|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 30, 2012||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|Apr 25, 2012||ordered to third reading cal.561|
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 11, 2012||referred to education|
senate Bill S6182
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6182 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §803-a, Ed L
S6182 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6182 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to enacting "Erin Merryn's law" PURPOSE: Enacts "Erin Merryn's Law" to require provision of instruction to prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse in grades kindergarten through eight. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Short title "Erin Merryn's law" Section 2. Legislative findings and intent Section 3. Amends section 803-a of the education law, as added by chapter 658 of the laws of 1994 to add prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation to instruction students already receive in the prevention of child abduction. The duties of the local boards of education to select curricula and the commissioner to provide technical assistance are unchanged.
S6182 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6182 I N S E N A T E January 11, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, VALESKY, SAVINO, CARLUCCI -- 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 enacting "Erin Merryn's law" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Erin Merryn's law". S 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds and declares that child sexual abuse, estimated to affect up to one in four girls and up to one in six boys, poses a grave threat to the health and safety of young people, and its damaging effects can last a lifetime. The legislature also finds and declares that child sexual exploita- tion, including the use of children in pornography and prostitution, and child abduction pose a similar threat to the health and safety of young people, and put child victims at grave risk of death or severe bodily harm. The legislature also finds and declares that the incidence of child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation and child abduction can be reduced by raising awareness among young children of common dangers and warning signs, empowering children to better protect themselves from sexual predators, and teaching children how to obtain any necessary assistance or services. It is hereby declared to be the public policy and in the public inter- est of this state to establish a comprehensive program to provide an age-appropriate course of instruction in the prevention of child abduc- tion, child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse. S 3. Section 803-a of the education law, as added by chapter 658 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: S 803-a. Courses of study in prevention of child abduction, CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE. 1. All pupils in grades [K-8] KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHT in all public schools in the state shall receive instruction designed to prevent the abduction, EXPLOITA- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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