Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2007
Contact: Dave Nelson (512) 463-0112

FINAL VERSION OF FITNESS INITIATIVE SENT TO GOVERNOR

AUSTIN -- A conference committee has reached an agreement on differences between the Senate and House versions of SB 530 by State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville, promoting basic health and exercise among our student population. The House approved the report today, and the bill next moves to the governor's desk.

"More than a third of our student population is overweight, putting them at higher risk of developing chronic illnesses. We can reverse this trend, but only if we restore in our public schools a strong focus on basic health and exercise," said Senator Nelson, a former school teacher and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.

The conference report on SB 530 by Senator Nelson contains the following provisions:

Senator Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville, represents District 12, encompassing parts of Tarrant and Denton counties.

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