|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to education|
|Feb 13, 2009||referred to education|
senate Bill S2178
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2178 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2178 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires persons in parental relation with a child of elementary school age to attend parents 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.
S2178 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2178 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 : This bill will require parents of elementary school children to attend a minimum of four parent support instruction programs as a requirement for advancement of the student to the seventh grade. 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 : 2007-2008 - A1628 01/09/08 - Referred to Education FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
S2178 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2178 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 13, 2009 ___________ 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 GRADUATION FROM SIXTH GRADE AND SHALL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR SUCH CHILD'S EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00093-01-9
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