Appropriate age for dating
AB 517 Amends the State Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act that authorizes school districts to provide sexual health education that include HIV/AIDS prevention education.
Allows written permission by parental or legal guardian to opt out of sexuality education.Creates additional requirements for sex education, including teaching the benefits of delaying sexual activity and stressing importance of using effective contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.Requires the Department of Education, among other things, to develop list of appropriate curricula and create rules for instructor qualifications.Prohibits a student's attendance without such permission. SB 146 Updates existing law related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to apply provisions that previously only applied to HIV to all STIs.A new definition is established to include HIV and relevant types of hepatitis in the STI definition.The bill includes that accurate, age-appropriate and culturally responsive STI prevention curricula shall be provided to schools.
HB 859/ SB 1056 Requires each public school that offers programs regarding human sexuality, including family planning, pregnancy, or sexually transmitted infections prevention, including the prevention of HIV and AIDS, to provide comprehensive, medically accurate, and factual information that is developmentally and age appropriate.
HB 156 Requires local school boards to adopt policies to promote the involvement of parents in the school district’s education program, in consultation with parents, teachers and school administrators.
Among other requirements, the policies must allow parents to object to and withdraw a child from an activity, class or program.
In addition, sets requirements for those who teach sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education.
SB 1020 Amends existing law to allow school districts to provide sex education instruction unless a parent provides written permission for a student to opt out of instruction.
A 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey indicates that more than 47 percent of all high school students say they have had sex, and 15 percent of high school students have had sex with four or more partners during their lifetime.