Feed for /2011/related/proposals/ab337 PDF
Current law defines "medically accurate information" as information that
satisfies all of the following: 1) the information is supported by the weight of research
conducted in compliance with accepted scientific methods; 2) where appropriate, the
information is published in peer-reviewed journals; and 3) the information is
recognized as accurate by relevant leading professional organizations or agencies,
such as the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association,
or the American Academy of Pediatrics. Current law defines "age appropriate" as
suitable to a particular age group of pupils based on the developing cognitive and
emotional capacity of and behaviors typical for the age group. Current law permits
a school district to eliminate from the human sexuality and development curriculum
information that is not age appropriate.
This bill modifies the definition for "medically accurate information" to mean
information that is scientifically-based and published, where appropriate, in
peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. The bill also modifies the definition of
"age-appropriate" to mean suitable to a particular age group of pupils based on their
developing cognitive and emotional capacity and consistent with adolescent
development and community standards.
Current law permits a pupil's parent or guardian to request that the pupil be
exempt from participating in the instructional program. Current law also requires
each school board that provides an instructional program to distribute an outline of
the curriculum to the parents or guardians of each pupil enrolled in the district. This
bill modifies the exemption to clarify that an exempted pupil will still receive
instruction on how to recognize, avoid, prevent, and halt physically or
psychologically intrusive or abusive situations. The bill also modifies the exemption
to clarify that an exempted high school pupil will receive instruction in physiology
and hygiene and the effects of alcohol and controlled substances on the body unless
the pupil has also been exempted from this instruction. The bill provides that the
school district must provide an explanation of these exemptions along with the
outline of the curriculum.
Current law requires each school board that elects not to offer an instructional
program to notify each pupil's parent or guardian of this fact. This bill eliminates
that requirement. Current law also requires the state superintendent to apply for
federal funds to implement an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.
This bill requires the state superintendent to apply for all federal funds allocated for
providing instruction in any of the recommended or required topics.
Current law requires each school district that offers an instructional program
to appoint an advisory committee composed of parents, teachers, school
administrators, pupils, health care professionals, members of the clergy, and other
residents of the school district. The committee is required under current law to
review the curriculum at least every three years. This bill specifies that the purpose
of the committee is to advise the school board on the design and implementation of
the curriculum and to review the curriculum every three years. The bill also provides

that no one category of member may constitute more than one fifth of the
membership of the committee and no more than one quarter of the committee may
be made up of employees of the school district or their spouses or members of the
school board or their spouses.
Under current law, a volunteer health care provider (provider) may apply to the
Department of Administration to be permitted to provide health care services
without charge in a school or nonprofit agency. If the provider wishes to provide
services at a school, the provider must file the application jointly with the school
board or, if the school is a charter school, the governing body of the school. "Volunteer
health care provider" is defined under current law as a physician, dentist or dental
hygienist, registered nurse, practical nurse, nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner,
optometrist, physician assistant, or dietitian who receives no income from the
practice of that health care profession or who receives no income from the practice
of that health care profession when providing services at the school. Under current
law, the provider may provide instruction in human growth and development if the
instructional program complies with the requirements above. This bill prevents a
provider from providing instruction in human growth and development.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB337, s. 1 1Section 1. 115.29 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,4,62 115.29 (7) Teen pregnancy prevention. Apply for all federal funds allocated
3to evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven
4through rigorous evaluation to delay sexual activity, increase contraceptive use, and
5reduce teen pregnancy in order to implement such a program
for providing
6instruction in any of the subjects identified in s. 118.019
.
AB337, s. 2 7Section 2. 118.019 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,5,68 118.019 (1) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to encourage all school
9boards to ensure that pupils in their districts are provided age-appropriate
10instruction in human growth and development. The instruction should support and
11enhance communication between pupils and their parents and provide pupils with
12the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to make healthy decisions now and

1throughout their lifetimes and to make responsible decisions about sexual behavior

2foster a partnership between parents of pupils attending schools in the school district
3and the schools in the school district to promote the optimal health and well-being
4of the pupils. The provisions of this section are in addition to, and do not supplant,
5the requirements under ss. 118.01 (2) (d) 2. c. and 8. and 118.13 (1), which are critical
6to maintaining the physical and psychological health of each pupil
.
AB337, s. 3 7Section 3. 118.019 (1m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,5,118 118.019 (1m) (a) "Age-appropriate" means suitable to a particular age group
9of pupils based on the their developing cognitive and emotional capacity of and
10behaviors typical for the age group consistent with adolescent development and
11community standards
.
AB337, s. 4 12Section 4. 118.019 (1m) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (1m)
13(b) and amended to read:
AB337,5,1614 118.019 (1m) (b) "Medically accurate information" means information that
15satisfies all of the following: is scientifically-based and published, where
16appropriate, in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.
AB337, s. 5 17Section 5. 118.019 (1m) (b) 1., 2. and 3. of the statutes are repealed.
AB337, s. 6 18Section 6. 118.019 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,5,2219 118.019 (2) Subjects. (intro.) A school board may provide an instructional
20program in human growth and development in grades kindergarten to 12. If
21provided, the following instructional program shall do all of the following is
22recommended
:
AB337, s. 7 23Section 7. 118.019 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,5,2524 118.019 (2) (a) (intro.) Present medically accurate information to pupils and,
25when age-appropriate, shall address the following topics:
AB337, s. 8
1Section 8. 118.019 (2) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,6,42 118.019 (2) (a) 1. The importance of communication about sexuality and
3decision making about sexual behavior
between the pupil and the pupil's parents, or
4guardians, or other family members.
AB337, s. 9 5Section 9. 118.019 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,6,86 118.019 (2) (a) 2. Reproductive and sexual anatomy and physiology, including
7biological, psychosocial, and emotional, and intellectual changes that accompany
8maturation.
AB337, s. 10 9Section 10. 118.019 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
AB337, s. 11 10Section 11. 118.019 (2) (a) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
AB337, s. 12 11Section 12. 118.019 (2) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,6,1512 118.019 (2) (a) 5. The benefits of and reasons for abstaining from sexual
13activity. Instruction under this subdivision shall stress the value of abstinence as
14the most only reliable way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections,
15and shall identify the skills necessary to remain abstinent
.
AB337, s. 13 16Section 13. 118.019 (2) (a) 6. of the statutes is repealed.
AB337, s. 14 17Section 14. 118.019 (2) (a) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
AB337,6,1818 118.019 (2) (a) 10. Adoption resources, prenatal care, and postnatal supports.
AB337, s. 15 19Section 15. 118.019 (2) (a) 11. of the statutes is created to read:
AB337,6,2020 118.019 (2) (a) 11. The nature and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
AB337, s. 16 21Section 16. 118.019 (2) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
AB337, s. 17 22Section 17. 118.019 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,6,2523 118.019 (2) (c) Promote Address self-esteem and personal responsibility,
24positive interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on and healthy relationships,
25including friendships, marriage, and romantic and familial relationships
.
AB337, s. 18
1Section 18. 118.019 (2) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
AB337,7,32 118.019 (2) (e) Address the positive connection between marriage and
3parenting.
AB337, s. 19 4Section 19. 118.019 (2) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
AB337,7,85 118.019 (2) (f) Present information about avoiding stereotyping and bullying,
6including how to refrain from making inappropriate remarks, avoiding engaging in
7inappropriate physical or sexual behaviors, and how to recognize, rebuff, and report
8any unwanted or inappropriate remarks or physical or sexual behaviors.
AB337, s. 20 9Section 20. 118.019 (2m) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m)
10(intro.) and amended to read:
AB337,7,1511 118.019 (2m) Required subjects. (intro.) If a school board provides instruction
12in any of the areas under sub. (2) (a), the school board shall ensure that instruction
13in marriage and parental responsibility is provided. conforms to s. 118.13 (1) and that
14the following is provided, when age appropriate, in the same course and during the
15same year:
AB337, s. 21 16Section 21. 118.019 (2m) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
AB337, s. 22 17Section 22. 118.019 (2m) (b) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) (c)
18and amended to read:
AB337,7,2019 118.019 (2m) (c) Presents abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred
20choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried pupils.
AB337, s. 23 21Section 23. 118.019 (2m) (b) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) (d)
22and amended to read:
AB337,8,223 118.019 (2m) (d) Emphasizes that abstinence from sexual activity before
24marriage is the most effective only reliable way to prevent pregnancy and sexually

1transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus and acquired
2immunodeficiency syndrome.
AB337, s. 24 3Section 24. 118.019 (2m) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
AB337,8,54 118.019 (2m) (e) Provides instruction in parental responsibility and the
5socioeconomic benefits of marriage for adults and their children.
AB337, s. 25 6Section 25. 118.019 (2m) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
AB337,8,77 118.019 (2m) (f) Explains pregnancy, prenatal development, and childbirth.
AB337, s. 26 8Section 26. 118.019 (2r) (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
AB337, s. 27 9Section 27. 118.019 (2r) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) (g) and
10amended to read:
AB337,8,1211 118.019 (2m) (g) The Explains the criminal penalties under ch. 948 for
12engaging in sexual activities involving a child under ch. 948.
AB337, s. 28 13Section 28. 118.019 (2r) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) (h) and
14amended to read:
AB337,8,1815 118.019 (2m) (h) The Explains the sex offender registration requirements
16under s. 301.45. Instruction under this paragraph shall include who is required to
17report under s. 301.45, what information must be reported, who has access to the
18information reported, and the implications of being registered under s. 301.45.
AB337, s. 29 19Section 29. 118.019 (2s) of the statutes is created to read:
AB337,8,2320 118.019 (2s) Provision of instruction. Subject to s. 120.13 (37m), nothing in
21this section prohibits a school district from providing instruction under this section,
22in whole or in part, to pupils while the pupils are separated from members of the
23opposite sex.
AB337, s. 30 24Section 30. 118.019 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (3) and
25amended to read:
AB337,9,15
1118.019 (3) Distribution of curriculum to parents; notice. Each school board
2that provides an instructional program in human growth and development shall
3annually provide the parents or guardians of each pupil enrolled in the school district
4with an outline of the human growth and development curriculum used in the pupil's
5grade level and, information regarding how the parent or guardian may inspect the
6complete curriculum and instructional materials, an explanation of the exemption
7under sub. (4), and a statement that pupils exempted from instruction under this
8section will still receive instruction in the subjects under s. 118.01 (2) (d) 2. c., unless
9exempted, and s. 118.01 (2) (d) 8
. The school board shall make the complete human
10growth and development curriculum and all instructional materials available for
11inspection by a parent or guardian upon his or her request at any time, including
12prior to their use in the classroom. A school board that elects not to provide an
13instructional program in human growth and development under this section shall,
14by September 30 of each school year, send home to the parent or guardian of each
15pupil enrolled in the school district a notice that includes all of the following:
AB337, s. 31 16Section 31. 118.019 (3) (a), (b) and (c) of the statutes are repealed.
AB337, s. 32 17Section 32. 118.019 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,9,2118 118.019 (4) Exemption for individual pupils. No pupil may be required to take
19instruction in human growth and development or in the specific subjects under subs.
20(2) and (2r) (2m) if the pupil's parent or guardian files with the teacher or school
21principal a written request that the pupil be exempted.
AB337, s. 33 22Section 33. 118.019 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,9,2523 118.019 (5) Advisory committee. In any school district that offers a human
24growth and development curriculum, the school board shall appoint an ad hoc
25advisory committee composed of parents, whose role is to advise the school board on

1the design and implementation of the human growth and development curriculum
2and to review the curriculum. Parents,
teachers, school administrators, pupils,
3health care professionals, members of the clergy, and other residents of the school
4district shall comprise the committee, and no one category of member shall
5constitute more than one fifth of the membership of the committee. No more than
6one quarter of the members of the committee may be made up of employees of the
7school district or their spouses or members of the school board or their spouses
The
8advisory committee shall develop the human growth and development curriculum
9and advise the school board on the design, review and implementation of the advisory
10committee's human growth and development curriculum
. The advisory committee
11shall review the curriculum at least every 3 years.
AB337, s. 34 12Section 34. 146.89 (3r) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB337,10,1513 146.89 (3r) (e) Under this subsection, a volunteer health care provider may not
14provide instruction in human growth and development if the instructional program
15is in compliance with requirements of
under s. 118.019.
AB337,10,1616 (End)
Loading...
Loading...