The Nevada State Board of Education, pursuant to Senate Bill No. 108 of the 79th Legislative Session established a subcommittee to study the manner in which to include certain instruction in criminal law in the social studies courses required for graduation from a public high school.
The subcommittee will study the manner in which to include, in one of the three units of credit in social studies required pursuant to NRS 389.018 instruction concerning crimes that frequently involve persons under the age of 18 years. Instruction must include, without limitation, crimes involving:
- Sexual conduct, including without limitation, sexual assault, statutory sexual seduction, sex trafficking and sexting;
- Alcohol and controlled substances, including, without limitation, driving under the influence and the possession, use and distribution of alcohol and controlled substances;
- Domestic violence;
- Stalking; and
- Destruction of property.
A report will then be submitted to the State Board of Education on or before April 1, 2018. The State Board will then submit a report to the Legislative Committee on Education which will include its recommendations to carry out instruction as described in subsections 1, 2, and 3 of SB108.