senate Bill S1577

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring instruction on organ donor awareness in all senior high schools as part of the health education curriculum

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 02, 2011 advanced to third reading
Apr 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Apr 12, 2011 1st report cal.385
Jan 10, 2011 referred to health

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Apr 12, 2011 - Health committee Vote

S1577
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2
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12
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2
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
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Health Committee Vote: Apr 12, 2011

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aye wr (2)
excused (1)

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S1577 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4373

S1577 - Summary

Relates to requiring instruction on organ donor awareness in all senior high schools as part of the health education curriculum.

S1577 - Sponsor Memo

S1577 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1577

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  OPPENHEIMER,  PARKER,  SERRANO  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to health education
  instruction on organ donation awareness

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

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 804-e
to read as follows:
  S 804-E. HEALTH EDUCATION REGARDING ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS. 1.   ANY
SENIOR  HIGH  SCHOOL  IN THE STATE MAY PROVIDE, AS PART OF HEALTH EDUCA-
TION, INSTRUCTION DESIGNED TO PROMOTE AWARENESS AND TO INFORM AND DISPEL
THE MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS RELATED TO ORGAN DONATION.
  2. INSTRUCTION REGARDING ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS MAY  BE  PART  OF  A
HEALTH  EDUCATION  COURSE  IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS CURRICULUM. STUDENTS
MAY BE REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE IN THE SUBJECT THROUGH THE  USE
OF  A  TEST,  GRADED PROJECT OR REPORT, OR ANY OTHER MEANS PRESCRIBED BY
THE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES REGARDING ORGAN DONATION. ANY SUCH  COURSE  SHALL
BE  TAUGHT  BY  TEACHERS  HOLDING A CERTIFICATE TO TEACH HEALTH. RELATED
COURSES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM SHALL BE TAUGHT IN  A  MANNER
SUPPORTIVE OF HEALTH EDUCATION REGARDING ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER MAY PRESCRIBE IN RULES AND REGULATIONS SUCH HEALTH
EDUCATION  COURSES  WHICH  INCLUDE  INSTRUCTION REGARDING ORGAN DONATION
AWARENESS AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY DEEM NECESSARY AND DESIRABLE  FOR  THE
WELFARE  OF PUPILS AND THE COMMUNITY. THE CONTENTS MAY BE VARIED TO MEET
THE NEEDS OF A PARTICULAR SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED
NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE STATE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY  SCHOOL
DISTRICT  IN THE STATE PROVIDING INSTRUCTION ON ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS
SHALL UTILIZE EITHER THE CURRICULUM  FOR  HEALTH  EDUCATION  INSTRUCTION
REGARDING  ORGAN  DONATION AWARENESS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER OR A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05295-01-1

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