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:
AB458, s. 1
115.28 (9m) of the statutes is created to read:
115.28 (9m) Teen pregnancy prevention.
Apply for federal funds allocated to 3
evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven through 4
rigorous evaluation to delay sexual activity, increase contraceptive use, and reduce 5
teen pregnancy in order to implement such a program.
AB458, s. 2
118.019 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
118.019 (1) Purpose.
The purpose of this section is to encourage all school 8
boards to ensure that pupils in their districts are provided age-appropriate 9
instruction in human growth and development. The instruction should support and 10
enhance communication between pupils and their parents and provide pupils with 11
the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to make healthy decisions now and 12
throughout their lifetimes and to make responsible decisions about sexual behavior.
AB458, s. 3
118.019 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
118.019 (1m) Definitions.
In this section:
(a) "Age-appropriate" means suitable to a particular age group of pupils based 3
on the developing cognitive and emotional capacity of and behaviors typical for the 4
(b) "Medically accurate information" means information that satisfies all of the 6
1. The information is supported by the weight of research conducted in 8
compliance with accepted scientific methods.
2. Where appropriate, the information is published in peer-reviewed journals.
3. The information is recognized as accurate by relevant leading professional 11
organizations or agencies, such as the American Medical Association, the American 12
Public Health Association, or the American Academy of Pediatrics.
AB458, s. 4
118.019 (2) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
118.019 (2) Subjects.
A school board may provide an instructional program in 15
human growth and development in grades kindergarten to 12. If provided, the 16
instructional program shall do all of the following:
(a) Present medically accurate information to pupils and, when 18
age-appropriate, shall address the following topics:
1. The importance of communication about sexuality and decision making 20
about sexual behavior between the pupil and the pupil's parents, guardians, or other 21
2. Reproductive and sexual anatomy and physiology, including biological, 23
psychosocial, and emotional changes that accompany maturation.
3. Puberty, pregnancy, parenting, body image, and gender stereotypes.
4. The skills needed to make responsible decisions about sexuality and sexual 2
behavior throughout the pupil's life, including how to refrain from making 3
inappropriate verbal, physical, and sexual advances and how to recognize, rebuff, 4
and report any unwanted or inappropriate verbal, physical, and sexual behaviors.
5. The benefits of and reasons for abstaining from sexual activity. Instruction 6
under this subdivision shall stress the value of abstinence as the most reliable way 7
to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
6. The health benefits, side effects, and proper use of contraceptives and barrier 9
methods approved by the federal food and drug administration to prevent pregnancy 10
and contraceptives and barrier methods approved by the federal food and drug 11
administration to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
7. Methods for developing healthy life skills, including setting goals, making 13
responsible decisions, communicating, and managing stress.
8. How alcohol and drug use affect responsible decision making.
9. The impact of media and one's peers on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors 16
related to sexuality.
(b) Use instructional methods and materials that do not promote bias against 18
pupils of any race, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or cultural background or 19
against sexually active pupils or children with disabilities.
(c) Promote self-esteem and positive interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on 21
healthy relationships, including friendships, marriage, and romantic and familial 22
(d) Identify counseling, medical, and legal resources for survivors of sexual 24
abuse and assault, including resources for escaping violent relationships.
AB458, s. 5
118.019 (2m) of the statutes is repealed.
AB458, s. 6
118.019 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (3) (intro.) and 2
amended to read:
118.019 (3) Distribution of curriculum to parents; notice.
(intro.) Each 4
school board that provides an instructional program in human growth and 5
development shall annually provide the parents or guardians
of each pupil enrolled 6
in the school district with an outline of the human growth and development 7
curriculum used in the pupil's grade level and information regarding how the parent 8or guardian
may inspect the complete curriculum and instructional materials. The 9
school board shall make the complete human growth and development curriculum 10
instructional materials available for inspection by a parent or guardian
upon 11his or her
request for inspection at any time, including
prior to their use in the 12
classroom. A school board that elects not to provide an instructional program in
13human growth and development under this section shall, by September 30 of each
14school year, send home to the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the school
15district a notice that includes all of the following:
AB458, s. 7
118.019 (3) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) A statement that the school board is encouraged by state statute 18
to provide instruction in human growth and development in grades kindergarten to 19
AB458, s. 8
118.019 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) The subjects of instruction required under sub. (2) if the school 22
board were to provide instruction in human growth and development.
AB458, s. 9
118.019 (3) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) A statement that the school board is not providing any human 25
growth and development instruction to pupils enrolled in the school district.
AB458, s. 10
146.89 (3r) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) Under this subsection, a volunteer health care provider may 3
provide instruction in human growth and development if the instructional program 4
is in compliance with requirements of s. 118.019, except that the volunteer health
5care provider may not provide instruction on a topic specified under s. 118.019 (2) (e)