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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 570         FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 466

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

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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 requiring parental consent on sex education in public schools.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 570        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 466

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 466) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to require parental consent on sex education in public schools.  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 155 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act requiring parental consent on sex education in public schools.
 

              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.  32A of Chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by striking out the section in its entirety and replacing it thereof with the following: — 

              Any city, town or school district maintaining or implementing any curriculum, unit of study, school-sanctioned program or activity which involves sex education shall offer it only on an elective basis.  Given five school days notice, prior review of said materials, as well as the questioning of teachers and administrators involved, will be extended to parents, guardians and/or their legal representatives. Written parent or guardian permission will be required for student participation. No public school teacher or employee who feels that such curriculum or activity violates his or her religious beliefs shall be required to participate in any way.

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