senate Bill S1871

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires domestic violence awareness in a school curriculum and establishes a domestic violence awareness trust fund

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 13, 2011 referred to education

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S1871 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L; amd §§14-a & 15, Dom Rel L; amd §4139, Pub Health L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5187

S1871 - Summary

Requires domestic violence awareness in school curriculums and further increases the fees charged for the issuance of a marriage license and filing of certificates of dissolution of marriage for the purposes of establishing a domestic violence awareness trust fund for the maintenance of domestic violence programs.

S1871 - Sponsor Memo

S1871 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1871

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 domestic
  violence awareness  in  the  curriculum  and  to  amend  the  domestic
  relations  law,  the  public  health law and the state finance law, in
  relation to increasing fees charged for the  issuance  of  a  marriage
  license  and filing of certificates of dissolution of marriage for the
  purposes of establishing and maintaining domestic violence programs

  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. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS. 1. ALL SCHOOLS SHALL BE  AUTHOR-
IZED TO INCLUDE INSTRUCTION WITH REGARDS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS.
  2. INSTRUCTION REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS SHALL BE INCLUDED
IN  THE  HEALTH EDUCATION PROVIDED FOR ALL PUPILS AND SHALL BE TAUGHT BY
TEACHERS HOLDING A CERTIFICATE TO TEACH HEALTH. SUCH  INSTRUCTION  SHALL
BE  DESIGNED  ACCORDING  TO  THE  NEEDS  AND  ABILITIES OF THE PUPILS AT
SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS WITH THE  PURPOSE  OF  DEVELOPING  AWARENESS  OF
DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  ISSUES  AND PROMOTING KNOWLEDGE OF PREVENTION, IDEN-
TIFICATION AND SCREENING PROTECTIONS PROVIDED BY STATEWIDE AND COMMUNITY
BASED ORGANIZATIONS.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  TO  ESTAB-
LISH  A CURRICULUM FOR INSTRUCTION REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
TO BE AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE CONTENTS MAY BE VARIED TO  MEET
THE  NEEDS OF PARTICULAR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED
NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
  4. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE THE NEEDED FACIL-
ITIES, TIME, AND PLACE FOR THE INSTRUCTION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AND
TO  PROVIDE  LEARNING  AIDS  AND  CURRICULUM  RESOURCE  MATERIALS  WHICH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05818-01-1

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