S.972 - Responsible Education About Life Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/22/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/22/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.972 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/22/2007)
Responsible Education About Life Act - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to states for family life education, including education on abstinence and contraception, to prevent teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Expresses the sense of Congress that states are encouraged but not required to provide matching funds.
Requires the Secretary to provide for a national evaluation of a representative sample of such programs for effectiveness in changing adolescent sexual behavior, including delaying sexual and high-risk activity, preventing pregnancy and disease (including HIV/AIDS), and increasing contraceptive knowledge. Requires states receiving such grants to provide for an individual evaluation of the state's program by an external, independent entity.