House File 161 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 161 BY HEARTSILL (As Amended and Passed by the House March 27, 2017 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to child sexual abuse and sexual assault 1 awareness and prevention. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 HF 161 (5) 87 kh/sc/md
H.F. 161 Section 1. CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS 1 AND PREVENTION WORKING GROUP. 2 1. The department of public health shall convene a 3 stakeholder working group to examine issues and develop policy 4 recommendations relating to child sexual abuse and sexual 5 assault awareness and prevention. The working group shall 6 request relevant data and outcome measures relating to child 7 sexual and sexual assault awareness and prevention from working 8 group member agencies and organizations, including but not 9 limited to the departments of human services and education, 10 and from other local and state agencies and organizations 11 as appropriate. The working group shall comprehensively 12 review and analyze such information in order to propose 13 recommendations, including but not limited to recommendations 14 to the board of educational examiners relating to continuing 15 education requirements for the issuance, renewal, or 16 reinstatement of a license or endorsement; recommendations to 17 the state board of education relating to in-service training 18 programs on child sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness 19 and prevention; and recommendations to the general assembly 20 relating to the provision of instruction in child sexual abuse 21 and sexual assault awareness and prevention as part of a 22 school district’s human growth and development curriculum for 23 kindergarten through grade 12. 24 2. The working group shall include the following: 25 a. Four legislative members who shall be appointed as ex 26 officio, nonvoting members with one member to be appointed by 27 each of the following: the majority leader of the senate, 28 the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of the house 29 of representatives, and the minority leader of the house of 30 representatives. 31 b. Eleven voting members who shall represent the board 32 of educational examiners; the department of education; the 33 department of human rights; the department of human services; 34 the department of public health’s office of disability, 35 -1- HF 161 (5) 87 kh/sc/md 1/ 2
H.F. 161 injury, and violence prevention; the department of public 1 safety; the Iowa child advocacy board; the coalition for family 2 and children’s services in Iowa; the office of the attorney 3 general’s crime victim assistance division; prevent child abuse 4 Iowa; and the Iowa network against human trafficking. 5 3. The working group shall meet not more than two times and 6 shall submit its findings and recommendations in a report to 7 the general assembly by December 15, 2017. 8 4. The department of public health shall provide staffing 9 and administrative support to the working group. 10 -2- HF 161 (5) 87 kh/sc/md 2/ 2