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2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 474
Student Health and Fitness Act; establish health advisory councils; require local boards of education to adopt school health program
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to establish school health advisory councils to serve as advisory bodies to local boards of education on health, physical education, and nutrition policy; to provide for a short title; to provide certain requirements for physical education instruction for students in kindergarten and grades one through eight; to encourage a wide range of supplemental health, physical activity, and nutrition programs that may be provided on school property beyond the confines of the traditional school day; to require local boards of education to adopt and implement a coordinated school health program; to provide for a state office to promote student health and physical fitness; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/28/2006 - House Second Readers
Feb/23/2006 - House First Readers
Feb/22/2006 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/22/2006 - Senate Third Read
Feb/16/2006 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/15/2006 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/01/2006 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/31/2006 - Senate Hopper
Feb/22/2006 - Senate Vote #687Yea(42)Nay(7)NV(3)
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