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Sub SB 5297 - Sexual Health Education - Key Vote

Washington Key Votes

Joel Kretz voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Joel Kretz made in this general time period.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Sexual Health Education

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (63-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Sexual Health Education

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires all public schools offering sexual education to use a medically and scientifically accurate curriculum that is age appropriate.

Highlights:
- Mandates that all public schools that offer sex education use a curriculum that includes information about abstinence as well as other methods of preventing pregnancy and disease [sec.2(1)]. - Defines “medically and scientifically accurate” information as supported by research that complies with scientific methods, published in peer-reviewed journals, and recognized as accurate and objective by professional sexual health organizations and agencies [sec.2(2)]. - Allows parents to excuse children from sexual education curriculum by submitting a written request to the district’s school board or school principal [sec.2(6)].
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Sexual Health Education

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires all public schools offering sexual education to use a medically and scientifically accurate curriculum that is age appropriate.

Highlights:
- Mandates that all public schools that offer sex education use a curriculum that includes information about abstinence as well as other methods of preventing pregnancy and disease [sec.2(1)]. - Defines “medically and scientifically accurate” information as supported by research that complies with scientific methods, published in peer-reviewed journals, and recognized as accurate and objective by professional sexual health organizations and agencies [sec.2(2)]. - Allows parents to excuse children from sexual education curriculum by submitting a written request to the district’s school board or school principal [sec.2(6)].
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Medically-Accurate Sex Education

Sponsors

  • Lisa J. Brown (WA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Jean Berkey (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tracey J. Eide (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Darlene Fairley (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rosa Franklin (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Margaret Haugen (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken G. Jacobsen (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam Kline (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher J. 'Chris' Marr (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric Oemig (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Erik Poulsen (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig A. Pridemore (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Regala (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Phil Rockefeller (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paull H. Shin (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harriet A. Spanel (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian Weinstein (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
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