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The OREGON House approves HB 3063, which would remove vaccination requirements based on religious, philosophical or personal reasons. The bill would allow unvaccinated kids to attend public school until August 1, 2020, after which they would need to be home schooled or take online courses. It moves to the Senate (CNN).
IOWA Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signs HF 637, legislation that requires school district officials to report misconduct of employees to a state board within 30 days of disciplinary action. The law takes effect July 1 (DES MOINES REGISTER, IOWA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).
ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signs SB 1468, which requires all school employees who work with students in grades six through 12 to receive training on suicide prevention at least once every three years (ARIZONA REPUBLIC [PHOENIX]).
The CALIFORNIA Department of Education unanimously approves new guidelines for the state’s health and sex education framework. Those guidelines provide elementary school grades with a format for addressing sex trafficking, sexual orientation and how to support transgender and non-conforming students in the classroom (SACRAMENTO BEE).
MONTANA Gov. Steve Bullock (D) vetoes HB 567, a bill that would have created a program for training armed guards at public schools (BILLINGS GAZETTE).