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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2359         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1934

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to parental notification .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

 

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2359        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1934

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1934) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to parental notification.  Education.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to parental notification .
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.Section 32A of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the section in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:

              Section 32A. Every city, town, regional school district or vocational school district implementing or maintaining curriculum, or a school sanctioned program or activity, which primarily involves human sexual education, human sexuality issues, or sexual orientation issues shall adopt a written policy ensuring parental or legal guardian notification.

              Such curriculum programs and activities, which primarily involves human sexual education, human sexuality issues, or sexual orientation, shall be offered only in clearly identified non-mandatory elective courses in which parents or guardians may choose to enroll their children through written notification to the school, in a manner reasonably similar to other elective courses offered by the school district.

              To the extent practicable, instruction materials and related items for said curriculum, programs, and activities shall be made reasonably accessible to parents, guardians, educators, school administrators, and others for inspection and review.

              No public school teacher or administrator shall be required to participate in any such curriculum program and activities which primarily involves human sexual education, human sexuality issues, or sexual orientation issues that violate his or her religious beliefs.

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