Bill 3071: Physical education alternatives South Carolina Legislature Online



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South Carolina General Assembly

122nd Session, 2017-2018


H. 3071
STATUS INFORMATION
General Bill

Sponsors: Reps. Toole, Long, Yow and Felder

Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\18972wab17.docx

Companion/Similar bill(s): 302, 3821


Introduced in the House on January 10, 2017

Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works


Summary: Physical education alternatives

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number

12/15/2016 House Prefiled

12/15/2016 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

1/10/2017 House Introduced and read first time (House Journalpage 64)

1/10/2017 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journalpage 64)

1/12/2017 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder


View the latest legislative information at the website

VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
12/15/2016

A BILL


TO AMEND SECTION 592980, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSTRUCTION ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTION REQUIRED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO INCLUDE MARCHING BAND INSTRUCTION BASED ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AND PARTICIPATION ON INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS TEAMS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:


SECTION 1. Section 592980(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

“(A)(1) There shall be is established and provided in all the public schools of this State physical education, training and instruction of pupils of both sexes, and every pupil attending any school, in so far as he is physically fit and able to do so, shall take the course or courses provided by this section. Suitable modified courses shall must be provided for students physically or mentally unable or unfit to take the course or courses prescribed for normal pupils. However, in any public school which offers a military or naval ROTC program sponsored by one of the military services of the United States, training in such a program may be deemed equivalent to physical education instruction, and may be accepted in lieu of such instruction for all purposes, academic or nonacademic, as may hereinafter be provided. As alternatives to completing this standard physical education coursework, the following programs are acceptable equivalents, completion of which is acceptable in lieu of standard physical education instruction for all purposes, academic or nonacademic:



(a) a Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program;

(b) instruction in marching band that is based on the South Carolina Academic Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts and which incorporates the South Carolina Academic Standards for Physical Education; and

(c) participation during a full sports season of an interscholastic athletics team, including a competitive cheerleading team, authorized by the High School League to participate in events sanctioned by the league, if this participation incorporates the South Carolina Academic Standards for Physical Education.

(2) A student who completes an acceptable equivalent to required physical education coursework pursuant to item (1) still must complete the requirements of Chapter 32 of this title, concerning health education.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and is applicable beginning with the 20172018 school year.

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