Synopsis of Committee Amendments

Legislative Service Commission

LSC Synopsis of Senate Amendments

Sub. S.B. 210

128th General Assembly

(H. Health)


Replaces the Senate provision requiring each school district, community school, STEM school, and chartered nonpublic school to provide students with at least 30 minutes of physical activity each school day with a pilot program to implement the requirement in districts and schools that voluntarily agree to participate.

Permits a district or school participating in the pilot program to excuse a student in a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program from the daily physical activity.

Requires the Department of Education to issue an annual report describing how districts and schools participating in the pilot program implemented the 30 minutes of daily physical activity and the financial costs of implementation.

Directs the Department of Education to include whether a district or school is participating in the pilot program as a component of the new report card measure required by the bill.

Changes the process for a school district, community school, STEM school, or chartered nonpublic school to obtain a waiver from the requirement to have students undergo body mass index screenings, by replacing the Senate provision requiring the district or school to demonstrate to the Superintendent of Public Instruction's satisfaction, through submission of an affidavit, that compliance will create an undue financial hardship on the district or school with a provision requiring the Superintendent to grant a waiver upon receipt of an affidavit stating that the district or school is "unable to comply with the requirement."

Permits the Department of Health annually to publish student body mass index and weight status category data, aggregated by county, instead of requiring the Department to do so as provided under the Senate version.