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:
SB237, s. 1
115.29 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
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
SB237, s. 2
118.019 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
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
SB237, s. 3
118.019 (1m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) "Age-appropriate" means suitable to a particular age group 9
of pupils based on the their
developing cognitive and emotional capacity of
and 10behaviors typical for the age group consistent with adolescent development and
SB237, s. 4
118.019 (1m) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (1m) 13
(b) and amended to read:
(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.
SB237, s. 5
118.019 (1m) (b) 1., 2. and 3. of the statutes are repealed.
SB237, s. 6
118.019 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
118.019 (2) Subjects.
(intro.) A school board may provide an instructional 20
program in human growth and development in grades kindergarten to 12. If 21
provided, the following
instructional program shall do all of the following is
SB237, s. 7
118.019 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) (intro.) Present medically accurate information to pupils and, 25
when age-appropriate, shall
address the following topics:
SB237, s. 8
118.019 (2) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 1. The importance of communication about sexuality and
3decision making about sexual behavior
between the pupil and the pupil's parents, or 4
guardians, or other family members
SB237, s. 9
118.019 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 2. Reproductive and sexual anatomy and physiology, including 7
biological, psychosocial, and
emotional, and intellectual
changes that accompany 8
SB237, s. 10
118.019 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
SB237, s. 11
118.019 (2) (a) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
SB237, s. 12
118.019 (2) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 5. The benefits of and reasons for abstaining from sexual 13
activity. Instruction under this subdivision shall stress the value of abstinence as 14
the most only
reliable way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections,
15and shall identify the skills necessary to remain abstinent
SB237, s. 13
118.019 (2) (a) 6. of the statutes is repealed.
SB237, s. 14
118.019 (2) (a) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 10. Adoption resources, prenatal care, and postnatal supports.
SB237, s. 15
118.019 (2) (a) 11. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 11. The nature and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
SB237, s. 16
118.019 (2) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
SB237, s. 17
118.019 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Promote Address
self-esteem and personal responsibility, 24
positive interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on
25including friendships, marriage, and romantic and familial relationships
SB237, s. 18
118.019 (2) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) Address the positive connection between marriage and 3
SB237, s. 19
118.019 (2) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) Present information about avoiding stereotyping and bullying, 6
including how to refrain from making inappropriate remarks, avoiding engaging in 7
inappropriate physical or sexual behaviors, and how to recognize, rebuff, and report 8
any unwanted or inappropriate remarks or physical or sexual behaviors.
SB237, s. 20
118.019 (2m) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) 10
(intro.) and amended to read:
118.019 (2m) Required subjects.
(intro.) If a school board provides instruction 12
in 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
SB237, s. 21
118.019 (2m) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
SB237, s. 22
118.019 (2m) (b) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) (c) 18
and amended to read:
(c) Presents abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred 20
choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity
for unmarried pupils.
SB237, s. 23
118.019 (2m) (b) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) (d) 22
and amended to read:
(d) Emphasizes that abstinence from sexual activity before 24
marriage is the most effective only reliable
way to prevent pregnancy and sexually
transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus and acquired 2
SB237, s. 24
118.019 (2m) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) Provides instruction in parental responsibility and the 5
socioeconomic benefits of marriage for adults and their children.
SB237, s. 25
118.019 (2m) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) Explains pregnancy, prenatal development, and childbirth.
SB237, s. 26
118.019 (2r) (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
SB237, s. 27
118.019 (2r) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) (g) and 10
amended to read:
(g) The Explains the
criminal penalties under ch. 948
engaging in sexual activities involving a child under ch. 948
SB237, s. 28
118.019 (2r) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (2m) (h) and 14
amended to read:
(h) The Explains the
sex offender registration requirements 16
under s. 301.45. Instruction under this paragraph shall include who is required to 17
report under s. 301.45, what information must be reported, who has access to the 18
information reported, and the implications of being registered under s. 301.45.
SB237, s. 29
118.019 (2s) of the statutes is created to read:
118.019 (2s) Provision of instruction.
Subject to s. 120.13 (37m), nothing in 21
this section prohibits a school district from providing instruction under this section, 22
in whole or in part, to pupils while the pupils are separated from members of the 23
SB237, s. 30
118.019 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 118.019 (3) and 25
amended to read:
118.019 (3) Distribution of curriculum to parents; notice.
Each school board 2
that provides an instructional program in human growth and development shall 3
annually provide the parents or guardians of each pupil enrolled in the school district 4
with an outline of the human growth and development curriculum used in the pupil's 5
grade level and,
information regarding how the parent or guardian may inspect the 6
complete 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 10
growth and development curriculum and all instructional materials available for 11
inspection by a parent or guardian upon his or her request at any time, including 12
prior 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:
SB237, s. 31
118.019 (3) (a), (b) and (c) of the statutes are repealed.
SB237, s. 32
118.019 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
118.019 (4) Exemption for individual pupils.
No pupil may be required to take 19
instruction 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 21
principal a written request that the pupil be exempted.
SB237, s. 33
118.019 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
118.019 (5) Advisory committee.
In any school district that offers a human 24
growth and development curriculum, the school board shall appoint an ad hoc 25
advisory 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, 3
health care professionals, members of the clergy,
and other residents of the school 4
district 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 11
shall review the curriculum at least
every 3 years.
SB237, s. 34
146.89 (3r) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) Under this subsection, a volunteer health care provider may not 14
provide instruction in human growth and development if the instructional program
15is in compliance with requirements of under