senate Bill S2437B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes schools to screen for childhood obesity as part of their health services

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 2437b
May 05, 2014 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2014 1st report cal.397
Feb 26, 2014 print number 2437a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 17, 2013 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S2437 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2517B
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901, 903, 918 & 804-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7113, A10259

S2437 - Summary

Authorizes the screening for childhood obesity by elementary and secondary schools; requires instruction in schools on good health practices.

S2437 - Sponsor Memo

S2437 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2437

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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 screening  for  child-
  hood obesity and instruction in good health and reducing the incidence
  of obesity

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

  Section 1. Section 901 of the education law, as amended by chapter 477
of the laws of 2004, subdivision 1 as amended by section 57 of part  A-1
of chapter 58 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  S 901. School  health  services  to  be  provided.  1.  School  health
services, as defined in  subdivision  two  of  this  section,  shall  be
provided  by  each school district for all students attending the public
schools in this state, except in the city school district of the city of
New York, as provided in this  article.  School  health  services  shall
include  the  services  of  a  registered  professional nurse, if one is
employed, and shall also include such services as  may  be  rendered  as
provided  in  this  article  in  examining students for the existence of
disease or disability, OR MAY INCLUDE SERVICES RELATED TO EXAMINING  FOR
CHILDHOOD OBESITY BASED UPON THE CALCULATION OF EACH STUDENT'S BODY MASS
INDEX  AND  WEIGHT STATUS CATEGORY PURSUANT TO SECTION NINE HUNDRED FOUR
OF THIS ARTICLE, and in testing the eyes and ears of such students.
  2. School health services for the purposes of this article shall  mean
the  several procedures, including, but not limited to, medical examina-
tions, dental inspection and/or screening, scoliosis  screening,  vision
screening  [and], audiometer tests, AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY AS MEASURED BY
BODY MASS INDEX AND WEIGHT STATUS CATEGORY, designed  to  determine  the
health  status  of  the  child;  to  inform  parents or other persons in
parental relation to the child, pupils and teachers  of  the  individual
child's  health  condition  subject to federal and state confidentiality
laws; to guide parents, children and teachers in procedures for prevent-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00971-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S2437A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2517B
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901, 903, 918 & 804-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7113, A10259

S2437A - Summary

Authorizes the screening for childhood obesity by elementary and secondary schools; requires instruction in schools on good health practices.

S2437A - Sponsor Memo

S2437A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2437--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to screening  for  child-
  hood obesity and instruction in good health and reducing the incidence
  of obesity

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

  Section 1. Section 901 of the education law, as amended by chapter 477
of the laws of 2004, subdivision 1 as amended by section 57 of part  A-1
of chapter 58 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  S 901. School  health  services  to  be  provided.  1.  School  health
services, as defined in  subdivision  two  of  this  section,  shall  be
provided  by  each school district for all students attending the public
schools in this state, except in the city school district of the city of
New York, as provided in this  article.  School  health  services  shall
include  the  services  of  a  registered  professional nurse, if one is
employed, and shall also include such services as  may  be  rendered  as
provided  in  this  article  in  examining students for the existence of
disease or disability, OR MAY INCLUDE SERVICES RELATED TO EXAMINING  FOR
CHILDHOOD OBESITY BASED UPON THE CALCULATION OF EACH STUDENT'S BODY MASS
INDEX  AND  WEIGHT STATUS CATEGORY PURSUANT TO SECTION NINE HUNDRED FOUR
OF THIS ARTICLE, and in testing the eyes and ears of such students.
  2. School health services for the purposes of this article shall  mean
the  several procedures, including, but not limited to, medical examina-
tions, dental inspection and/or screening, scoliosis  screening,  vision
screening  [and], audiometer tests, AND MAY INCLUDE CHILDHOOD OBESITY AS
MEASURED BY BODY MASS INDEX AND  WEIGHT  STATUS  CATEGORY,  designed  to
determine  the  health  status  of the child; to inform parents or other

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00971-02-4

Co-Sponsors

S2437B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2517B
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901, 903, 918 & 804-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7113, A10259

S2437B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the screening for childhood obesity by elementary and secondary schools; requires instruction in schools on good health practices.

S2437B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2437B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2437--B
    Cal. No. 397

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  authorizing  the
  screening  for  childhood  obesity  and instruction in good health and
  reducing the incidence of obesity

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

  Section 1. Section 901 of the education law, as amended by chapter 477
of  the laws of 2004, subdivision 1 as amended by section 57 of part A-1
of chapter 58 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  S 901. School  health  services  to  be  provided.  1.  School  health
services,  as  defined  in  subdivision  two  of  this section, shall be
provided by each school district for all students attending  the  public
schools in this state, except in the city school district of the city of
New  York,  as  provided  in  this article. School health services shall
include the services of a  registered  professional  nurse,  if  one  is
employed,  and  shall  also  include such services as may be rendered as
provided in this article in examining  students  for  the  existence  of
disease  or disability, OR MAY INCLUDE SERVICES RELATED TO EXAMINING FOR
CHILDHOOD OBESITY BASED UPON THE CALCULATION OF EACH STUDENT'S BODY MASS
INDEX AND WEIGHT STATUS CATEGORY PURSUANT TO SECTION NINE  HUNDRED  FOUR
OF THIS ARTICLE, and in testing the eyes and ears of such students.
  2.  School health services for the purposes of this article shall mean
the several procedures, including, but not limited to, medical  examina-
tions,  dental  inspection and/or screening, scoliosis screening, vision

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

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