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Legislature OKs mandatory physical education bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature has given final passage to a bill that will make it more difficult for students in
kindergarten through eighth grade to get out of physical education classes.

The House voted 72-7 Wednesday to go along with changes made in the Senate to the bill that would require students in grades K-8 to take physical education.

The original bill made exceptions for Junior ROTC and band.

The bill by Democratic Rep. Ken Guin of Carbon Hill was amended
in the Senate to allow members of dance teams to be excused from gym classes.

A similar bill passed the Legislature last year and was vetoed
by Gov. Bob Riley.


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