2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
June 5, 2003 - Introduced by Representatives Richards, Pope-Roberts, Miller,
Berceau, Balow, Taylor and Plouff, cosponsored by Senators Risser and
Plale. Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to amend
118.019 (1), 118.019 (2) (a), 118.019 (2) (b), 118.019 (2) (c), 2
118.019 (2) (e), 118.019 (2) (f), 118.019 (2m) and 118.019 (3); and
118.019 (2) (g) of the statutes; relating to: school district human growth and
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a school board may provide an instructional program in
human growth and development in grades kindergarten to 12. The program may
include instruction in a number of areas, including self-esteem, interpersonal
relationships, human sexuality, family life, and sex stereotypes. This bill makes
several changes in these areas, including the following:
1. Currently, a school board may include instruction in the discouragement of
adolescent sexual activity. This bill provides instead that a school board may include
instruction in the social, psychological, and health benefits of abstaining from sexual
2. Current law authorizes a school board to include instruction in human
immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This bill
authorizes a school board to include instruction in all sexually transmitted diseases.
3. The bill authorizes instruction relating to sexual exploitation, acquaintance
rape, and the legal consequences of sexual contact with a minor.
The bill also provides that a human growth and development curriculum may
include assignments that provide parents with opportunities to communicate to
their children their expectations regarding the sexual behavior of their children.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB387, s. 1
118.019 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
118.019 (1) Purpose.
The purpose of this section is to encourage all school 3
boards to make available to pupils instruction in topics related to human growth and 4
development in order to promote accurate and comprehensive knowledge in this area 5
and responsible decision making and,
to support and enhance the efforts of parents 6
to provide moral guidance to their children, to promote abstinence from sexual
7activity as the safest and best choice for pupils, and to include accurate information
8on family planning and contraception
AB387, s. 2
118.019 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Self-esteem, responsible decision making and personal 11
responsibility related to family life, relationships, and sexual behavior
AB387, s. 3
118.019 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Interpersonal relationships, including growth in respect and
AB387, s. 4
118.019 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Discouragement of adolescent The social, psychological, and
17health benefits of abstaining from
AB387, s. 5
118.019 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) Human sexuality; reproduction; family planning, as defined in 20
s. 253.07 (1) (a), including natural family planning; sexually transmitted diseases,
human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency 2
syndrome; prenatal development; childbirth; adoption; available prenatal and 3
postnatal support; and male and female responsibility.
AB387, s. 6
118.019 (2) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
(f) Sex stereotypes and,
protective behavior behaviors, sexual
6exploitation, and acquaintance rape
AB387, s. 7
118.019 (2) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
(g) The legal consequences of sexual contact with a minor.
AB387, s. 8
118.019 (2m) of the statutes is amended to read:
118.019 (2m) Marriage and parental responsibility.
If a school board provides 11
instruction in any of the areas under sub. (2) (e), the school board shall also provide 12
instruction in marriage and parental responsibility, including financial
AB387, s. 9
118.019 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
118.019 (3) Distribution of curriculum to parents.
Each school board that 16
provides an instructional program in human growth and development shall 17
annually provide the parents of each pupil enrolled in the school district with an 18
outline of the human growth and development curriculum used in the pupil's grade 19
level and information regarding how the parent may inspect the complete 20
curriculum and instructional materials. The school board shall make the complete 21
human growth and development curriculum and all instructional materials 22
available upon request for inspection at any time, including prior to their use in the 23
classroom. The human growth and development curriculum may include
24assignments that provide parents with opportunities to communicate to their
25children their expectations regarding the sexual behavior of their children.
(1) This act takes effect on September 1, 2004.