SB 776 Revises current law requirements for the presentation of information in public schools relating to contraception, abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases
Sponsor: Nodler Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 4107S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 1/11/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S73
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SB 776 - This act revises current law requirements for the presentation of information in public schools relating to contraception and sexually transmitted diseases.

Current law asserts that students must be presented with the latest medically factual information regarding side effects, health benefits, and failure rates for methods of prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. This act alters this provision, requiring instead that students be informed that personally and medically relevant information concerning contraception, abortion, and pregnancy may be obtained from their family practitioner.

Currently, curriculum materials must be made available for inspection prior to use. The act clarifies that the materials should be available one week before use and also requires that schools must make known the instructor's name and any affiliation with an entity involved with human sexuality instruction at least one week in advance.

The act disallows any entity that provides "abortion services," as such term is defined within the act, to furnish any course materials or instruction relating to human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases to students.

The act explicitly states that its provisions are applicable to charter schools.

This act is identical to HB 1075 (2006).

DONALD THALHUBER