House Bill Seeks to Protect Parental Rights with “Opt-In” Sex Education

On February 11, 2019, State Representative Barbara Ehardt (R–Idaho Falls) introduced House Bill 120 (H0120), which “amends existing law to revise provisions regarding sex education.”

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.

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Madison Liberty Institute’s recommendation: SUPPORT

Bill Details

Number: H120 (2019)
Text | Statement of Purpose

Sponsor: Representative Barbara Ehardt (R–Idaho Falls)

Co-Sponsor(s): N/A

Bill status: House Education Committee (02.26.2019)