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House Panel Advances Body Mass Bill

MARCH 2, 2007 - Posted at 7:48 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A vote by the full Arkansas House could come today on a revised measure that overhauls the state's mandatory tracking of students' body mass, weakening -- but not repealing -- a law enacted under former Governor Mike Huckabee to help curb childhood obesity.

The House Education Committee voted yesterday to advance an amended version of the legislation by Representative Keven Anderson of Rogers.

The bill would make it easier for students to opt out of the BMI reports and would require the tests only every other year, instead of annually. The proposal also exempts high school juniors and seniors from the body-mass tracking.

The House had earlier passed legislation to repeal the BMI tracking altogether, but the Senate amended the bill to allow for some BMI reports. The proposal now heads to the House to concur with the Senate amendments.

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