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.

 

Resources:

  • 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.

Past:

 

  • 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.

 

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