Street-Scale & Community Improvements Legislation

This section of the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center contains information about state legislation that have been introduced or enacted as well as regulations that have been finalized in order to make street-scale and community improvements.

Legislation:

  • Georgia Senate Bill 12 (2013) - Introduced - Relates to general provisions for torts, limits liability for a governing authority of a school that enters into a recreational joint-use agreement with a public or private entity, provides for definitions, provides for specifications for a recreational joint-use agreement, provides for applicability, provides an effective date, repeals conflicting laws.
  • New Mexico House Bill 380 (2013) - Committee - Makes an appropriation for a youth fitness and wellness center in Albuquerque.
  • New York Assembly Bill 1171 (2013) - Committee - Creates a legislative task force on outdoor environmental education and recreation that will benefit residents of New York state by stewardship and conservation of the environment, an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources as well as acknowledgment of the health benefits of time spent in nature.
  • Texas House Bill 725 (2013) - Introduced - Relates to the establishment of a community development grocery store revolving loan fund program.

Laws:

  • California Assembly Bill 516 (2011) - Enacted - Amends existing law which requires the Department of Transportation to establish and administer a Safe Routes to School program, and which requires the department to rate submitted proposals. Substitutes a rating factor relating to the use of a specified public participation process, with involvement by the public, schools, parents, teachers, local agencies, the business community and others. Adds another factor relating to the benefit of a proposal to a low-income school.

Regulations:

 

  • Kentucky Regulation 19202 (2010) - Adopted - KRS 174.120 requires the Transportation Cabinet to develop and coordinate a bikeway program in assistance and cooperation with local governments and other agencies. KRS 174.125 establishes the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission (KBBC) within the Transportation Cabinet to serve as an advisor to the secretary in matters related to the interests of the bikeway program and the bicycling public. This administrative regulation implements the procedures related to KRS 174.120 and 174.125.

 
Note: Women In Government provides sample legislation as an educational resource and does not endorse any specific piece of legislation.