Family life education; subcommittee to study fiscal impact of changing from an opt-out program, etc. (HJ556)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; family life education; report.  Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the fiscal impact of changing family life education from an opt-out program to an opt-in program. In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee shall (i) determine the cost of family life education to each public school division in the Commonwealth, (ii) estimate how many students would choose to participate in family life education should the program be changed to opt-in, and (iii) determine how much money the Commonwealth and each school division would save by changing family life education to an opt-in program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102401D
01/04/2011Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2011Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends no action
02/08/2011Left in Rules


Angela Herring writes:

A waste of time and money.
Don't waste my tax money on a study like this.
Opt-out works well in my local family life education program. Imagine all the children in elementary, middle and high school having to bring "opt-in" paperwork to their teachers,
without considering the amount of paper work
that is lost or "eaten by the dog".
What a burden for teachers who have better things to do, like teaching our children.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

What a terrible reason to establish a joint subcommittee.