House Bill #5177 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM

Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to consider incorporating substance abuse education and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.

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  • 2017 – H 5177
  • 2017 – H 5177 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION
  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – CURRICULUM
  • Introduced By: Representatives O'Brien, Kazarian, Marshall, Bennett, and Solomon
  • Date Introduced: January 19, 2017
  • Referred To: House Health, Education & Welfare
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 16-22-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-22 entitled "Curriculum [See Title 16 Chapter 97 - The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 16-22-4. Instruction in health and physical education.
  • (a) All children in grades one through twelve (12) attending public schools, or any other schools managed and controlled by the state, shall receive in those schools instruction in health and physical education under rules and regulations the department of elementary and secondary education may prescribe or approve during periods which shall average at least twenty (20) minutes in each school day. No private school or private instruction shall be approved by any school committee for the purposes of chapter 19 of this title as substantially equivalent to that required by law of a child attending a public school in the same city and/or town unless instruction in health and physical education similar to that required in public schools shall be given. Commencing September 1, 2012, the required health education curriculum shall be based on the health education standards of the Rhode Island Health Education Framework: Health Literacy for All Students as promulgated by the Rhode Island department of education and consistent with the mandated health instructional outcomes therein. Commencing September 1, 2012, the required physical education curriculum shall be based on the physical education standards of the Rhode Island Physical Education Framework: Supporting Physically Active Lifestyles through Quality Physical Education as promulgated by the Rhode Island department of education and consistent with the instructional outcomes therein.
  • (b) The department of elementary and secondary education shall consider, in consultation with the state department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, the incorporation of substance abuse prevention into the health education curriculum. For the purpose of this section, "substance abuse prevention" means the implementation of evidence-based, age- appropriate programs, practices, or curricula related to the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC000564 ========
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 16-22-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-22 entitled "Curriculum [See Title 16 Chapter 97 - The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]"is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 16-22-4. Instruction in health and physical education.
  • (a) All children in grades one through twelve (12) attending public schools, or any other schools managed and controlled by the state, shall receive in those schools instruction in health and physical education under rules and regulations the department of elementary and secondary education may prescribe or approve during periods which shall average at least twenty (20) minutes in each school day. No private school or private instruction shall be approved by any school committee for the purposes of chapter 19 of this title as substantially equivalent to that required by law of a child attending a public school in the same city and/or town unless instruction in health and physical education similar to that required in public schools shall be given. Commencing September 1, 2012, the required health education curriculum shall be based on the health education standards of the Rhode Island Health Education Framework: Health Literacy for All Students as promulgated by the Rhode Island department of education and consistent with the mandated health instructional outcomes therein. Commencing September 1, 2012, the required physical education curriculum shall be based on the physical education standards of the Rhode Island Physical Education Framework: Supporting Physically Active Lifestyles through Quality Physical Education as promulgated by the Rhode Island department of education and consistent with the instructional outcomes therein.
  • (b) The department of elementary and secondary education shall consider, in consultation with the state department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, the incorporation of substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum. For the purpose of this section, "substance abuse prevention" means the implementation of evidence-based, age appropriate programs, practices, or curricula related to the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; "suicide prevention" means the implementation of evidence-based appropriate programs, practices, or curricula related to mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – CURRICULUM
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  • This act would require the department of elementary and secondary education to consider incorporating substance abuse education into the health education curriculum.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000564 ========
  • This act would require the department of elementary and secondary education to consider incorporating substance abuse education and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000564/SUB A ========
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Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for PASSAGE

June 13, 2017 at 4:30pm
Yeas: 74 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn NV
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y