House File 480 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 480 BY STAED , LEVIN , CAHILL , WILBURN , AMOS JR. , KURTH , and BROWN-POWERS A BILL FOR An Act relating to the human growth and development instruction 1 provided to students enrolled in grades nine through twelve 2 in school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and 3 charter schools. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 2301YH (3) 90 jda/jh
H.F. 480 Section 1. Section 256.11, subsection 5, paragraph j, 1 subparagraph (1), Code 2023, is amended to read as follows: 2 (1) One unit of health education which shall include 3 personal health; food and nutrition; environmental health; 4 safety and survival skills; consumer health; family life; 5 age-appropriate and research-based human growth and 6 development , including instruction regarding inclusive human 7 sexuality and the importance and effectiveness of contraceptive 8 methods, including condoms, contraceptive implants, and 9 intrauterine devices ; substance abuse and nonuse; emotional and 10 social health; health resources; and prevention and control 11 of disease, including age-appropriate and research-based 12 information regarding sexually transmitted diseases, including 13 HPV and the availability of a vaccine to prevent HPV, and 14 acquired immune deficiency syndrome. 15 EXPLANATION 16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 18 This bill relates to the human growth and development 19 instruction provided to students enrolled in grades 9 through 20 12 in school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and 21 charter schools. The bill requires that such instruction 22 include instruction regarding inclusive human sexuality and 23 the importance and effectiveness of contraceptive methods, 24 including condoms, contraceptive implants, and intrauterine 25 devices. 26 -1- LSB 2301YH (3) 90 jda/jh 1/ 1