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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2413         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 431


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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 .






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Donald Humason


Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2413        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 431

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 431) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to parental notification .  Education. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1934 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



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

              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 involve 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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