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Key Votes

Sub SB 5297 - Sexual Health Education - Key Vote

Washington Key Votes

Dan Roach voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Sexual Health Education

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

Title: Sexual Health Education

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 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

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