Maryland: (2009): Encourages schools to adopt age appropriate dating violence education into the school curricula.
Massachusetts: SB 2583 requires school districts to implement a specific policy to address teen dating violence in public schools.
California, once a leader in dating abuse prevention legislation, is now begin to lag behind.
Arizona: After “Kaity’s Law” was passed in 2009, SB 1308 (2010): Permits a school district to adopt dating abuse policies and to incorporate dating violence education into health curricula for grades 7-12.
Requires every school district in AZ to review and consider the adoption of dating abuse curriculum and policies by June 30, 2011.
Connecticut: HB 5315 (2010): Includes teen dating violence and domestic violence education as part of the in-service training program for certified teachers, administrators and pupil personnel.
SB 3079 would establish the temporary state commission on intimate partner violence (including dating violence) to study, report on and make recommendations on the prevalence, causes, effects, risks and costs of such violence.
Here is a summary of some of the significant laws by state, in alphabetical order.Louisiana: HB 46 (2010): Requires each public school to provide dating violence education as part of its health curriculum in grades 7-12.Maine: (2009) Directs the DOE to review its policies and rules regarding faculty and student training on the topic of dating abuse and to review its administrative policies to determine which address dating abuse.Requires the Department of Education to develop a model policy that includes school personnel training.Georgia: SB346 (2009): Requires the State Board of Education to add a teen dating violence prevention program to the rape prevention and personal safety education program for grades 8 through 12.