2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Hines, Straughter
AN ACT TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL TO INCLUDE WITHIN ITS PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES NOT LESS THAN TWELVE WEEKS EACH SCHOOL YEAR OF HEALTH INSTRUCTION, WHICH MUST INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS OF BIOTERRORISM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. In addition to the curriculum otherwise required by law or by the State Board of Education to be taught in the public schools of this state, each public school shall include not less than twelve (12) weeks each school year of health instruction as part of the school's physical education classes. The health instruction required under this section must include instruction on significant aspects of bioterrorism.
SECTION 2. Section 1 of this act shall be codified as a separate code section in Chapter 13, Title 37, Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.