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John Diehl voted for anti-sexting bill


Some pretty rich irony here.

Former House Speaker John Diehl voted for a bill this session that places new requirements on the content of sex ed classes.

Among those requirements is that the course material must contain information about “the consequences of inappropriate text messaging.”

Diehl, of course, resigned from the speakership and the House last week after The Star disclosed his sexually loaded text messages with a college intern.

According to the legislative summary, House Bill 501 “requires course materials relating to sexual education to contain information regarding sexual predators, online predators, and the consequences of inappropriate text messaging.”

On April 7, the measure passed the House — with Diehl’s support — on a 140-11 vote.

The Senate passed it on April 28 by a 33-0 count.