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Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA HB 389 - Mandatory physical education for all students
Summary:Would require physical education classes for all students K - 12.
Sponsor(s):Representative Gloria L. Fox (D)
Status:
As of 2/18/2013: Referred to Joint Committee on Education
As of 2/18/2013: January 18, 2013 - Filed

Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA HB 478 - Regarding physical education in schools
Summary:Would make physical education a required subject in all grades for all students in public schools or commonwealth charter schools, with additional requirements including that all public schools and commonwealth charter schools shall be required to provide a minimum of 30 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity to all students in K-8 grades.
Sponsor(s):Representative Jeffrey Sanchez (D)
Status:
As of 5/16/2013: Hearing scheduled for September 12, 2013
As of 2/18/2013: Referred to Joint Committee on Education
As of 2/18/2013: January 18, 2013 - Filed

Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA HB 364 - Act to improve physical education
Summary:Would establish the Massachusetts Physical Education Pilot Program, in order to provide matching grants to not less than 6 public elementary, middle, or high schools across the commonwealth for the purpose of determining the potential for statewide expansion and enhancement of physical education in all public schools.
Sponsor(s):Representative Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera (D)
Status:
As of 5/16/2013: Hearing scheduled for September 12, 2013
As of 2/18/2013: Filed on January 16, 2013, referred to Joint Committee on Education

Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA SB 246 - Healthy Kids Act
Summary:Would make physical education a required subject in all grades for all students in public schools or commonwealth charter schools, with additional requirements including that all public schools and commonwealth charter schools shall be required to provide a minimum of 30 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity to all students in K-8 grades.
Sponsor(s):Senator Thomas M. McGee (D)
Status:
As of 5/16/2013: Hearing scheduled for September 12, 2013
As of 2/19/2013: Introduced, referred to Joint Committee on Education

Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA SB 2047 - Evaluation of physical education in schools
Summary:Would require that the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, in conjunction with the commissioner of public health, conduct an evaluation of current physical education standards, practices, and instruction provided to students in grades pre-kindergarten to 12.
Sponsor(s):Joint Committee on Education
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.