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2019 Senate Bill 5395: Concerning comprehensive sexual health education
Introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson (South King County) (D) on January 18, 2019
  Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on January 18, 2019
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 20, 2019
Requires every public school to provide comprehensive sexual health education that meets certain requirements. Directs public schools to use review tools when choosing sexual health education curricula that is not on a list developed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 22, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on February 27, 2019
Allows parents and guardians to attend their children's class during planned instruction in comprehensive sexual health education.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on February 27, 2019
Specifies that all sexual health information, instruction, and materials must use clinical terminology.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 27, 2019
Establishes a K-12 education voucher program if public schools are required to provide comprehensive sexual health education and provides that the amount of the voucher must include local, state, and federal funding.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 27, 2019
Makes the comprehensive sexual health education requirements subject to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction developing a statewide curriculum for mathematics and school districts adopting it.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 27, 2019
Makes the comprehensive sexual health education requirements subject to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction developing a statewide curriculum for English language arts and school districts adopting it.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 27, 2019
Makes the comprehensive sexual health education requirements subject to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction developing a statewide curriculum for science and school districts adopting it.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 27, 2019
Makes the comprehensive sexual health education requirements subject to eighty percent of students in the school's district being proficient and meeting state standards for mathematics, English language arts, and science.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Brad Hawkins (Douglas County) (R) on February 27, 2019
Requires school districts to grant a parent's or legal guardian's request to have his or her child excused from planned instruction in comprehensive sexual health education after the filing of a written request.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 27, 2019
Exempts charter schools from the comprehensive sexual health education requirements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 27, 2019
Provides that the requirements on public schools are subject to a majority approval vote by each school district board of directors.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on February 27, 2019
Requires that comprehensive sexual health education be provided to students in grades six through twelve.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on February 27, 2019
Replaces a provision that allows parents and legal guardians to excuse their children from comprehensive sexual health education, or to review the curriculum by filing written notice with the school.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Received in the House on March 1, 2019
Referred to the House Education Committee on March 1, 2019
Received in the Senate on January 13, 2020
Received in the House on January 23, 2020
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 23, 2020
Amendment offered in the House on February 27, 2020
1) Requires every public school to provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) to each student by the 2022-23 school year, instead of requiring every public school to provide CSHE by September 1, 2021, and makes corresponding changes to the two-year phase-in process, with CSHE provided to students in grades 6 through 12 in the 2021-22 school year and to all students in the 2022-23 school year; (2) Defines "comprehensive sexual health education" and establishes differentiated instructional requirements for students in kindergarten through grade 3 and students in grades 4 through 12; (3) Specifies, in the definition of CSHE, that CSHE instruction for students in kindergarten through grade 3 must be instruction in social-emotional learning that is consistent with social-emotional learning standards and benchmarks adopted by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI); (4) Establishes specific CSHE content requirements for students in grades 4 through 12; (5) Specifies that CSHE must be provided no less than: Once to students in kindergarten through grade 3; once to students in grades 4 through 5; twice to students in grades 6 through 8; and twice to students in grades 9 through 12; (6) Removes provisions requiring the provided CSHE to include skills-based instruction that: Encourages healthy relationships based on mutual respect and affection; teaches how to identify and respond to attitudes and behaviors that contribute to sexual violence; and emphasizes the importance of affirmative consent, a defined term.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on March 4, 2020
Prohibits the curriculum, instruction, and materials used to provide sexual health instruction or comprehensive sexual health instruction from including or otherwise requiring role playing.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on March 4, 2020
Specifies that comprehensive sexual health education curriculum, materials, and instruction may be included only in the formal classroom instruction for comprehensive sexual health education and may not be integrated into other classes, courses, or subject matter.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on March 4, 2020
Specifies that nothing requires, or may be construed as requiring, a teacher to provide instruction in comprehensive sexual health education if he or she requests to be excused from providing the instruction.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Gildon (Puyallup) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires each public school, or applicable school district, providing sexual health education to post the grade-level learning objectives on its website, beginning in the 2021-22 school year.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 4, 2020
(1) Requires schools, following the provision of comprehensive sexual health education, to hold parent meetings to discuss the classroom instruction and solicit parental feedback. (2) Requires districts to survey students three times before the parent meetings occur to assess student perspectives regarding the instruction. (3) Requires the collected parent and student information to be provided to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and posted on its web site.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 4, 2020
Limits who can provide instruction in sexual health education or comprehensive sexual health education to only persons who have received special training in teaching sensitive materials and in mental health counseling.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Morgan Irwin (Enumclaw) (R) on March 4, 2020
Adds to the definition of "affirmative consent" that a minor is generally incapable of consent under state laws related to sex offenses.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Jenkin (Prosser) (R) on March 4, 2020
Allows students to opt out of planned instruction in comprehensive sexual health education by following the requirements for parents and legal guardians who wish to have their child excused.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Kennewick) (R) on March 4, 2020
1) Directs the Department of Commerce to develop a program to permit parents and guardians who withdraw a student from a public school because of the provision of comprehensive sexual health education at the student's school, to receive funding, in the form of a voucher, for the education costs of the student. (2) Specifies that the funding provided to parents or guardians must be comparable to the per-pupil amount provided to schools under general apportionment requirements. (3) Authorizes the Department of Commerce to adopt and periodically update rules for the creation and implementation of the voucher program.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Kraft (Vancouver) (R) on March 4, 2020
Specifies that any discussion of pornography in the curriculum, instruction, or materials used in accordance with provisions governing sexual health education and comprehensive sexual health education must reference all of the potential risks associated with pornography, including addiction, disassociation from real intimacy, objectification of women, and normalizing violent and abusive behavior toward women.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Kraft (Vancouver) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires comprehensive sexual health education curricula on the list developed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to be reviewed and approved by a panel of individuals with specified qualifications. Specifies that the panel must review all curricula and determine what age it is appropriate for and when it should be taught.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires the curriculum, instruction, and materials to include equal amounts of time and information on the benefits of abstinence before marriage and discuss the consequences and benefits of other methods of preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires abstinence to be discussed as a lifestyle that fosters skills and the ability to make the commitment of fidelity later in life and marriage.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires the curriculum, instruction, and materials to include information about boundary setting for optimal health and minimal risk for achieving primary prevention skills and behaviors.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires school district boards of directors, no later than the 2021-2022 school year, to consult with parents and guardians of students and local communities. Prohibits the persons consulted from being family of, or related to, school board members or school staff.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to adopt any changes to his or her policies, standards, practices, or procedures in rule if those changes affect the comprehensive sexual health education requirements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Prohibits a child in grades K-4 from participating in any planned instruction in comprehensive sexual health education without the written consent of the child's parent or legal guardian.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires any discussion of pregnancy in the curriculum, instruction, and materials to include the option of foster care, the benefits of adoption, and the potential consequences of abortions, especially those referred to as family planning.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires schools to convene public meetings with display and description of instructional materials at least one month prior to classroom instruction. Requires that school calendars and school newsletters list days of classroom instruction. Requires written notice of and written consent for a child's participation in classroom instruction.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires schools to make instructional materials available for review in each building.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires that comprehensive sexual health education for all students include information about how to recognize the danger signs and signals of online predators and sex traffickers, and how to avoid and report suspected attempts by and incidents involving online predators and sex traffickers.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to prepare a school district fiscal note on the bill by January 1, 2021.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires public schools to translate the chosen curriculum and related materials into languages spoken by non-English speaking populations, and to provide translations to all parents and guardians prior to any instruction.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Requires public schools to provide teachers and other school employees with an opportunity to opt out of providing instruction in comprehensive sexual health education. Prohibits public schools from discriminating against teachers and other school employees who opt out. Specifies that teachers and school employees who believe they have been discriminated against may bring an action for appropriate relief in superior court.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 4, 2020
Provides for a contingent effective date of July 1, 2021, if a full risk analysis of the curricula is submitted to the Legislature for review by January 1, 2021, includes a review of alternative curricula, and is conducted by specified experts and others. Specifies that the act is void if the risk analysis is not timely, complete, or conducted by the specified experts and others.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 4, 2020
Excludes charter schools from the requirements and provisions of the striking amendment.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Luanne Van Werven (Lynden) (R) on March 4, 2020
Pecifies that if comprehensive sexual health education curriculum includes instruction related to abortions, the classroom instruction must include information about the medical procedures used to perform abortions at each stage of fetal development.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Alex Ybarra (Grant County) (R) on March 4, 2020
Delays the requirement that public schools provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) to students until the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has approved 10 or more CSHE curricula for each of four specified grade bands.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on March 4, 2020
Excludes from the list of comprehensive sexual health education curricula any curricula that include lessons on legislative advocacy or lobbying.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2020
Passed 56 to 40 in the House on March 5, 2020.
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Requires every public school to provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) to each student by the 2022-23 school year. Defines "comprehensive sexual health education" and establishes differentiated instructional requirements for students in kindergarten through grade 3, and students in grades 4 through 12. Establishes requirements for frequency of instruction through four different grade-level groupings. Establishes new reporting duties for public schools and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Establishes new technical support duties for the OSPI. Requires public schools to ensure that the CSHE curriculum, instruction, and materials include information about affirmative consent and bystander training.
Received in the Senate on March 7, 2020

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