Florida Senate - 2021              PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
       Bill No. SB 410
    1         Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on
    2         Criminal Justice
    3                        A bill to be entitled                      
    4         An act relating to reproductive health and disease
    5         education; amending s. 1002.20, F.S.; providing that a
    6         public school student may be exposed to certain
    7         teaching only after the student’s parents have an
    8         opportunity to review the curriculum; amending s.
    9         1003.42, F.S.; requiring school districts or specified
   10         schools to notify and obtain written parental consent
   11         before teaching a student about reproductive health or
   12         any sexually transmitted disease; prohibiting schools
   13         from allowing a student to be exposed to such teaching
   14         without written parental consent; prohibiting
   15         penalizing a student whose parent does not give such
   16         written consent; providing an effective date.
   18  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   20         Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subsection (3) of section
   21  1002.20, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   22         1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.—Parents of public
   23  school students must receive accurate and timely information
   24  regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed
   25  of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12
   26  students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory
   27  rights including, but not limited to, the following:
   28         (3) HEALTH ISSUES.—
   29         (d) Reproductive health and disease education.Parents of A
   30  public school students must be provided an opportunity to review
   31  curriculum used to teach about student whose parent makes
   32  written request to the school principal shall be exempted from
   33  the teaching of reproductive health or any sexually transmitted
   34  disease, including HIV/AIDS, before providing written consent
   35  required by in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3).
   36         Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 1003.42, Florida
   37  Statutes, is amended to read:
   38         1003.42 Required instruction.—
   39         (3) Each school district, or school as defined in s.
   40  1003.01(2), shall provide parents the opportunity to review
   41  curriculum used for Any student whose parent makes written
   42  request to the school principal shall be exempted from the
   43  teaching of reproductive health or any sexually transmitted
   44  disease, including HIV/AIDS and, its symptoms, development, and
   45  treatment. A school may not allow a student to be exposed to
   46  such teaching without prior written consent of his or her
   47  parent. A student whose parent does not give written consent for
   48  such teaching so exempted may not be penalized by reason of that
   49  withholding of consent exemption. Course descriptions for
   50  comprehensive health education may shall not interfere with the
   51  local determination of appropriate curriculum which reflects
   52  local values and concerns.
   53         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.