Texas Bill Regarding Parental Consent for Student Participation in Sex Education in Public Schools (SB 521)

This law was last updated on Jan 10, 2014


State

Texas

Number

SB 521

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 12, 2013

Topics

Sex Ed and Abstinence Only

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.tx.us

SB 521 would have prohibited abortion providers (like Planned Parenthood) or their affiliates from providing sex education or family planning instruction or providing instruction or instructional materials for use in human sexuality or family planing instruction in a public school.

The bill also would have required the school district obtain written consent from parents before any individual who is not employed by the school district can teach a human sexuality or family planning course.

This bill is similar to HB 22, which also did not pass. HB 22, however, did not contain a written parental consent requirement.


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