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HB19-1032:Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education

Reproductive Freedom
Bill Number: HB19-1032
Year: 2019
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Caraveo/S. Lontine / N. Todd / D. Coram

Description:

The bill moves provisions of the statutory legislative declaration
to a nonstatutory legislative declaration.
The bill clarifies content requirements for public schools that offer
comprehensive human sexuality education and prohibits instruction from
explicitly or implicitly teaching or endorsing religious ideology or
sectarian tenets or doctrines, using shame-based or stigmatizing language
or instructional tools, employing gender norms or gender stereotypes, or
excluding the relational or sexual experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
or transgender individuals.
Current law provides for a comprehensive human sexuality
education grant program. The bill amends certain provisions of the grant
program to:
• Require the department of public health and environment
to submit an annual report concerning the outcomes of the
grant program indefinitely;
• Add 8 representatives to the oversight entity and require
membership of the oversight entity to be comprised of at
least 7 members who are members of groups of people who
have been or might be discriminated against;
• Require grant applicants to demonstrate a need for money
to implement comprehensive human sexuality education;
and
• Require that rural public schools or public schools that do
not currently offer comprehensive human sexuality
education receive priority when selecting grant applicants.
The bill provides a general appropriation of at least $1 million
annually for the grant program.
The bill prohibits the state board of education from waiving the
content requirements for any public school that provides comprehensive
human sexuality education.


Current Status:

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations (2-28-19)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services (2-21-19)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (2-19-19)
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor (2-15-19)
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (2-14-19)
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (2-12-19)
House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/30/2019)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance (01/04/2019)



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