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Public Act 096-1082


 

Public Act 1082 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 096-1082
 
SB3332 EnrolledLRB096 18091 NHT 33466 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
27-9.1 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-9.1)
    Sec. 27-9.1. Sex Education.
    (a) No pupil shall be required to take or participate in
any class or course in comprehensive sex education if his
parent or guardian submits written objection thereto, and
refusal to take or participate in such course or program shall
not be reason for suspension or expulsion of such pupil. Each
class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any
of grades 6 through 12 shall include instruction on the
prevention, transmission and spread of AIDS. Nothing in this
Section prohibits instruction in sanitation, hygiene or
traditional courses in biology.
    (b) All public elementary, junior high, and senior high
school classes that teach sex education and discuss sexual
intercourse shall emphasize that abstinence is the expected
norm in that abstinence from sexual intercourse is the only
protection that is 100% effective against unwanted teenage
pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and acquired immune
deficiency syndrome (AIDS) when transmitted sexually.
    (c) All sex education courses that discuss sexual
intercourse shall satisfy the following criteria:
        (1) Course material and instruction shall be age
    appropriate.
        (2) Course material and instruction shall teach honor
    and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.
        (3) Course material and instruction shall stress that
    pupils should abstain from sexual intercourse until they
    are ready for marriage.
        (4) Course material and instruction shall include a
    discussion of the possible emotional and psychological
    consequences of preadolescent and adolescent sexual
    intercourse outside of marriage and the consequences of
    unwanted adolescent pregnancy.
        (5) Course material and instruction shall stress that
    sexually transmitted diseases are serious possible hazards
    of sexual intercourse. Pupils shall be provided with
    statistics based on the latest medical information citing
    the failure and success rates of condoms in preventing AIDS
    and other sexually transmitted diseases.
        (6) Course material and instruction shall advise
    pupils of the laws pertaining to their financial
    responsibility to children born in and out of wedlock.
        (7) Course material and instruction shall advise
    pupils of the circumstances under which it is unlawful for
    males to have sexual relations with females under the age
    of 18 to whom they are not married pursuant to Article 12
    of the Criminal Code of 1961, as now or hereafter amended.
        (8) Course material and instruction shall teach pupils
    to not make unwanted physical and verbal sexual advances
    and how to say no to unwanted sexual advances. Pupils shall
    be taught that it is wrong to take advantage of or to
    exploit another person. The material and instruction shall
    also encourage youth to resist negative peer pressure.
        (9) (Blank).
        (10) Course material and instruction shall teach
    pupils about the dangers associated with drug and alcohol
    consumption during pregnancy.
    (d) An opportunity shall be afforded to parents or
guardians to examine the instructional materials to be used in
such class or course.
(Source: P.A. 93-88, eff. 7-2-03; 94-933, eff. 6-26-06.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/16/2010