High school family life education curriculum; programs on prevention of dating violence, etc. (HB659)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

High school health education programs; training and education on relationships. Requires each local school division to ensure that its health education program includes curricula for high school students that (i) incorporate elements of effective and evidence-based or evidence-informed programs that include training and education on (a) safe relationship behavior, including the prevention of adolescent and teen dating violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual violence; (b) healthy relationships with family, other individuals, and society and; and (c) consent, communication skills, and emotional health, accountability, and well-being in relationships and (ii) are medically accurate, age appropriate, developmentally appropriate, culturally appropriate, and linguistically appropriate and reflect the diverse circumstances and realities of students. The bill requires the Department of Education to provide local school divisions with guidance and technical assistance on the development and implementation of such curricula. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Committee
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101234D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Elementary and Secondary Education
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee Elementary and Secondary Education
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub:
01/29/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB659)
02/03/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16104920D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104920D-H1
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB659H1
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2016Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB659H1)
02/25/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Passed Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB659ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB659ER)
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 434 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0434)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0434)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): MOVING FORWARD TO PAGE 19. HOUSE BILL 659. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG.

[Unknown]: I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THIS IS A BILL THAT GOES TO LIFE EDUCATION CRICK RUM AND ADDS TWO MORE ITEMS AND A LONG LIST OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED. THEY ARE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ALSO DATING VIOLENCE AND ALL AT AN AGE APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE AND I HOPE THAT THE BILL PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR BLACK. COULD THAT BILL GO BYE FOR -- I APOLOGIZE. I WITHDRAW THAT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 659 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLE S AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 37, NOS 1. AYES 37, NOS 1.