SB 614 (Kehoe) would promote self-defense and safety awareness training in After School Education and Safety programs
On April 13, 2011, SB 614 passed the Senate Education Committee on an 8-1 vote. It was amended to eliminate the proposed funding priority for programs providing self-defense and safety awareness training. SB 614, as introduced, would specify that opportunities for physical activity in After School Education and Safety programs may include age- and gender-appropriate self-defense and safety awareness training, and would give applicants or programs operating such training priority for new or continued funding. The bill would also provide that up to 5% of the annual grant amount for each grant recipient may be used for training program staff to provide age- and gender-appropriate self-defense and safety awareness training. For more information, including the text of the bill, committee analyses, and voting history, click here.