Toni Morrison

Legislative notebook: Sexually explicit books, smoking and resumes

Legislative notebook: Sexually explicit books, smoking and resumes

RICHMOND – Legislation that would give parents veto power over sexually explicit literature in schools is headed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk.

The House of Delegates gave final approval to House Bill 516 Thursday, accepting a Senate amendment to the body's original bill. The vote was 77-21, showing that the bill has generated a little more controversy since it first left the house 98-0.

The bill orders the State Board of Education to come up with criteria to identify sexually explicit books and other instructional material. Schools would have to give parents a heads up when this material is going to be taught, and propose alternative material for parents who want...