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Substitute House Bill No. 5467

Public Act No. 16-132

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RED RIBBON PASS PROGRAM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2016) The Department of Education shall establish a Red Ribbon PASS Program. The department shall develop or adopt existing standards to be used for the purpose of recognizing those local and regional school districts that qualify as a highly performing, physically active school system, or as an improving physically active school system. A local or regional board of education may submit, at such time and in such manner as the department prescribes, a request for such recognition by providing (1) the school district's results on the Connecticut physical fitness assessment, and (2) a demonstration of how the school district has satisfied the standards developed or adopted by the department. The department shall make information about the Red Ribbon PASS Program available on the department's Internet web site. The department may accept private donations for the purposes of this section.

Approved June 9, 2016