Monday, November 14, 2011

Important Public Hearings This Week

Two important Public Hearings are being held this week on two separate bills:

Assembly Bill 337  – “Strong Communities…Healthy Kids Act” peels back the Planned Parenthood Human Growth & Development Mandates passed in the last session.  This bill enables school districts to have an abstinence centered curriculum. Specifically, this legislation will: 1) present abstinence as the preferred behavior choice for unmarried pupils; 2) emphasize that abstinence is the only reliable way to prevent pregnancy and avoid sexually transmitted infections; 3) provide instruction in parental responsibility and the socioeconomic benefits of marriage; 4) explain pregnancy, prenatal development and childbirth; 5) explain the criminal penalties for underage sexual activity; and 6) explain the sex offender registration requirements.

The Assembly Committee on Education has called for a Public Hearing on AB-337 Wednesday, November 16th at 10:00am in Room 417 North in the State Capitol.  To contact members of this committee you may click here .  You may also contact your own legislators here  or call 1-800-362-9472.

Assembly Bill 154  prohibits coverage of abortions through health plans sold through exchanges.  The Assembly Committee on Insurance has scheduled a Public Hearing on AB-154 on Thursday, November 17th at 10:00am in Room 417 North in the State Capitol.  To contact members of the Insurance Committee you may click here .  You may also contact your own legislators here  or call 1-800-362-9472.