SALT LAKE CITY -- A local lawmaker's effort to move discussion of sex education from the school to the home has cleared another hurdle.
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogden, would require the State Board of Education to develop a sex education curriculum parents could access online and use to teach their kids. SB 39 passed the Senate on Wednesday by unanimous vote and now advances to the House.
The bill comes a year after Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed sex education legislation with an abstinence-only emphasis.