REFERENCE TITLE: schools; sexually explicit materials; prohibition





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session




HB 2495


Introduced by

Representatives Hoffman: Barton, Blackman, Carter, Fillmore, Finchem, Kaiser, Martinez, Nguyen, Parker, Toma, Wilmeth





amending Title 15, chapter 1, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 15-120.02; relating to public schools.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Title 15, chapter 1, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 15-120.02, to read:

START_STATUTE15-120.02. Sexually explicit materials; prohibition; definition

A. Notwithstanding any other law, a public school in this state may not refer students to or use any sexually explicit material in any manner.

B. For the purposes of this section, "sexually explicit materials" includes textual, visual or audio materials or materials accessed via any other medium that depict any of the following:

1. Sexual conduct. For the purposes of this paragraph, "sexual conduct" means acts of masturbation, homosexuality, sexual intercourse or physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks or, if such person is a female, breast.

2. Sexual excitement.  For the purposes of this paragraph, "sexual excitement" means the condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.

3. Ultimate sexual acts. For the purposes of this paragraph, "ultimate sexual acts" means sexual intercourse, vaginal or anal, fellatio, cunnilingus, bestiality or sodomy. A sexual act is simulated when it depicts explicit sexual activity that gives the appearance of consummation of ultimate sexual acts. END_STATUTE