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Sponsors: Reps. Kirsh and Hinson
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Introduced in the House on January 11, 2005
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: Band may be substituted for physical education programs
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/8/2004 House Prefiled 12/8/2004 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/11/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-83 1/11/2005 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-83
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 59-29-80, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COURSES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ROTC PROGRAMS, SO AS TO ALLOW BAND TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-29-80(A) the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 368 of 1996, is further amended to read:
shall be established and is provided in all the public schools of this State physical education , training and instruction of pupils of both sexes, and every a pupil attending any a school, in so far as if he is fit physically fit and able to do so, shall take the course or courses provided by this section. Suitable modified courses shall be are provided for students a student 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.
(2) The following programs are acceptable instead of physical fitness instruction for all purposes, academic or nonacademic:
(a) a military or naval ROTC program sponsored by one of the military services of the United States; or
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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