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2018 Regular Session



Education - Student Use of Backpacks - Assessment and Reduction of Health Effects

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sydnor


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Requiring that public school personnel, parents, and students receive educational information concerning the health effects of student use of overweight backpacks; authorizing a county board of education to allow Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine to conduct scoliosis examinations on students in the county schools; requiring school personnel to engage parent-teacher associations and students to assess matters concerning students' use of backpacks and to promote certain strategies relating to students' backpack usage; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Sydnor
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0164
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Bill imposes a local government mandate which is a directive in a bill requiring a local government unit to perform a task or assume a responsibility that has a discernible fiscal impact on the local government unit
Ways and Means
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Assessments
Associations -see also- Cooperative Associations
Diseases -see also- AIDS; Rabies
Education, Boards of
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Local Government Mandates
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Public Employees -see also- State Employees
Public Information
Public Schools
Statutes:Article - Education

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February 19, 2018 10:37 A.M.