Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1366
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Baxley) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 40 and 41
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (n) is added to subsection (3) of
    6  section 1002.20, Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.—Parents of public
    8  school students must receive accurate and timely information
    9  regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed
   10  of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12
   11  students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory
   12  rights including, but not limited to, the following:
   13         (3) HEALTH ISSUES.—
   14         (n) Comprehensive health education.—A public school student
   15  whose parent makes a written request to the school principal
   16  shall be exempted from any portion of the comprehensive health
   17  education required under s. 1003.42(2)(n) which the parent finds
   18  objectionable.
   19         Section 2. Paragraph (n) of subsection (2) of 1003.42,
   20  Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   21         1003.42 Required instruction.—
   22         (2) Members of the instructional staff of the public
   23  schools, subject to the rules of the State Board of Education
   24  and the district school board, shall teach efficiently and
   25  faithfully, using the books and materials required that meet the
   26  highest standards for professionalism and historical accuracy,
   27  following the prescribed courses of study, and employing
   28  approved methods of instruction, the following:
   29         (n) Comprehensive health education that addresses concepts
   30  of community health; consumer health; environmental health;
   31  family life, including an awareness of the benefits of sexual
   32  abstinence as the expected standard and the consequences of
   33  teenage pregnancy; mental and emotional health; injury
   34  prevention and safety; Internet safety; nutrition; personal
   35  health; prevention and control of disease; and substance use and
   36  abuse;. The health education curriculum for students in grades 7
   37  through 12 shall include a teen dating violence and abuse
   38  component that includes, but is not limited to, the definition
   39  of dating violence and abuse, the warning signs of dating
   40  violence and abusive behavior; techniques for students and
   41  teachers to recognize, prevent, and respond to child abuse; and
   42  the dangers and warning signs of human trafficking, the
   43  characteristics of healthy relationships, measures to prevent
   44  and stop dating violence and abuse, and community resources
   45  available to victims of dating violence and abuse. The State
   46  Board of Education is encouraged to adopt standards and pursue
   47  assessment of the requirements of this subsection. A character
   48  development program that incorporates the values of the
   49  recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor and that is
   50  offered as part of a social studies, English Language Arts, or
   51  other schoolwide character building and veteran awareness
   52  initiative meets the requirements of paragraphs (s) and (t).
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   55  And the title is amended as follows:
   56         Delete line 2
   57  and insert:
   58         An act relating to education; amending s. 1002.20,
   59         F.S.; providing that students be exempted from certain
   60         portions of the comprehensive health education
   61         curriculum upon a written request by the parent to the
   62         school principal; amending s. 1003.42, F.S.; revising
   63         the health education concepts required to be taught by
   64         instructional staff of public schools; amending s.
   65         1003.4282,