This bill would reform public school sex-ed by requiring that classes include information about “safe relationship behavior.” Curriculums would focus on preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence.
The Secretary of Education would be authorized to award grant funding to local educational agencies that offer professional development related to safe relationship behavior education for teachers and staff. Grants would also be awarded to educational programs working to develop age-appropriate curricula.
"Safe relationship" teachings would also include teachings about consent. This bill defines consent as the affirmative, unambiguous, and voluntary agreement to engage in a specific sexual activity. Consent cannot be given if an individual is asleep, mentally or physically incapacitated, under duress or experiencing a threat, and it cannot be inferred during situations in which consent is not clear.