00 Enrolled HB 214 01 Relating to the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to dating violence 02 and abuse training, awareness, prevention, and notices; and establishing the month of 03 February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. 04 _______________ 05 * Section 1. AS 14.30.356(a) is repealed and reenacted to read: 06 (a) The department, in consultation with school districts, shall develop and 07 approve a program relating to teen dating violence and abuse awareness and 08 prevention for grades seven through 12. The program must 09 (1) include training for employees and students; 10 (2) provide parent notices; and 11 (3) be reviewed periodically by a qualified individual or committee for 12 consistency with generally accepted standards for a teen dating violence and abuse 13 awareness and prevention program. 14 * Sec. 2. AS 14.30.356(b) is amended to read: 01 (b) The [POLICY,] training, notices, and instruction adopted under this 02 section must include 03 (1) age-appropriate information; 04 (2) the warning signs of dating violence and abusive behavior; 05 (3) characteristics of healthy relationships; 06 (4) measures to prevent and stop dating violence and abuse; 07 (5) community resources available to victims of dating violence and 08 abuse; and 09 (6) a procedure allowing a student to be excused from participating in 10 training or from receiving notices under this section at the written request of a parent 11 or guardian of the student, or of the student if the student is emancipated or 18 years of 12 age or older. 13 * Sec. 3. AS 44.12 is amended by adding a new section to article 2 to read: 14 Sec. 44.12.160. Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. 15 The month of February each year is established as Teen Dating Violence Awareness 16 and Prevention Month. Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month may 17 be observed by schools, community groups, and other public and private agencies and 18 individuals with appropriate activities that increase the public's awareness of teen 19 dating violence in the state, encourage Alaskans to pursue healthy relationships and 20 learn the signs of teen dating violence, and promote prevention of and action to end 21 teen dating violence. 22 * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 23 read: 24 BREE MOORE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION 25 PROGRAM. A program approved by the Department of Education and Early Development 26 under AS 14.30.356, as amended by this Act, shall be known as the Bree Moore Teen Dating 27 Violence Awareness and Prevention Program.