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HF 2113

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/25/2014 03:09pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring aquatics instruction in public schools;amending
Laws 2010, chapter 396, section 7, subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Laws 2010, chapter 396, section 7, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Standards adoption.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections
120B.021, subdivision 2, and 120B.023, any statutory criteria required when reviewing
or revising standards and benchmarks and any requirements governing the content of
statewide standards or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of education shall
initially adopt the most recent standards developed by the National Association for Sport
and Physical Education for physical education in grades kindergarten through 12.

(b) The commissioner must include aquatics instruction in the standards for physical
education in kindergarten through grade 12. A school site without a pool or without
access to a pool within ten miles of the school site at least must provide the students with
instruction on water safety, water safety rescue techniques, dry land strokes, kick practice,
and buoyancy principles. A person providing aquatics instruction under this paragraph
must possess a current certificate from the American Red Cross or YMCA of the U.S.A.
lifeguard training program or be equivalently qualified. In addition, the person must be
certified in standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2010, chapter 396, section 7, the effective date, is amended to read:


EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment
except for subdivision 3, paragraph (b), which is effective in the 2014-2015 school year
and later
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