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Public Act 094-0199


 

Public Act 0199 94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
Public Act 094-0199
 
SB0162 Enrolled LRB094 07668 NHT 37842 b

    AN ACT concerning schools.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.137 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.137 new)
    Sec. 2-3.137. School wellness policies; taskforce.
    (a) The State Board of Education shall establish a State
goal that all school districts have a wellness policy that is
consistent with recommendations of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommendations include
the following:
        (1) nutrition guidelines for all foods sold on school
    campus during the school day;
        (2) setting school goals for nutrition education and
    physical activity;
        (3) establishing community participation in creating
    local wellness policies; and
        (4) creating a plan for measuring implementation of
    these wellness policies.
    The Department of Public Health, the Department of Human
Services, and the State Board of Education shall form an
interagency working group to publish model wellness policies
and recommendations. Sample policies shall be based on CDC
recommendations for nutrition and physical activity. The State
Board of Education shall distribute the model wellness policies
to all school districts before June 1, 2006.
    (b) There is created the School Wellness Policy Taskforce,
consisting of the following members:
        (1) One member representing the State Board of
    Education, appointed by the State Board of Education.
        (2) One member representing the Department of Public
    Health, appointed by the Director of Public Health.
        (3) One member representing the Department of Human
    Services, appointed by the Secretary of Human Services.
        (4) One member of an organization representing the
    interests of school nurses in this State, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (5) One member of an organization representing the
    interests of school administrators in this State,
    appointed by the interagency working group.
        (6) One member of an organization representing the
    interests of school boards in this State, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (7) One member of an organization representing the
    interests of regional superintendents of schools in this
    State, appointed by the interagency working group.
        (8) One member of an organization representing the
    interests of parent-teacher associations in this State,
    appointed by the interagency working group.
        (9) One member of an organization representing the
    interests of pediatricians in this State, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (10) One member of an organization representing the
    interests of dentists in this State, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (11) One member of an organization representing the
    interests of dieticians in this State, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (12) One member of an organization that has an interest
    and expertise in heart disease, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (13) One member of an organization that has an interest
    and expertise in cancer, appointed by the interagency
    working group.
        (14) One member of an organization that has an interest
    and expertise in childhood obesity, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (15) One member of an organization that has an interest
    and expertise in the importance of physical education and
    recreation in preventing disease, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (16) One member of an organization that has an interest
    and expertise in school food service, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (17) One member of an organization that has an interest
    and expertise in school health, appointed by the
    interagency working group.
        (18) One member of an organization that campaigns for
    programs and policies for healthier school environments,
    appointed by the interagency working group.
        (19) One at-large member with a doctorate in nutrition,
    appointed by the State Board of Education.
    Members of the taskforce shall serve without compensation.
The taskforce shall meet at the call of the State Board of
Education. The taskforce shall report its identification of
barriers to implementing school wellness policies and its
recommendations to reduce those barriers to the General
Assembly and the Governor on or before January 1, 2006. The
taskforce shall report its recommendations on statewide school
nutrition standards to the General Assembly and the Governor on
or before January 1, 2007. The taskforce shall report its
evaluation of the effectiveness of school wellness policies to
the General Assembly and the Governor on or before January 1,
2008. The evaluation shall review a sample size of 5 to 10
school districts. Reports shall be made to the General Assembly
by filing copies of each report as provided in Section 3.1 of
the General Assembly Organization Act. Upon the filing of the
last report, the taskforce is dissolved.
    (c) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules
necessary to implement this Section.
    (d) Nothing in this Section may be construed as a
curricular mandate on any school district.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/12/2005