(d) .—The Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Secretary”), acting in consultation with the Office of the Violence Against Women of the Department of Justice, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall award grants under this section to eligible entities to carry out programs to provide the assistance described in subsection (c) with respect to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and the pets of such victims.(b) .—An eligible entity seeking a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require, including— (A) a description of the activities for which a grant under this section is sought; (B) such assurances as the Secretary determines to be necessary to ensure compliance by the entity with the requirements of this section; and (C) a certification that the entity, before engaging with any individual domestic violence victim, will disclose to the victim any mandatory duty of the entity to report instances of abuse and neglect (including instances of abuse and neglect of pets).1003.41 and may approve a new course only if it meets the required curricular content.
The character-development curriculum for grades 9 through 12 shall, at a minimum, include instruction on developing leadership skills, interpersonal skills, organization skills, and research skills; creating a resume; developing and practicing the skills necessary for employment interviews; conflict resolution, workplace ethics, and workplace law; managing stress and expectations; and developing skills that enable students to become more resilient and self-motivated.
In order to encourage patriotism, the sacrifices that veterans have made in serving our country and protecting democratic values worldwide.
(2) .—In addition to the requirements of paragraph (1), each application submitted by an eligible entity under that paragraph shall— (A) not include proposals for any activities that may compromise the safety of a domestic violence victim, including— (i) background checks of domestic violence victims; or (ii) clinical evaluations to determine the eligibility of such a victim for support services; (B) not include proposals that would require mandatory services for victims or that a victim obtain a protective order in order to receive proposed services; and (C) reflect the eligible entity’s understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
(3) .—Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require— (A) domestic violence victims to participate in the criminal justice system in order to receive services; or (B) eligible entities receiving a grant under this section to breach client confidentiality.
The health education curriculum for students in grades 7 through 12 shall include a teen dating violence and abuse component that includes, but is not limited to, the definition of dating violence and abuse, the warning signs of dating violence and abusive behavior, the characteristics of healthy relationships, measures to prevent and stop dating violence and abuse, and community resources available to victims of dating violence and abuse.
Such additional materials, subjects, courses, or fields in such grades as are prescribed by law or by rules of the State Board of Education and the district school board in fulfilling the requirements of law.
Any student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development, and treatment.
A student so exempted may not be penalized by reason of that exemption.
Course descriptions for comprehensive health education shall not interfere with the local determination of appropriate curriculum which reflects local values and concerns.
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-2)Status: Introduced on December 21 2017 - 25% progression Action: 2017-12-21 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
(b) .—Section 2262 of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a)— (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting after “another person” the following: “or the pet of that person”; and (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting after “proximity to, another person” the following “or the pet of that person”; and (2) in subsection (b)(5), by inserting after “in any other case,” the following: “including any case in which the offense is committed against a pet,”.