GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2009

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HOUSE BILL 1757*

 

 

Short Title:        Physical Education and Activity in Schools.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Representatives Insko, Bell, Rapp, Yongue (Primary Sponsors);  M. Alexander, Brown, Carney, England, Faison, Fisher, E. Floyd, Gill, Glazier, Harrison, Hughes, Jackson, Lucas, McLawhorn, Parfitt, Pierce, Ross, Tarleton, and Wray.

Referred to:

Health, if favorable, Education.

May 18, 2010

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to require public schools to use evidence-based fitness testing for students statewide in grades k through 8, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE legislative TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  Part 1 of Article 8 of Chapter 115C of the General Statutes is amended by adding the following new section to read:

" 115C-81.5. Fitness testing.

The State Board of Education shall require the use of evidence-based fitness testing for students statewide in grades K through 8."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.  Implementation of the testing required in Section 1 of this act shall begin with the 2010-2011 school year.