SB101: Family life education; age-appropriate elements of effective programs.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 22.1-207.1:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to family life education; curricula; certain topics.
[S 101]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 22.1-207.1:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-207.1:1. Family life education; certain curricula and Standards of Learning.

A. Any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall require the Standards of Learning objectives related to dating violence and the characteristics of abusive relationships to be taught at least once in middle school and at least twice in high school, as described in the Board of Education's family life education guidelines.

B. Any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention of dating violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, including sexual harassment using electronic means, and sexual violence and may incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the law and meaning of consent. Such age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention of sexual violence may include instruction that increases student awareness of the fact that consent is required before sexual activity.

C. Any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division may incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention, recognition, and awareness of child abduction, child abuse, child sexual exploitation, and child sexual abuse.


SENATE BILL NO. 101
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Education
on February 28, 2018)
(Patrons Prior to Substitute--Senators McClellan, Wexton [SB 425], Surovell [SB 789], and Favola [SB 843])
A BILL to amend and reenact § 22.1-207.1:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to family life education; curricula; certain topics.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 22.1-207.1:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-207.1:1. Family life education; certain curricula and Standards of Learning.

A. Any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall require the Standards of Learning objectives related to dating violence and the characteristics of abusive relationships to be taught at least once in middle school and at least twice in high school, as described in the Board of Education's family life education guidelines.

B. Any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention of dating violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, including sexual harassment using electronic means, and sexual violence and may incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the law and meaning of consent. Such age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention of sexual violence may include instruction that increases student awareness of the fact that consent is required before sexual activity.

C. Any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division may incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention, recognition, and awareness of child abduction, child abuse, child sexual exploitation, and child sexual abuse.


SENATE BILL NO. 101
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health
on January 18, 2018)
(Patrons Prior to Substitute--Senators McClellan, Wexton [SB 425], Surovell [SB 789], and Favola [SB 843])
A BILL to amend and reenact § 22.1-207.1:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to family life education; sexually explicit communications, child sexual abuse, and nonconsensual sexual activity.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 22.1-207.1:1of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-207.1:1. Family life education; certain curricula and Standards of Learning.

A. Any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall require the Standards of Learning objectives related to dating violence and the characteristics of abusive relationships to be taught at least once in middle school and at least twice in high school, as described in the Board of Education's family life education guidelines.

B. Any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on (i) the prevention of dating violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual violence and may incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the law and meaning of consent. Such age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention of sexual violence may include instruction that increases student awareness of the fact that consent is required before sexual activity (ii) the consequences of nonconsensual sexual activity, conduct, or touching.

C. Any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division may incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on (i) the dangers and repercussions of using electronic means or social media to (a) engage in sexually explicit communications or (b) send or display sexually explicit images and (ii) the prevention, recognition, and awareness of child abduction, child abuse, child sexual exploitation, and child sexual abuse.

SENATE BILL NO. 101

Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled December 12, 2017
A BILL to amend and reenact § 22.1-207.1:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to high school family life education curricula; law and meaning of consent.
Patron-- McClellan

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 22.1-207.1:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-207.1:1. Family life education; certain curricula and Standards of Learning.

A. Any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall require the Standards of Learning objectives related to dating violence and the characteristics of abusive relationships to be taught at least once in middle school and at least twice in high school, as described in the Board of Education's family life education guidelines.

B. Any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division shall incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on (i) the prevention of dating violence, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual violence and may incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on (ii) the law and meaning of consent. Such age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the prevention of sexual violence may include, including instruction that increases student awareness of the fact that consent is required before sexual activity.