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CS/HB 519 — Required Health Education Instruction

by Secondary Education and Career Development Subcommittee; and Rep. Yarborough and others

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill modifies required instruction for members of the instructional staff of public schools and requires that the general health education curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 must be developmentally and age-appropriate, and include information on the prevention of child sexual abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking.

The bill also shifts health education instruction on abstinence and the consequences of teenage pregnancy from kindergarten through grade 12 to grades 6 through 12.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2021.

Vote: Senate 40; House 117-0