Legislative Update for February 3, 2016
Welcome to the IAHPERD Legislative Update Center
Representative Linda Chapa LaVia has introduced House Bill 4592 – No PE Waivers. Versions of this bill have been introduced before but never so early in the legislative session. Please contact your legislator to express your support for this bill. HB 4592 would eliminate all PE waivers. We know the positive impact quality daily physical education has on our students. IAHPERD members, we need to share that knowledge with our. Now is the time to end the waivers. We are essential to the students of Illinois.
Shape Up Illinois will have a new look this year. Legislators will be doing a double take this year. Due to scheduling issues with the Illinois House of Representatives IAHPERD will be in Springfield on March 2nd and March 9th. Contact Deb Vogel at email@example.com if you are interested in participating. Be prepared to get your steps in, because we walk into the offices of every legislator in at the capitol.
Finally we are monitoring all legislative action that pertains to physical education and health education. As we receive details regarding specific bills from our lobbyists, that information will be passed on the IAHPERD membership. Our lobbying team consists of Jennifer Ross, Jenni Purdue and Shana Harrison. This is a seasoned team that understands the importance of health and physical education. We are fortunate to have them working on our behalf.