Utah Legislature Update
Senate Bill 39 Parental Responsibility for Sex Education Training passed in the Senate! Every Senator the Planned Parenthood Teen Council lobbied voted in favor of the bill. It is now in the House Education Committee
House Bill 50 the Dating Violence Protection Act was passed in the House last week, and is now in line for a second Senate Floor reading. Planned Parenthood is in favor of this bill because it allows protective orders for men and women in abusive relationships.
Nationally, the Violence Against Women Act was passed in the House of Representatives. It was passed in the Senate last month. Senator Matheson was the only Utah representative to vote in favor of the bill, so be sure to let him know you appreciate it!
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The Planned Parenthood Utah Teen Council went up to the Utah State Capitol to lobby their representatives on Senate Bill 39
The teens went to talk to their reps about how Parental Responsibility for Sex Education Training impacts them personally and why they want it passed.
The bill’s sponsor, Senator Reid, talked to the Teens about why he wrote the bill and how their support is necessary in this bill’s passage.
Many of the Teens used their personal stories about their sexual education when talking to their representatives.
Currently, Senate Bill 39 is on the list for a second reading in the Senate
Just wanted to remind you all that the One Billion Rising event is happening tomorrow!
We’re doing a group dance to the song “Break the Chain”. You can find a link to the dance here
Remember the event starts at 12 at the Utah State Capitol! Be sure to wear a pink or red shirt for VDay awareness. We’re giving free t-shirts out to the first 50 people, so get there early!!!
Senator Reid introduced a bill which would require the State Office of Education to offer training to parents on teaching their children about human sexuality. The bill gives parent’s access to an online resource to help parents talk with their children.
Planned Parenthood recognizes the impact parent’s have in their children’s life and their view of human sexuality. We support any bill that better equips parents in teaching children about healthy sex. SB 39 is a great bill providing useful information to Utah parent’s.
SB 39 passed out of the Senate Education Committee with a favorable recommendation and on to the Senate Floor on February 11th and you can read the bill HERE
Are you ready to dance!?!
Come join us at the Utah State Capitol on February 14th at noon to dance!
We’re working the the YWCA and One Billion Rising to end violence against women and promote awareness
Come practice the dance “Break the Chain” at the YWCA on 322 E and 300 S February 13 at 7 in the gymnasium.
First 50 people there get a FREE Planned Parenthood TShirt
You can view this event on Facebook
Share Your Story is going on hiatus for the 2013 Utah Legislature is in session! We’re going to be giving you updates on what’s happening in the Utah Legislative session and how it impacts Planned Parenthood and you. We’ll also keep you updated on Planned Parenthood events and nationwide health policies. Feel free to keep sharing your story here and we’ll post them once the Legislative session is over.