BILL NUMBER: SB 695	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senators De León and Jackson

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2015

   An act to add Section 51225.36 to the Education Code, relating to
school curriculum.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 695, as introduced, De León. School curriculum: health
education: sexual assault and violence instruction.
   Existing law requires each pupil completing grade 12 to satisfy
certain requirements as a condition of receiving a diploma of
graduation from high school. These requirements include the
completion of designated coursework in grades 9 to 12, inclusive.
Existing law authorizes a governing board of a school district to
adopt other coursework requirements.
   This bill would require the governing board of a school district
that has elected to require its pupils to complete a course in health
education for graduation from high school to include instruction in
sexual assault and violence, as specified.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 51225.36 is added to the Education Code, to
read:
   51225.36.  If the governing board of a school district requires a
course in health education for graduation from high school, the
governing board of the school district shall include instruction in
sexual assault and violence, including, but not limited to,
information on the affirmative consent standard, as defined in
paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 67386.