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2018 SESSION

18101173D
HOUSE BILL NO. 45
House Amendments in [ ] -- February 8, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact 22.1-207.1:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to family life education curricula; personal privacy and personal boundaries.
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Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Filler-Corn
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Referred to Committee on Education
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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, 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 in any elementary school, middle school, or high school shall [ include instruction incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs ] on the importance of the personal privacy and personal boundaries of other individuals and tools for a student to use to ensure that he respects the personal privacy and personal boundaries of other individuals.