P-12Half Hour of Daily Physical Activity for Grades K-6
S.B. 398
Starting in the 2004-05 school year and thereafter, requires every public school serving students in grades K-6 to offer students at least 30 minutes of quality physical activity every school day.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/03RS/CVT2/OUT/0000KT2Y.PD...

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Drug 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 a review of Washington State's "Healthy Youth Survey." Director must report to legislature in fall 2003 with recommend...

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FLRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Teacher Certification
FAC 6A-4.028
The current model for certification in physical education is replaced by a new comprehensive, grades K-12, physical education certification area effective July 1, 2003 as adopted in Rule 6A-4.0283, F.A.C. FLORIDA REG 27169 (SN) http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12School Requirement For Physical Education
S.B. 936
Changes the requirement for physical education under Arkansas Code from students through grade 9 to students through grade 8; requires the district to provide assurance of compliance....

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Local School Health/Physical Education Advisory Councils
S.B. 2339
Allows local boards to create a local school health/physical education advisory council to help the district implement health and physical education instruction. Lists areas in which local school health/physical education councils may make recommendations and ...

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 09/2002P-12Encourages school districts to provide quality physical education
S.B. 1868
Encourages school districts, to the extent resources are available, to provide quality physical education. Permits a school district or county superintendent of schools to grant an exemption for a student from courses in physical education during grades 10 to ...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Physical Education
A.B. 1793
Imposes new duties on the state department regarding physical education. Requires the department to monitor the number of hours of physical instruction offered to pupils in grades 1 to 12. Requires the Board of Education to adopt model content standards in the...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Marching Band as P.E. Credit Towards Graduation
S.B. 20E
Permits completion of one semester of marching band with grade C or better to be included as 1/2 credit of physical education graduation requirement. See bill section 132, page 354, line 27 ff: www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s...

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TNSigned into law 05/2002P-12Physical Education
S.J.R. 569
Expresses sense that each school-age child should have access to and participate in daily physical education and activity as part of educational experience; encourages public schools to promote physical activity and well-being among students to combat prevalen...

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness
H.B. 161
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2002rs/bills/hb161.htm...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12State Physical Activity Coordinator and K-9 P.E. Recommendations
S.B. 2249
Requires department employment of physical activity coordinator for grades K-12, and specifies qualifications and duties of such. Recommends duration and frequency of physical education classes in grades K-9, beginning with 2002-2003 school year....

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12New State Reporting Requirements for Physical Ed.
A.B. 367
Imposes new duties on the State Department of Education regarding physical education, including, among others, that the department would be required to issue a notice of noncompliance to each school district that fails to comply with certain requirements, incl...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Physical Activity
S.B. 19
The state board by rule may require a student enrolled in kindergarten or a grade level below grade 7in an elementary school setting to participate in daily physical activity as part of a school district's physical education curriculum or through structured ac...

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Marching Band Physical Education
H.B. 554
Establishes marching band as a physical education requirement....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Physical Education Component
H.B. 1187
The law is clarified so that Physical Education is no longer mandatory by law. Rather the State Board of Education can set the standard requirements for Physical Education. ...

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