senate Bill S142

Requires persons in parental relation with a child of elementary school age to attend parent support instruction programs

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Requires persons in parental relation with a child of elementary school age to attend parent support programs; completion of four workshops one of which shall be related to physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children, shall be a requirement for the child's advancement to seventh grade.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S142
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3212, add §319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1723
2009-2010: S2178

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BILL NUMBER:S142

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to requiring persons in parental
relation with a child of elementary school age
to attend
parent support programs

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Requires parents to attend support programs designed to enhance
parenting skills.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends the Education Law, Section 3212 subdivision 2 by
adding a new paragraph f. Requires parents of elementary school
children to attend a minimum of four parent support instruction
programs prior to the child's advancement to the seventh grade.
Requires employers to provide one day per year of paid job leave for
the purposes of attending such support instruction programs.

Section 2. Amends the Education Law by adding a new section 319.
Requires the Commissioner, in consultation with the Board of Regents,
to develop guidelines for the content and distribution of a series of
twelve parenting workshops. Provides that the topic of one such
workshop shall be related to the physical, emotional and sexual abuse
of children. Requires the completion of four workshops prior to the
child's graduation from sixth grade and shall be a requirement for
advancement to the seventh grade.

Section 3. Effective Date

EXISTING LAW:
Education Law; Part 1, Compulsory Education; Section
3212, Definition of persons in parental relation and their duties;
duties of certain other persons.

JUSTIFICATION:
To provide parents with educational and support systems that would
enhance parenting skills and to provide parents with guidelines and
resources necessary to prevent instances of abuse and neglect.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.1723 - Referred to Education
2011: S.1723 - Defeated in Education
2009-10: S.2178 - Referred to Education/A.305 - Enacting Clause Stricken
2007-08: A.1628 - Referred to Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   142

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  persons  in
  parental  relation  with  a  child  of elementary school age to attend
  parent support programs

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  3212 of the education law is
amended by adding a new paragraph f to read as follows:
  F. SHALL, AT THE TIME SUCH INDIVIDUAL BEGINS TO ATTEND  UPON  INSTRUC-
TION,  PARTICIPATE  IN  A  SERIES  OF  FOUR  PARENT  SUPPORT INSTRUCTION
PROGRAMS PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED  NINETEEN  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,
SUCH PROGRAMS TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S GRADUATION FROM
SIXTH GRADE AND SHALL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S ADVANCEMENT
TO  THE  SEVENTH GRADE.  WHERE SUCH PERSONS IN PARENTAL RELATION REQUIRE
LEAVE FROM WORK  TO  ATTEND  AND  PARTICIPATE  IN  SUCH  PARENT  SUPPORT
INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS, THE EMPLOYERS OF SUCH PERSONS IN PARENTAL RELATION
SHALL  PROVIDE  SUCH PERSONS WITH ONE DAY PER YEAR OF PAID JOB LEAVE FOR
THIS PURPOSE.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to  read
as follows:
  S  319. PARENT SUPPORT INSTRUCTION. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN ONE
HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS OF THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS  SECTION,  AND  IN
CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  BOARD  OF  REGENTS,  DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR THE
CONTENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF A SERIES OF TWELVE PARENTING WORKSHOPS,  ONE
OF  WHICH  SHALL RELATE TO THE SUBJECT OF PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SEXUAL
ABUSE OF CHILDREN. PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH F OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION
THIRTY-TWO HUNDRED TWELVE OF THIS CHAPTER, THE  COMPLETION  OF  FOUR  OF
SUCH  WORKSHOPS, ONE OF WHICH IS THE PROGRAM ON ABUSE, SHALL BE REQUIRED
OF ALL PERSONS IN PARENTAL RELATION WITH A CHILD PRIOR TO  SUCH  CHILD'S

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01011-01-3

S. 142                              2

GRADUATION  FROM SIXTH GRADE AND SHALL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR SUCH CHILD'S
ADVANCEMENT TO THE SEVENTH  GRADE.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE
REGULATIONS  PROVIDING FOR ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF PARTICIPATION INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, VIDEO OR CD, LIVE LECTURES OR PRINTED MATERIALS, AND
PROVIDING  FOR A MEANS OF VERIFIABLE CERTIFICATION THAT SUCH PROGRAM HAS
BEEN COMPLETED.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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