Bill Summary for H 493 (2019-2020)

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Apr 16 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 493 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH INFORMATION AND RESOURCES ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, INCLUDING SEXUAL ABUSE.
Intro. by White, Horn.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

Modifies proposed GS 115C-12(47) to direct the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction (was, upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Public Instruction), to adopt a policy to be implemented by the governing body of each public secondary school, as defined (was, local boards) to provide information on child abuse and neglect to students in grades six through twelve. Adds that the policy applies at public secondary schools under the State Board's control, including schools operated under Article 9C, Schools for Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments. Makes conforming changes. 

Amends GS 116-11 to require the Board of Governors to implement the policy adopted by the State Board pursuant to GS 115C-12(47), as enacted, for all public secondary schools under the Board of Governor's control.

Enacts Section 6(d)(1a) of SL 2018-32, making local boards of education with an approved renewal school system plan subject to GS 115C-12(47), as enacted.

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