Text: H.R.422 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/25/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 422


To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that schools have physical education programs that meet minimum requirements for physical education.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 25, 2011

Mr. Baca introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that schools have physical education programs that meet minimum requirements for physical education.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be referred to as the “Physical Education to Create a Healthier Nation Act”.

SEC. 2. Physical education.

(a) In general.—Subpart 1 of part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

“SEC. 1120C. Physical education.

“(a) In general.—Not later than the beginning of the first school year beginning after the date of enactment of the Physical Education to Create a Healthier Nation Act, each local educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall ensure that each school served by the agency has a physical education program that provides for all students—

“(1) except as provided in paragraph (2)—

“(A) in the case of an elementary school, 150 minutes of physical education per week; and

“(B) in the case of a middle school or high school, 225 minutes of physical education per week; and

“(2) in the case of students with disabilities that impair their ability to participate in physical education, such physical education as is determined appropriate under the individualized education programs of such students (as defined in section 602(14) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

“(b) State plan.—As part of the plan described in section 1111, each State educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall develop a plan to ensure that all schools within the State have a physical education program that meets the requirements under subsection (a).

“(c) Local plan.—As part of the plan described in section 1112, each local educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall develop a plan to ensure that all schools served by the local educational agency have a physical education program that meets the requirements under subsection (a).”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—The table of contents in section 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1120B the following new item:


“Sec. 1120C. Physical education.”.