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108th Simulation Congress

1st Session
H.R. 129
To amend the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970 to include
educational programs and services that promote sexual health funded through the federal
government.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 10th, 2016
Senator Brittany Scott from Virginia introduced the following bill.
A BILL
To amend the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970 to include
educational programs and services that promote sexual health.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled.
Section 1. Short Title.
This act may be cited as the Adolescent and Young Adult Sexual Education Act of 2016
Sec.2 Findings and Purpose
(a) PURPOSE
The purposes of this Act is to provide comprehensive sexual health programs that -(1) provide information and tools to help the American youth make informed decisions
when it comes to sexual health and healthy relationships
(2) provide information about Sexually Transmitted Infections, including but not limited
to HIV/AIDs, and other risks associated with unprotected sex such as pregnancy
(3) provide skills and knowledge about healthy relationships, bullying, and acceptance
(of all forms), which includes, LGBT inclusiveness and body positivity
and
(4) provide information and contraceptives including both conventional (i.e. pills and
condoms) and unconventional (i.e. IUDS and dental dams)
(a) FINDINGS Congress makes the following findings:
(1) According to the CDC, 15-24 year olds account for half of all new STDs in the
United States. (cdc.gov)
(2) 249,078 babies (24.2 per 1,000 women) were born to women between the ages of
15-19 years old. (cdc.gov)
(3) Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds in the United
States, which can be attributed to incidents such as bullying and lack of social
acceptance. (cdc.gov)

(4) DoSomething, a organization devoted to ending bullying among students reports that
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. (dosomthing.org)
(5) Contraceptives are highly effective, among 99% of women ages 15-44 that are
educated about contraceptives have used contraceptives, and of the 68% who use
consistently only 5% have resulted in unintended pregnancies. (Guttmacher Institute)
(6) Between 80% - 90% of the American youth want information regarding sexual
education (i.e. how to put on a condom, information about HIV/AIDS, etc.)
(advocatesforyouth.org)
Sec. 3 DEFINITIONS
As used in this Act, the following definitions apply:
(A) the term sexually transmitted disease means
(B) Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are
generally acquired by sexual contact. The organisms that cause sexually transmitted
diseases may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily
fluids. (Mayo Clinic)
(C) The term American youth means
(1) Any person living in the United States between the ages of 15-24 years old.
(D) The term contraceptive refers to a device used to prevent pregnancy and/or any
sexual transmitted diseases.
Sec. 4. REQUIREMENTS FOR SEXUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
(1) Contents of the sexual education program to be funded by the federal government are to
include and address
(a) The benefits of abstinence and delayed sexual initiation
(b) The benefits of making responsible, informed decisions regarding sex such as the use of
contraceptives that prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases
(c) Information and promote healthy relationships among American youth including but not
limited to information on sexual violence, dating violence, suicide, and bullying.
(d) Information and promotion of inclusiveness of the LGBT community.
(e) Skills that help youth set healthy goals that include critical thinking, healthy decision
making, interpersonal skills, and stress management
(f) How to make informed and responsible decisions regarding sex, for example,
(i)
How to use contraceptives
(ii)
Using sound and good judgment in regards to partners
(iii)
How to avoid and/or handle situations of unwanted sexual advances
(iv)
How to communicate effectively with their partner
and
(v)
Knowledge of the risks of drugs and alcohol in sexual situations
(g) Promotion of a healthy body image and self confidence
(h) Provide information and referrals of agencies, offices, clinics, etc. that provide services
regarding sexual and mental health
(2) FEDERAL GRANT REQUIREMENTS
All agencies wishing to receive federal grant money to establish a sexual health education
program must follow the following provisions
All agencies are required to
(a) Teach and provide services that are ethical and scientifically accurate

(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(a)

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

Provide inclusivity of all groups, more specifically, those of the LGBT community
Provide information on topics specifically listed in Section 4.1
Facilitated in a positive, comfortable, nonjudgmental, (if necessary) private environment
It will be the responsibility of the agency to report any incident to local law enforcement
where individuals are a harm to other or themselves or someone is or has been an
immediate threat to the student.
Assess students behavior throughout the program to evaluate effectiveness of program
(3) DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAM
The development and implementation of the program shall be at the discretion of the
agency. Once grant is disbursed, the agency can use the funds as they see fit, as long as
the program meets the requirements enumerated in Section 4.2.
(4) GRANTING OF FEDERAL FUNDS
Any agency wishing to establish a program must submit a grant proposal detailing their
missions and goals of the program.
All proposals must be submitted no later than April 1 of the following year to ensure
disbursement by October 1, the beginning of the fiscal year.
Every 2 years, the agencies program will undergo an official audit to ensure all provisions
and requirements are met.
If the agency fails the audit, they will be subjected to loss of federal grant money, and in
extenuating circumstances, federal prosecution.

Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE


This act shall be effective 1 year after the date of its enactment.