This legislation gives parents the ability to opt their children “in” to public school sexual education classes. House Bill 120 provides an additional layer of protection to parental rights, ensuring that parents are the authority for when, and if, their children are being taught about sex in a public education setting. It also includes a requirement for all material taught in sex ed classes to be made available to parents for public inspection and review. Additionally, H0120 provides that all guest speakers or instructors must also comply with the provisions of sections 33-1608, Idaho Code.”
Referred to the House Education Committee on February 20, 2019, House Bill 120 awaits further action.
Madison Liberty Institute’s recommendation: SUPPORT
Sponsor: Representative Barbara Ehardt (R–Idaho Falls)
Bill status: House Education Committee (02.26.2019)
Lindsey Zea is a Policy and Research Associate with the Madison Liberty Institute. Lindsey holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from BYU-Idaho and loves finding applications of history to current events and political debates. She also serves as a Policy Analyst with the Better Cities Project (BCP) and formerly interned with the Libertas Institute in Utah.