S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 7824 A. 10800
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
July 20, 2012
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of
A. Simotas) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing pupils to
carry and use sunscreen in schools; and to amend the public health
law, in relation to authorizing children attending camps to carry and
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 907 to
read as follows:
S 907. USE OF SUNSCREEN. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF EACH
SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, AND THE
GOVERNING BODY OF EACH PRIVATE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL,
SHALL ALLOW PUPILS TO CARRY AND USE TOPICAL SUNSCREEN PRODUCTS, WITH THE
WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION TO THE PUPIL. A
RECORD OF SUCH PERMISSION SHALL BE MAINTAINED IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
S 2. Section 1394 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
3. EACH CHILDREN'S OVERNIGHT CAMP, SUMMER DAY CAMP AND TRAVELLING
SUMMER DAY CAMP SHALL ALLOW CHILDREN ATTENDING SUCH CAMP TO CARRY AND
USE TOPICAL SUNSCREEN PRODUCTS, WITH THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE
PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION TO THE CHILD. A RECORD OF SUCH PERMISSION
SHALL BE MAINTAINED IN THE CAMP OFFICE.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.