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SA 725. Mr. LAUTENBERG submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 1388, entitled ``The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.''; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

Subtitle F of title I of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12631 et seq.), as amended by section 1612, is further amended by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 189E. SEX EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS.
``(a) Sex Education Programs.--Assistance made available under the national service laws to develop or distribute materials, or operate programs or courses of instruction, related to sex education for young people shall be used for materials, programs, or courses that--
``(1) include education on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and AIDS; and
``(2)(A) are age appropriate and medically accurate;
``(B) stress the value of abstinence while not ignoring those young people who have had or are having sexual intercourse;
``(C) provide information about the health benefits and side effects of all contraceptive methods (including barrier methods) used--
``(i) as a means to prevent pregnancy; and
``(ii) to reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and AIDS;
``(D) encourage family communication between a parent and a child about sexuality;
``(E) teach young people the skills to make responsible decisions about sexuality, including how to avoid unwanted verbal, physical, and sexual advances and how to avoid making verbal, physical, and sexual advances that are not wanted by the other party;
``(F) teach young people the skills to develop healthy relationships, including skills to prevent dating violence and sexual violence;
``(G) teach young people how alcohol and drug use can affect responsible decisionmaking; and
``(H) not teach or promote religion.
``(b) Distribution of Materials.--No assistance made available under the national service laws shall be used to distribute, or aid in the distribution by any organization of, obscene materials to minors on school grounds.''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 26, 2009.)