senate Bill S649A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to create a pilot program to improve physical education/physical activity programs in certain schools

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2012 print number 649a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 22, 2011 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1492
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

S649 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1419A
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S125, A4695

S649 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to create a pilot program to improve physical education/physical activity programs in certain schools.

S649 - Sponsor Memo

S649 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   649

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT directing the commissioner of education to create a pilot program
  to improve physical education/physical activity  programs  in  certain
  schools;  and  providing for the repeal of such provision upon expira-
  tion thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and  intent.  The United States is
confronting a devastating obesity epidemic. The primary causes of child-
hood obesity - lack of physical activity and poor  diet  -  continue  to
permeate  youth  culture  and  will  diminish hundreds of thousands more
lives and cost billions more  dollars  if  left  un-reversed.  26.5%  of
adults in New York report that they do not engage in any physical activ-
ity  compared to the national average of 22%. More than 700,000 New York
City residents have diabetes, most of those suffer from type 2 diabetes,
a devastating disease primarily caused by lack of physical activity  and
poor  diet. Type 2 diabetes is expected to afflict one in three American
children born in and after 2000. The medical cost of treating  diabetics
in New York City is almost half a billion dollars a year; the human toll
and  loss  of  workplace productivity is incalculable.  Overweight youth
10-15 years old have an 80% chance of becoming an obese adult by age 25.
43% of all NYC elementary  school  students  are  overweight  or  obese.
Student-teacher  ratios  for  physical education in New York City are an
estimated 730 to 1. While  New  York  state  requires  physical  fitness
education  in  schools,  many schools have difficulties implementing the
requirements due to limited resources in funding and/or space.
  S 2. (a) The commissioner of education is hereby directed to establish
a physical education/physical activity pilot program. The department  of
education  shall  select  at least ten public elementary, middle or high

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S649A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1419A
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S125, A4695

S649A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to create a pilot program to improve physical education/physical activity programs in certain schools.

S649A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S649A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 649--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT directing the commissioner of education to create a pilot program
  to improve physical education/physical activity  programs  in  certain
  schools;  and  providing for the repeal of such provision upon expira-
  tion thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and  intent.  The United States is
confronting a devastating obesity epidemic. The primary causes of child-
hood obesity - lack of physical activity and poor  diet  -  continue  to
permeate  youth  culture  and  will  diminish hundreds of thousands more
lives and cost billions more  dollars  if  left  un-reversed.  26.5%  of
adults in New York report that they do not engage in any physical activ-
ity  compared to the national average of 22%. More than 700,000 New York
City residents have diabetes, most of those suffer from type 2 diabetes,
a devastating disease primarily caused by lack of physical activity  and
poor  diet. Type 2 diabetes is expected to afflict one in three American
children born in and after 2000. The medical cost of treating  diabetics
in New York City is almost half a billion dollars a year; the human toll
and  loss  of  workplace productivity is incalculable.  Overweight youth
10-15 years old have an 80% chance of becoming an obese adult by age 25.
43% of all NYC elementary  school  students  are  overweight  or  obese.
Student-teacher  ratios  for  physical education in New York City are an
estimated 730 to 1. While  New  York  state  requires  physical  fitness
education  in  schools,  many schools have difficulties implementing the
requirements due to limited resources in funding and/or space.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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