senate Bill S6182

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts "Erin Merryn's law" to require provision of instruction to prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse in grades kindergarten through eight

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 30, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 25, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.561
reported and committed to rules
Jan 11, 2012 referred to education

Votes

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Apr 25, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S6182
17
1
committee
17
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 25, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S6182
21
1
committee
21
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6182 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8993
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง803-a, Ed L

S6182 - Summary

Enacts "Erin Merryn's law" to require provision of instruction to prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse in grades kindergarten through eight.

S6182 - Sponsor Memo

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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