SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, each school district shall adopt a policy governing the administration of non-academic surveys or questionnaires to students. The policy shall require school districts to notify a parent or legal guardian of a non-academic survey or questionnaire and its purpose. The policy shall provide that no student shall be required to volunteer for or submit to a non-academic survey or questionnaire, as defined in this paragraph, without written consent of a parent or legal guardian unless the student is an adult or an emancipated minor. The school district shall make such surveys or questionnaires available, at the school and on the school or school district's website, and for review by a student's parent or legal guardian at least 10 days prior to distribution to students. The policy shall also allow a parent or legal guardian to opt out of the non-academic survey or questionnaire either in writing or electronically. For the purposes of this paragraph, "non-academic survey or questionnaire'' shall mean surveys, questionnaires, or other documents designed to elicit information about a student's social behavior, family life, religion, politics, sexual orientation, sexual activity, drug use, or any other information not related to a student's academics.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
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