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Representative Pat Conroy (D) prefiled a bill which probably isn’t going to get a lot of republican support in the Missouri General Assembly.





4576L.01I                                                           D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


To amend chapter 10, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the designation of the official state exercise.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

           Section A. Chapter 10, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 10.115, to read as follows:

           10.115. The exercise commonly known and referred to as “jumping jacks”, which was invented by Missouri-born General John J. Pershing as a drill exercise for cadets when he was a tactical officer at West Point in the late 1800s, is selected for and shall be known as the official exercise of the state of Missouri.

Why would that be? You could take a wild guess:

You’re the First to Know: Jumping Jacks World Record

Posted by on December 12, 2011

….Back in October, the First Lady joined students, teachers, and parents from all over the country to reach for a big goal: partnering with National Geographic Kids to break the world record for the number of people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The old record was over 20,000 people, so trying to break it was no small feat.

Today, we’re proud to announce that with your help, 300,265 people jumped that day!  Breaking the record is a huge accomplishment. But we still have a lot of work left to do to meet an even bigger goal: ending childhood obesity within a generation so all children have a chance to grow up healthy and strong.

To reach that goal, we need to make sure that all kids are getting the nutrition they need, have a chance to be active each day and get support from our schools, families and communities. That’s what Let’s Move! is all about.

Yeah, that’s got to doom the bill in the General Assembly.