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SB 20-072: Human Sexuality Education Notification Requirement

Bill Summary:

Current law requires a public school that offers human sexuality education to provide to the parent or legal guardian of each student, prior to commencing the planned curriculum, written notification of the ability to excuse a student and a detailed, substantive outline of the topics and materials to be presented during the planned curriculum. The bill requires an electronic notification to be provided to the parent or legal guardian of each student, in addition to the written notification, 90 days prior to commencing the planned curriculum. The notification must include the date the planned curriculum will be taught and it must be sent separately from any other school notifications. Any materials used during the planned curriculum must be made available for viewing online 90 days prior to the commencement of the planned curriculum. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

CEA Position Rationale: CEA believes this bill will create unnecessary bureaucratic red tape as parents may already opt out and notification is already given. The 90 day requirement is an unrealistic expectation given the needs for scheduling and planning courses.
Legislative Priorities: Mental Health and Socio-Emotional Health, Attract and Retain High Quality Educators and Improve Educator Workload 
Tier: 3

CEA Opposed

Senate Status: Fail
Final Status: Postpone Indefinitely

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Senate Votes:

Fields, RhondaDemocratDistrict 29Pro-Education Vote
Foote, MikeDemocratDistrict 17Pro-Education Vote
Hansen, ChrisDemocratDistrict 31Pro-Education Vote
Marble, VickiRepublicanDistrict 23Anti-Education Vote
Sonnenberg, JerryRepublicanDistrict 1Anti-Education Vote