HB 1126 (Avoli)

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HB 353 (Willett)
Unaccompanied homeless youth; consent to medical care.
Committee referral pending

Unaccompanied homeless youth; consent to medical care. – HB 353 (Willett) Provides that except for the purposes of sterilization or abortion, a minor who is 14 years of age or older and who is an unaccompanied homeless youth shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of consenting to surgical or medical examination or treatment, including dental examination and treatment, for himself or his minor child. The bill describes evidence sufficient to determine that a minor is an unaccompanied homeless youth and provides that no health care provider shall be liable for any civil or criminal action for providing surgical or medical treatment to an unaccompanied homeless youth or his minor child without first obtaining the consent of his parent or guardian provided in accordance with the law, with the exception of liability for negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of such unaccompanied homeless youth. EV SUPPORTS

HB 353 Status: Committee referral pending

HB 717 (Filler-Corn)
Unaccompanied homeless youths; services; consent.
Committee referral pending

Unaccompanied homeless youths; services; consent. HB 717 (Filler-Corn) Provides that an unaccompanied homeless youth shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of consenting to housing, including emergency shelter, and other services and establishes requirements for providers of housing, including emergency shelter, and other services for unaccompanied homeless youths. The bill directs the Board of Social Services to adopt regulations for implementation of the bill and directs the Department of Social Services to establish a work group composed of at least one local education agency liaison for homeless children and youth designated pursuant to federal law, one attorney who represents unaccompanied homeless youths, two providers of housing and other services for unaccompanied homeless youths, and three individuals who are or have been unaccompanied homeless youths to make recommendations to the Board regarding such regulations. EV SUPPORTS

HB 717 Status: Committee referral pending

HB 1126 (Avoli)
Public education; parental rights; access to certain facilities and accommodations; instructional content; bullying.
Committee referral pending

Public education; parental rights; access to certain facilities and accommodations; instructional content; bullying. – HB 1126 (Avoli) Declares that the parent of any student enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school in the Commonwealth has the right to (i) obtain and review any educational material and curriculum utilized in any class or course in which the student is enrolled; (ii) opt his child out of any class or course activity, lesson, or reading assignment or the use of any audiovisual material or library book to which the parent objects; (iii) easily access a list of the title and author of each book in each classroom and each library in the school in which the student is enrolled; (iv) receive notice of and attend any public meeting of the school board governing the local school division in which the student is enrolled; (v) review the annual school division budget and expenditures; (vi) send his child to attend school in a safe environment; and (vii) be updated by the school principal on any violent activity in the school in which the student is enrolled. The bill requires each school board to adopt policies to require each student and school board employee to have access to restrooms, locker rooms, and other changing facilities in public school buildings that are shared only by members of the same biological sex; lodging accommodations during school-sponsored trips that are shared only by members of the same biological sex; and a single-user restroom, locker room, or other changing facility in a public school building, upon request, if the school can reasonably accommodate such a request. The bill also prohibits any school board employee or individual who provides any school-sponsored program from teaching or promoting to any student or school board employee the concept that (a) any race is inherently superior or inferior; (b) any individual is racist, privileged, oppressive, biased, or responsible for actions committed by others of the same race or skin color by virtue of the individual’s race or skin color; (c) the United States is fundamentally racist; or (d) market-based economics is inherently racist. The bill finally requires each school board to implement policies and procedures to educate school board employees about bullying and the need to create a school environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and any incident of bullying is taken seriously and handled in a robust manner. EV OPPOSES

HB 1126 Status: Committee referral pending

HB 988 (Wyatt)
Treatment of transgender students; model policies.
Committee referral pending

Treatment of transgender students; model policies. – HB 988 (Wyatt) Companion Bill: SB 20 (Hackworth) Eliminates the requirement that each school board adopt policies that are consistent with the model policies developed by the Department of Education concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. The bill also removes the requirement for such model policies to include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to the use of school facilities, requires the Department to amend its model policies to remove any such information, guidance, procedures, or standards, and requires the Department to make such amended model policies available to each school board no later than the beginning of the 2022/2023 school year. EV OPPOSES

Treatment of transgender students; model policies.

 

SB 20 (Hackworth)
Transgender students; treatment, model policies.
Referred to the Senate Committee on Education and Health

Treatment of transgender students; model policies. – SB 20 (Hackworth): Companion Bill: HB 988 (Wyatt) Eliminates the requirement that each school board adopt policies that are consistent with the model policies developed by the Department of Education concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. EV OPPOSES. 

SB 20 Status: Referred to the Senate Committee on Education and Health