HB 455

Status: Vetoed by governor
Author: Rep. Alma Allen 
Sponsor: Sen. Kirk Watson
Summary: Requires the Department of State Health Services School Health Advisory Committee to develop model policies for recess that encourage constructive, age-appropriate outdoor playtime. The policies must include guidelines for outdoor equipment and facilities that maximize the effectiveness of outdoor physical activity. School boards must adopt a recess policy based on those model policies and review/revise the policy as needed at least every five years. The local recess policy must specify the required number of minutes of weekly unstructured playtime, and whether recess time can be withheld as punishment. VETOED - see governor's rationale here.

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