|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S135
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- Passed Senate
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S135 - Details
S135 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S135 TITLE OF BILL: 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 expiration thereof PURPOSE: This bill intends to provide resources for schools to implement a physical education program that provides children with the physical activity needed to maintain a healthy life. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: This section of the bill sets forth the legislative reasoning for the establishment of this pilot program. Section 2: This section of the bill directs the commissioner of education to establish a physical education pilot program for at least 10 elementary, middle, or high schools with seventy-five percent of the schools located in NYC, all to be based on select criteria. This section also establishes the requirements of the contractor. Section 3: This section of the bill requires funding for the program
S135 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 135 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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.
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