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A Bill to Keep State Parks in California Open



This bill (AB 1478) prohibits the California Parks and Recreation department from closing or proposing the closure of a state park during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 fiscal years. Read the full legislation here. ...

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AB 1915



The text to Assembly Bill 1915, approved by the California State Senate in order to encourage the development of safe walking routes to school, for children. ...

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AB 441



The text to AB 441 which would create improvements in transportation planning in order to promote health equity. ...

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About FitnessGram



This is the official website of FitnessGram the tool employed by Texas schools and schools across the country to assess, report, and educate its users about the need for everyday activity. ...

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2012 Companion Bill- Community Parks Revitalization Act (CPR) Introduced in Congress



The CPR Act was introduced by Senators Hagan (D-NC), Kerry (D-MA), and Gillibrand (D-NY), as a companion bill to the Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act (H.R. 709), introduced in 2011 by Sen. Albio Sires (D-NJ). This bill would provide matching federal grants for park and recreation infrastructure located in metropolitan ...

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A Look at Safe Routes to School Acheivements (2012)



According to the National Center for Safe Routes to School, 2012 marked record levels of participation in walk to school programs. Some of the key contributing factors which made Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs a success in 2012 were: The establishment of Bike to School day in May 2012; Support from groups like the Safe Routes National Partnership, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Safe Kids USA, and Easier access to SRTS resources through the walkbiketoschool.org website. For more on the history of SRTS and milestones reached in 2012 click here.  ...

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2012 NISD Non-School Use of School Facilities



A copy of NISD's 2012 improved policy on non-school use of facilities. In this policy NISD allows organizations such as the YMCA, Boys Scouts, church leagues, and the like, use elementary school gymnasiums with scheduling and contract agreements. Requests for use of the school's playing field are to be submitted directly to the principal according to this policy. ...

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2013 Legislative Priorities for United Way Dallas



During 2013 Texas Legislative Session, United Way Dallas will lobby for improvements to policies in the areas of education, income, and health. Childhood obesity prevention is a top health priority for United Way Dallas who plans on supporting policies that would protect annual FITNESSGRAM testing as well as health and physical education programs. United Way also supports increased access to nutritious school meals and reduction of barriers for community gardens. To support United Way Dallas in any of these policies, advocates can sign up here. ...

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“Vulnerable road user ordinance takes effect today”



The Vulnerable Road User Ordinance was passed on Dec. 7 and aims at protecting people other than motorists who use public ...

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