assembly Bill A661A

2013-2014 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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 30, 2013 print number 661a
Jan 30, 2013 amend and recommit to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

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A661 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2367
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §803-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8993, S6182
2015-2016: A90, S1947
2017-2018: A3953, S1953
2019-2020: A2577, S4070

A661 - Summary

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

A661 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   661

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ, MARKEY, STEVENSON, MAISEL, HIKIND,
  GIBSON, SIMOTAS, COOK,  COLTON,  TITONE,  CASTRO,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  MOYA,
  ROBERTS  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M.  of A. ABBATE, ARROYO, BARCLAY,
  GRAF, ORTIZ, RAIA, SALADINO, TEDISCO -- read once and referred 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.

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

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A661A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2367
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §803-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8993, S6182
2015-2016: A90, S1947
2017-2018: A3953, S1953
2019-2020: A2577, S4070

A661A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A661A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 661--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ, MARKEY, STEVENSON, MAISEL, HIKIND,
  GIBSON, SIMOTAS, COOK,  COLTON,  TITONE,  CASTRO,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  MOYA,
  ROBERTS  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. ABBATE, ARROYO, BARCLAY,
  GRAF, ORTIZ, RAIA, SALADINO, TEDISCO -- read once and referred to  the
  Committee  on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03100-03-3