2017-01-27: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/01/2017)
2017-02-01: Committee recommended measure be held for further study
2017-06-02: Scheduled for consideration (06/07/2017)
2017-06-07: Committee recommends passage of Sub A
2017-06-09: Placed on House Calendar (06/13/2017)
2017-06-13: Referred to Senate Education
2017-06-13: House passed Sub A
2017-06-16: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/21/2017)
2017-06-21: Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
2017-06-22: Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/27/2017)
2017-06-24: Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/27/2017)
2017-06-27: Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
2017-06-28: Transmitted to Governor
2017-06-30: Signed by Governor
Changes since original draft
2017 – H 5177
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
A N A C T
RELATING TO EDUCATION
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 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 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 shalltake effect upon passage. ======== LC000564 ========
BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
A N A C T
RELATING TO EDUCATION
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 ========
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