House Bill 16

Last Action to Education (H)
Title AN ACT relating to obesity in school children.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 13
Sponsors L. Belcher, S. Overly
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 158.856 to clarify that school physical activity assessment tools shall generate: data on the amount of time and the types of activity required by KRS 160.345(11); performance and progress data necessary to monitor health risk behaviors and indicators identified by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to design programs to increase physical activity of children and reduce childhood diabetes and obesity; fitness information to assist students and the student's parents or guardians in planning home activities; and aggregate school fitness data to assist school councils in reviewing and implementing wellness policies; require school districts to submit supporting data with required summary; amend KRS 160.345 to require schools containing kindergarten through grade 5 to provide a minimum of 45 minutes per week of physical activity for half day kindergarten and 90 minutes per week for full day kindergarten through grade 5.
Index Headings of Original Version Children and Minors - Physical activity of school children, assessment of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Physical activity of children, assessment of and data use
State Agencies - Kentucky Board of Education, physical activity assessment, requirements of
Teachers - Physical activity of children, assessment of and data use


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • To: Interim Joint Committee on Education
  • introduced in House
  • to Education (H)

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