Public schools; physical activity requirement for students in grades kindergarten through five. (SB211)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; physical activity requirement. Requires at least 20 minutes of physical activity per day or an average of 100 minutes per week during the regular school year for students in grades kindergarten through five. This requirement becomes effective beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The current requirement for a program of physical activity available to all students in grades six through 12 with a goal of at least 150 minutes per week on average during the regular school year is not changed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101487D
01/05/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (SB211)
01/21/2016Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2016Passed by for the day
01/28/2016Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2016Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Committee substitute printed 16105579D-H1
02/18/2016Read second time
02/19/2016Read third time
02/19/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105579D-H1
02/19/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB211H1
02/19/2016Passed House with substitute (77-Y 21-N)
02/19/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/19/2016Passed House with substitute (75-Y 23-N)
02/19/2016VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (75-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Title replaced 16105579D-H1
02/24/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB211ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
02/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB211ER)
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 155 (effective - see bill)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.