7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill provides for child sexual abuse prevention training and instruction in
10 elementary schools.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . adopts certain recommendations of Illinois's Erin's Law Task Force;
14 . requires a school district or charter school to provide training and instruction on
15 child sexual abuse prevention and awareness to:
16 . elementary school personnel;
17 . the parents or guardians of elementary school students; and
18 . elementary students; and
19 . requires the State Board of Education to adopt model materials for the training and
20 instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and awareness.
21 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 53A-13-112 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 53A-13-112 is enacted to read:
31 53A-13-112. Child sexual abuse prevention.
32 (1) As used in this section, "school personnel" is as defined in Section 53A-11-605 .
33 (2) Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, a school district or charter school shall
34 provide child sexual abuse prevention training and instruction to:
35 (a) elementary school personnel on:
36 (i) responding to a disclosure of child sexual abuse in a supportive, appropriate
37 manner; and
38 (ii) the mandatory reporting requirements described in Sections 53A-6-502 and
39 62A-4a-403 ;
40 (b) parents or guardians of elementary school students on:
41 (i) recognizing warning signs of a child who is being sexually abused; and
42 (ii) effective, age-appropriate methods for discussing the topic of child sexual abuse
43 with a child; and
44 (c) elementary school students on recognizing and reporting conduct that constitutes
45 child sexual abuse.
46 (3) On or before January 1, 2015, the State Board of Education shall develop or adopt
47 age-appropriate model materials for the training and instruction described in Subsection (2).
48 (4) A school district or charter school may:
49 (a) develop or adopt its own age-appropriate materials for the training and instruction
50 described in Subsection (2); or
51 (b) use the materials adopted by the State Board of Education under Subsection (3).
52 (5) A school district or charter school may partner with a nonprofit organization to
53 provide the training and instruction described in Subsection (2).
54 (6) (a) The State Board of Education shall report to the Legislature's Education Interim
55 Committee on the progress of the provisions of this section by the committee's November 2015
57 (b) A school district or charter school shall provide to the State Board of Education
58 information that is necessary for the board's report to the Legislature's Education Interim
59 Committee as required in Subsection (6)(a).
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-21-14 4:38 PM