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Mississippi Comprehensive Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act (HB 318)

This law was last updated on Jan 13, 2015


State

Mississippi

Number

HB 318

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 12, 2015

Sponsors

Bill Authors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1

Topics

Sex Ed and Abstinence Only

Full Bill Text

billstatus.ls.state.ms.us

HB 318 would instruct the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department of Health to develop programs that would educate members of communities of color about preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; provide medically accurate information about contraceptives; and promote communication among families about preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

The bill includes substantial legislative findings about the rate of teen pregnancy and HIV in Black and Latino communities.

STATUS

Identical to HB 202, which was introduced and failed to pass in 2014.


People

Bill Author