senate Bill S1794

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes a teenage parenting skills development demonstration program and appropriates $100,000 therefor

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S1794 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4464
2009-2010: S1438

S1794 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the commissioner of education, in consultation with the commissioner of the office of children and family services, to develop a teenage parenting skills development demonstration program to be conducted in three school districts, one of which shall be the city of New York; requires the commissioner of education to report to the legislature regarding such program; appropriates $100,000 therefor.

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BILL NUMBER:S1794

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the commissioner of education to
develop a teenage parenting skills development demonstration program
and making an appropriation therefor

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is
to authorize the Commissioner of Education and, the Commissioner of
Social Services to develop a teenage parenting demonstration program
within three school districts in New York State, one of them being in
the City of New York.

JUSTIFICATION: The escalating teenage pregnancy rate is a cause for
serious concern for all New Yorkers. Many young people are choosing to
keep their babies and are finding that they are ill equipped to handle
the complexities and the challenges of parenting while they are still
children themselves. It is disheartening to be in this position often
with little or no family support. The frustrations of daily life
coupled with the difficulties of a newborn can be extremely stressful.

Basic child care and life skills education programs can go a long way
to reduce stress of raising a child and increase the confidence and
coping skills of young parents. Contact with other young people in the
same situation will also provide a sense of community from which to
draw strength and encouragement. The goal of this legislation is to
inform young parents on how to go about raising a child and how to
deal with the stress that comes along with it.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This legislation was first introduced in
19S5.

FISCAL IMPLICATION: This legislation appropriates $100,000 to the
Commissioner of Education.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1794

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN  ACT  authorizing  the commissioner of education to develop a teenage
  parenting skills  development  demonstration  program  and  making  an
  appropriation therefor

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The commissioner of education,  in  consultation  with  the
commissioner of the office of children and family services, shall devel-
op  a  teenage  parenting skills development demonstration program. Such
program shall be conducted in three school districts in the state,  with
one being in the city of New York.
  S  2.  The  goals  of this demonstration program will be to teach teen
parents their responsibilities and make  them  aware  of  the  resources
which  are  available  to them. In addition, the program will provide an
education in the basic skills of parenting, the  particular  aspects  of
which  education  are to be determined by the department of education in
conjunction with the office  of  children  and  family  services.    The
program  will  also  bring  together  different  teenage parents for the
purpose of learning from each other and building a support network.
  S 3. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000),  or  so  much
thereof  as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the commissioner
of education from any moneys in the state treasury in the  general  fund
to the credit of the state purposes account, not otherwise appropriated,
for  the  purposes  of  carrying  out the provisions of this act.   Such
moneys shall be payable on the audit and warrant of the  comptroller  on
vouchers  certified  or  approved  by  the  department  of  education in
conjunction with the office of  children  and  family  services  in  the
manner prescribed by law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05300-02-3

S. 1794                             2

  S  4.  The  commissioner  of education shall report to the legislature
within three years after this act shall have become a law on the  demon-
stration program authorized by section one of this act along with recom-
mendations for establishing such a program on a statewide level.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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