2020 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Requiring Comprehensive Sexual Education

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.

 

Resources:

  • Bill info: SB 5395

Update 2/18/20:  Hearing in House Committee on Education on 2/20 @ 8am

Past:

 

  • Hearing in the House Committee on Education on January 16th at 8 AM. Legal Voice Policy Counsel Fajer Saeed Ebrahim will testify. 

  • Senate passed SB 5395 on 1/22 (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.

 

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