Hassan vetoes sex ed bill

Jun 29, 2015

BY: Citizens Count

On Friday, June 26 Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) vetoed HB 332, a bill that would require schools to notify parents at least two weeks before "course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education."

Gov. Hassan vetoed the bill in part because of the broad language.

"This bill would make it more difficult for young people to receive critical public health education and it could affect a wide range of curricula – including science and the study of important literature, ranging from Mark Twain to Shakespeare," Hassan wrote in her veto message.

Speaking in favor of the bill, Rep. Victoria Sullivan (R-Manchester) wrote HB 332 would "open communication between schools and parents, resulting in greater parental engagement and necessary conversations with their children regarding these sensitive issues."

CLICK HERE to read Gov. Hassan's veto message.

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