The Senate on Friday approved, 27-13, Senate Bill 508, the "Abstinence Plus Education Act." The legislation would require each of the state's public school districts to provide a comprehensive education program in human sexuality that would emphasize the benefits of abstinence and provide information about sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
The bill now goes to the House for consideration.
Here's how area senators voted (a yes vote favored the bill):
Yes: Mark Gilstrap, D-Kansas City; Roger Pine, R-Lawrence