Public Policy Priorites

During the 2nd regular session of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly, the SC Alliance of YMCAs had a number of legislative successes.

CPR  in Schools— House Bill 3265 was enacted as Act 152, also known as Ronald Rouse’s Law to provide each student in grades 9-12 with  hands on instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Healthy Food in School—Senate bill 484 was voted into law to ensure schools are meeting nutritional standards    set by the USDA and that the standards are regularly updated with the USDA guidelines.  The law will also help the    community understand how schools are meeting nutrition standards by reporting compliance in existing school health improvement plans and allow flexibility for schools to exceed the standards.

Please click here for the complete listing of 2015-2016 Public Policy Priorities