Sen. John F. Curran

Filed: 5/14/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3461 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
510-23.13 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.13)
7    Sec. 10-23.13. Policies addressing sexual abuse.
8    (a) In this Section:
9    "Evidence-informed" refers to modalities that were created
10utilizing components of evidence-based treatments or
12    "Grooming" means conduct prohibited under Section 11-25 of
13the Criminal Code of 2012.
14    (b) To adopt and implement, by no later than July 1, 2022,
15a policy addressing sexual abuse of children that shall may
16include an age-appropriate and evidence-informed curriculum



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1for students in pre-K through 12th 5th grade;
2evidence-informed training for school personnel on child
3sexual abuse; evidence-informed educational information to
4parents or guardians provided in the school handbook on the
5warning signs of a child being abused, along with any needed
6assistance, referral, or resource information; available
7counseling and resources for students affected by sexual
8abuse; and emotional and educational support for a child of
9abuse to continue to be successful in school. A school
10district shall include in its policy and all training
11materials and instruction a definition of prohibited grooming
12behaviors and boundary violations for school personnel and how
13to report these behaviors.
14    Any policy adopted under this Section shall may address
15without limitation:
16        (1) methods for increasing school personnel teacher,
17    student, and parent awareness of issues regarding sexual
18    abuse of children, including awareness and knowledge of
19    likely warning signs indicating that a child may be a
20    victim of sexual abuse, awareness and knowledge of
21    grooming behaviors and how to report those behaviors,
22    awareness of appropriate relationships between school
23    personnel and students based on State law, and how to
24    prevent child abuse from happening, including, but not
25    limited to, methods outlined in State law regarding
26    personal health and safety education for students;



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1        (1.5) evidence-informed training for school personnel
2    on preventing, recognizing, reporting, and responding to
3    child sexual abuse and grooming behavior, including when
4    the grooming or abuse is committed by a member of the
5    school community, with a discussion of the criminal
6    statutes addressing sexual conduct between school
7    personnel and students, professional conduct, and
8    reporting requirements, including, but not limited to,
9    training as outlined in Section 10-22.39 and Section 3-11;
10        (2) options actions that a student child who is a
11    victim of sexual abuse has should take to obtain
12    assistance and intervention; and
13        (3) available counseling options for students affected
14    by sexual abuse; .
15        (4) methods for educating school personnel, students,
16    and staff on how to report child abuse to law enforcement
17    authorities and to the Department of Children and Family
18    Services and how to report grooming behaviors, including
19    when the grooming or abuse is committed by a member of the
20    school community; and
21        (5) education and information about children's
22    advocacy centers and sexual assault crisis centers and
23    information about how to access a children's advocacy
24    center or sexual assault crisis center serving the
25    district.
26    (c) A school district must provide training for school



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1personnel on child sexual abuse as described in paragraph
2(1.5) of subsection (b) no later than January 31 of each year.
3    (d) This Section may be referred to as Erin's Law.
4(Source: P.A. 96-1524, eff. 2-14-11.)
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.".