2020 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
Requiring Comprehensive Sexual Education
✔Passed the Legislature!
This bill requires every public school to provide comprehensive sexual health education that is evidence-informed, medically and scientifically accurate, age-appropriate, inclusive of all students, and that recognizes all members of a protected class under Washington law.
Background: The Senate passed a comprehensive sex-ed bill in 2019, but the bill stalled in committee in the House.
Bill info: SB 5395
Update 2/9/20: Passed the House on 3/4/20 (56-40!) Senate concurred in House amendments on 3/7/20 (27-21!)
Update 2/3/20: Currently, in rules.
Update 2/18/20: Hearing in House Committee on Education on 2/20/20. Passed out of Committee on 2/27/20.
Hearing in the House Committee on Education on 1/16/20. Legal Voice Policy Counsel Fajer Saeed Ebrahim will testify.
Senate passed SB 5395 on 1/22/20 (28-21)!
Partners: Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and Harborview Sexual Abuse and Trauma Center.