HB19-1032 (Lontine/Todd & Coram) Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education

Originally Posted: January 18, 2019
Last Updated: June 5, 2019

Summary

This bill would clarify the content requirements for public schools that offer comprehensive human sexuality education and requires that such courses are taught in an inclusive way. Also, it would strengthen the Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education Grant Program to ensure that schools that have not yet implemented comprehensive human sexuality education and rural schools be given priority under the grant program. In addition, this bill would enhance the diversity and accessibility of the oversight committee that recommends which schools and districts receive grants by ensuring the committee contains members of diverse ethnicity, ability, religion and gender and that those who participate are reimbursed for any cost necessary for their involvement.

Position

The Children’s Campaign supports this bill. Access to accurate, comprehensive human sexuality education supports the health and healthy development of youth and adolescents in Colorado.

Current Status

Signed by the governor May 31 

Previous Statuses


January 18, 2019

Assigned to the House Health & Insurance Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, January 30th at 1:30pm in HCR 0107

February 1, 2019

Passed the House Health & Insurance Committee on a vote of 7-4 and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee. Erin Miller, our VP of Health Initiatives, testified in support of the bill.

February 22, 2019

Passed the House on a vote of 39-23-2 and now heads to the Senate.

May 3, 2019

The bill passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on a vote of 3-2 and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Erin Miller, VP of Health Initiatives at the Children’s Campaign, testified in support.

May 10, 2019

Passed the Senate, amended, on a bipartisan vote of 21-14 and repassed the House with Senate amendments. It now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.