Senate File 381 - Introduced SENATE FILE 381 BY BOLKCOM A BILL FOR An Act requiring that human growth and development instruction 1 provided by school districts address same-sex relationships, 2 gender identity, and contraceptives, and eliminating 3 provisions relating to abstinence-only materials and 4 abstinence-only curricula developed or offered by schools or 5 school districts. 6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 7 TLSB 2301XS (4) 89 kh/jh
S.F. 381 Section 1. Section 279.50, subsection 2, Code 2021, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 2. Each school board shall provide age-appropriate and 3 research-based instruction in human growth and development 4 including comprehensive instruction regarding human sexuality, 5 same-sex relationships, gender identity, contraceptive drugs 6 and devices, self-esteem, stress management, interpersonal 7 relationships, domestic abuse, HPV and the availability of a 8 vaccine to prevent HPV, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome 9 as required in section 256.11 , in grades one through twelve. 10 Sec. 2. Section 279.50, subsection 11, Code 2021, is amended 11 to read as follows: 12 11. Nothing in this section or section 256.11 shall 13 be construed to prohibit a school or school district 14 from developing and making available abstinence-based or 15 abstinence-only materials pursuant to the requirements 16 of section 256.9, subsection 46 , and from offering an 17 abstinence-based or abstinence-only curriculum in meeting the 18 human sexuality component of the human growth and development 19 requirements of this section and section 256.11 . 20 EXPLANATION 21 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 22 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 23 This bill requires that school districts provide in grades 24 1 through 12 comprehensive instruction regarding human growth 25 and development, including same-sex relationships, gender 26 identity, and contraceptive drugs and devices, and retains the 27 requirement that all such instruction be age-appropriate and 28 research-based. 29 The bill strikes language that provides that schools and 30 school districts shall not be prohibited from developing and 31 making available abstinence-only materials and from offering 32 abstinence-only curricula. 33 -1- LSB 2301XS (4) 89 kh/jh 1/ 1