S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT authorizing the commissioner of education to develop a teenage
parenting skills development demonstration program and making an
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The commissioner of education, in consultation with the
commissioner of the office of children and family services, shall devel-
op a teenage parenting skills development demonstration program. Such
program shall be conducted in three school districts in the state, with
one being in the city of New York.
S 2. The goals of this demonstration program will be to teach teen
parents their responsibilities and make them aware of the resources
which are available to them. In addition, the program will provide an
education in the basic skills of parenting, the particular aspects of
which education are to be determined by the department of education in
conjunction with the office of children and family services. The
program will also bring together different teenage parents for the
purpose of learning from each other and building a support network.
S 3. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), or so much
thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the commissioner
of education from any moneys in the state treasury in the general fund
to the credit of the state purposes account, not otherwise appropriated,
for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this act. Such
moneys shall be payable on the audit and warrant of the comptroller on
vouchers certified or approved by the department of education in
conjunction with the office of children and family services in the
manner prescribed by law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S 4. The commissioner of education shall report to the legislature
within three years after this act shall have become a law on the demon-
stration program authorized by section one of this act along with recom-
mendations for establishing such a program on a statewide level.
S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.