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Health--Teen Pregnancy


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State Status/Date Level Summary
LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Prevention of Teen Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
H.B. 1068
Makes a declaration of purpose. Directs the state superintendent of education, the secretary of the department of children and family services, and the secretary of the department of health and hospitals to meet together at least twice annually to review and e...

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INPassed 03/2014P-12Study of the Impact of Teenage Pregnancy Education
S.R. 33
Urges the Legislative Council to study the societal impact of teenage pregnancy education. http://iga.in.gov/static-documents/a/d/2/e/ad2e834b/SR0033.02.COMS.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies
S.B. 2563
Requires the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board, in collaboration with all public university and community college presidents or their chosen representatives and designees, to develop a plan o...

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CASigned into law 09/2013P-12K-12 Education and Minor Parents/Nonminor Dependent Parents
S.B. 528
From bill summary: Among other provisions related to minor parents and nonminor dependent parents, requires nonminor dependent parents to be given the ability to attend school, complete homework, and participate in age and developmentally appropriate activitie...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Excused Absences for Pregnancy
H.B. 300
Requires school districts and charter schools to maintain an attendance policy that provides for excused absences for pregnant and parenting teens, including: providing at least 10 days of excused absences for a student who provides documentation of the birth ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Ensuring Success in School Task Force
H.B. 605
Requires the Ensuring Success in School Task Force, created to address the educational and related needs of elementary and secondary education students who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence to ensure their ability to sta...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Reproductive Health and Safety Education
H.B. 88
Removes the requirement that local school administrative units (LEAs) provide only abstinence until marriage education and requires LEAs to provide reproductive health and safety education in grades seven through nine; requires such education to include instru...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Applications for Certain Programs
H.B. 3646 - Sections 17-19
Section 17: Directs the commissioner, in reviewing a funding application for an extended year program, to give priority to districts with high concentrations of educationally disadvantaged students.
Section 18: Brings provisions related to flexible school day...

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MSSigned into law 04/2009P-12Task Force on Failing Schools Districts
S.B. 2288
Continues the task force to study and report on the status of failing schools and school districts, effectiveness measures for improvement of those schools and school districts, and enhancement of accountability and sanctions; creates the teen pregnancy task f...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Substance Abuse Services to Pregnant Minors
H.B. 316
Amends the Human Services Code to requires a local substance abuse authority to ensure that all substance abuse treatment programs that receive public funds provide priority for admission to a pregnant minor. Requires a local substance abuse authority to provi...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Ensuring Success in School Task Force
H.B. 1330
Requires the state board of education to convene an Ensuring Success in School Task Force to develop policies and procedures for addressing the educational and related needs of youth who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Pregnant Women Support Act
H.B. 3183, S.B. 1088
Chapter No. 822: Creates the Pregnant Women Support Act. Provisions include several related to education: Providing support services for students of institutions of higher education; providing funds to allow early childhood education programs to work with preg...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Miscellaneous Provisions
H.B. 867 - Section 13-15
Extends to 2007-2008 provisions related to No Child Left Behind requirements, including commissioner determinations whether schools and districts are meeting state standards annually and state board authority to impose on schools and school districts consequen...

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COSigned into law 04/2006P-12Teen Pregnancy and Dropout Prevention
H.B. 1351
Concerns the continuation of the statewide program for teen pregnancy and dropout prevention; changes the required report date for the statewide program for teen pregnancy and dropout prevention; extends the repeal date for the program.
http://www.leg.state.co...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teen Parents in Foster Care Act
S.B. 1178
Creates the Teen Parents in Foster Care Act. Provides ways in which families of dependent minor parents may be preserved, by assisting such parents in raising their children, and participating in school and extracurricular activities. Encourages the state and ...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Pregnancy Incentive Grant Fund
H.B. 774
Extends repealer to December 31, 2005 on Mississippi Reducing Out of Wedlock Pregnancies Incentive Grant Fund that provides funds to counties for achieving reductions in out-of-wedlock births without increasing the number of abortions.http://billstatus.ls.stat...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12
S.B. 541
Relates to existing law which states the intent of the Legislature to establish a comprehensive, continuous, community-linked, and school-based program, to be known as the Cal-SAFE Program, that focuses on youth development and dropout prevention for pregnant ...

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