senate Bill S1572A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes an age-appropriate sex education grant program, to be referred to as the healthy teens act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Nov 18, 2011 print number 1572a
amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 10, 2011 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

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S1572 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A808
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14-A §§1450 - 1457, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A808
2009-2010: A1806A, S4633

S1572 - Summary

Establishes an age-appropriate sex education grant program through the department of health to be a comprehensive age-appropriate program conducted by an eligible applicant; authorizes the commissioner to determine certain topics of instruction and makes provisions for the application of grants.

S1572 - Sponsor Memo

S1572 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1572

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. OPPENHEIMER, BRESLIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER,
  PERKINS -- 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 the commis-
  sioner to amend regulations to include medically accurate, age  appro-
  priate sexual education in secondary schools

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

  Section 1.  Section 305 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 42 to read as follows:
  42. A. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH AND/OR
PROVIDE  FOR  REGULATIONS TO INCLUDE MEDICALLY ACCURATE, AGE APPROPRIATE
HUMAN SEXUAL EDUCATION, INCLUDING METHODS  FOR  PREVENTION  OF  SEXUALLY
TRANSMITTED  DISEASE  AND  PREVENTION  OF  PREGNANCY. SUCH REGULATION OR
REGULATIONS SHALL PROVIDE THAT NO PUPIL SHALL  BE  REQUIRED  TO  RECEIVE
INSTRUCTION  IN  HUMAN SEXUALITY IF THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF SUCH
PUPIL HAS FILED WITH  THE  PRINCIPAL  OF  THE  SCHOOL  WHICH  THE  PUPIL
ATTENDS,  A  WRITTEN  REQUEST  THAT  THE  PUPIL  NOT PARTICIPATE IN SUCH
INSTRUCTION, WITH AN ASSURANCE THAT THE PUPIL WILL RECEIVE SUCH INSTRUC-
TION AT HOME.
  B. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE RESOURCES TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE
FORM OF WRITTEN GUIDANCE AND/OR SUGGESTED CURRICULUM FOR THE IMPLEMENTA-
TION OF THE SEXUAL EDUCATION STANDARDS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately,  provided,  however  that
any  regulations  shall be amended pursuant to the time table of the New
York state learning standards review initiative regarding health,  phys-
ical education and family and consumer sciences.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05294-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S1572A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A808
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14-A §§1450 - 1457, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A808
2009-2010: A1806A, S4633

S1572A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an age-appropriate sex education grant program through the department of health to be a comprehensive age-appropriate program conducted by an eligible applicant; authorizes the commissioner to determine certain topics of instruction and makes provisions for the application of grants.

S1572A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1572A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1572--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  OPPENHEIMER, DUANE, BRESLIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  PARKER, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Education  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
  age-appropriate  sex education grant program, to be referred to as the
  healthy teens act

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.   The legislature finds and declares
that New York state's teen pregnancy rate, 59.2 per  1000  female  15-19
year  olds  as  compared to the Healthy People 2010 goal of 43 cases per
1000 female 15-19 year olds falls far too short  of  the  public  health
expectation  set  by the Surgeon General. New York state had 40,000 teen
pregnancies in 2006.  In addition, according to the centers for  disease
control,  1  in  4  teenage  girls has a sexually transmitted infection.
This is true in New York state as well.  Current research documents that
individuals  who  receive  early,  comprehensive,  age-appropriate,  and
scientifically  accurate  education  in the health and other benefits of
sexual abstinence, family planning, and birth control are more likely to
delay sexual activity and engage later in such activity  with  a  higher
degree   of  responsibility  and  safety.  Comprehensive  sex  education
programs which complement parental involvement and  instruction  respect
the diversity and values of our state and provide our youth at risk with
the  foundation  to  make responsibly informed choices. The earlier such
programs are commenced on an age-appropriate curriculum basis, the  more
responsible will be the sexual activity decisions.
  Statistics within New York state communities show an increase in rates
of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents over the past several
years.    Adolescents are the fastest growing population of new HIV/AIDS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05294-02-1

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