senate Bill S71

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Mandates comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education be taught in all public schools, grades one through twelve

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Mar 29, 2011 defeated in education
Feb 28, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

Votes

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Mar 29, 2011 - Education committee Vote

S71
8
10
committee
8
Aye
10
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S71 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6474
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง815, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1295, A10966

S71 - Summary

Mandates comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education be taught in all public schools, grades one through twelve; provides that the commissioner of education will create and establish a curriculum to accomplish such goal within one year of the effective date of this legislation.

S71 - Sponsor Memo

S71 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   71

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, KRUEG-
  ER, PARKER, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
  ed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to mandating sex educa-
  tion in elementary and high schools

  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 815 to
read as follows:
  S  815.  COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION.  1. THE COMMISSIONER, WORKING IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONERS OF HEALTH AND MENTAL  HEALTH,  SHALL
CREATE  AND ESTABLISH A COMPREHENSIVE, MEDICALLY ACCURATE AND AGE APPRO-
PRIATE SEX EDUCATION CURRICULUM WHICH SHALL  BE  TAUGHT  IN  GRADES  ONE
THROUGH  TWELVE IN ALL PUBLIC AND CHARTER SCHOOLS. SUCH CURRICULUM SHALL
BE READY FOR USE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  2. THE CHANCELLOR OF THE NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM, OR  A  BOARD  OF
EDUCATION  MAY  ADOPT  THEIR OWN CURRICULUM UPON APPROVAL OF THE COMMIS-
SIONER, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT  APPROVE  ANY
CURRICULUM  WHICH  DOES  NOT  SUBSTANTIALLY  COMPLY  WITH THE CURRICULUM
CREATED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  3. SCHOOLS SHALL BEGIN TEACHING THE CURRICULUM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION IN THE FIRST SCHOOL YEAR  FOLLOWING  CERTIFICATION  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH CURRICULUM HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01402-01-1

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