senate Bill S7820A

Signed By Governor
2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to the humane treatment of animals and rights of students relative to dissection

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A3467 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 13, 2010 signed chap.320
Aug 03, 2010 delivered to governor
Jun 23, 2010 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.871
substituted for s7820a
Jun 22, 2010 recommitted to rules
returned to senate
repassed assembly
Jun 15, 2010 amended on third reading 3467b
Jun 15, 2010 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 14, 2010 returned to assembly
committed to rules
substitution reconsidered
recalled from senate
3rd reading cal.871
substituted for s7820
Jun 23, 2010 substituted by a3467b
Jun 16, 2010 amended on third reading 7820a
Jun 14, 2010 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
substitution reconsidered
substituted by a3467a
Jun 10, 2010 advanced to third reading
Jun 09, 2010 2nd report cal.
Jun 08, 2010 1st report cal.871
May 13, 2010 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S7820 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3467
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §809, Ed L

S7820 - Summary

Relates to the humane treatment of animals by students in schools, in connection with school sponsored events or activities and experimental studies in laboratories; requires notice to students and parents enrolled in a course that includes dissection.

S7820 - Sponsor Memo

S7820 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7820

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- 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  the  dissection  of
  animals

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section  809  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  542  of  the  laws  of 1994, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Dissection of animals. Any student expressing a moral or  religious
objection  to  the  performance  or  witnessing  of the dissection of an
animal, either wholly or in part, shall be provided the  opportunity  to
undertake  and complete an alternative project that shall be approved by
such student's  teacher;  provided,  however,  that  such  objection  is
substantiated  in  writing  by  the  student's parent or legal guardian.
Students who perform alternative projects who do not perform or  witness
the  dissection  of animals shall not be penalized.  THE BOARD OF EDUCA-
TION OR TRUSTEES OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DEVELOP  A  POLICY  TO  GIVE
REASONABLE NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS AND STUDENTS' PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDI-
ANS  ABOUT  THEIR  RIGHTS UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION.   SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE
MADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT THE SCHOOL AND DISTRIBUTED TO PARENTS AND
STUDENTS AT LEAST ONCE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05657-04-0

Co-Sponsors

S7820A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3467
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §809, Ed L

S7820A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the humane treatment of animals by students in schools, in connection with school sponsored events or activities and experimental studies in laboratories; requires notice to students and parents enrolled in a course that includes dissection.

S7820A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7820A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7820--A
    Cal. No. 871

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  OPPENHEIMER,  KRUEGER  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion  --  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
  second report, ordered to a third  reading,  substituted  by  Assembly
  Bill  No.  3467-A,  substitution  reconsidered  and vote reconsidered,
  restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to the dissection of
  animals

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section  809 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 542 of the laws  of  1994,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  4.  Dissection of animals. Any student expressing a moral or religious
objection to the performance or  witnessing  of  the  dissection  of  an
animal,  either  wholly or in part, shall be provided the opportunity to
undertake and complete an alternative project that shall be approved  by
such  student's  teacher;  provided,  however,  that  such  objection is
substantiated in writing by the  student's  parent  or  legal  guardian.
Students  who perform alternative projects who do not perform or witness
the dissection of animals shall not be penalized.  THE BOARD  OF  EDUCA-
TION  OR  TRUSTEES  OF  A SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DEVELOP A POLICY TO GIVE
REASONABLE NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A COURSE THAT INCLUDES THE
DISSECTION OF AN ANIMAL AND STUDENTS' PARENTS OR LEGAL  GUARDIANS  ABOUT
THEIR  RIGHTS  UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION.  SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE MADE AVAIL-
ABLE UPON REQUEST AT THE SCHOOL AND DISTRIBUTED TO PARENTS AND  STUDENTS
ENROLLED  IN  A  COURSE  THAT  INCLUDES  DISSECTION AT LEAST ONCE AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05657-06-0

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