|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
senate Bill S2721
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S2721 - Details
S2721 - Summary
Requires the instruction of students, teachers and coaches in the harmful use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones by adolescents and provides for the testing of students suspected of using steroids or human growth hormones, upon parental consent.
S2721 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2721 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the instruction of students, teachers and coaches in the harm- ful use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones by adolescents and providing for the testing of students suspected of using steroids and hormones, upon parental consent PURPOSE: Establishes requirement for the instruction of students, teachers and coaches regarding the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: * Health guidance in the junior high school grades and senior high schools shall be an integral part of a required health education course containing information on the use, misuse, and abuse of alcohol, tobacco anabolic steroids and other drugs. * School authorities shall provide the needed learning aids, curriculum resource materials, facilities, time and place for the instruction to contribute to effective teaching methods. * The commissioner may Prescribe in regulation such health education courses, which are deemed necessary and desirable for the welfare of pupils and the community. * All course material shall be distributed by the commissioner or shall
S2721 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2721 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the instruc- tion of students, teachers and coaches in the harmful use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones by adolescents and providing for the testing of students suspected of using steroids and hormones, upon parental consent THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 3, 5, 6 and 7 of section 804 of the education law, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 674 of the laws of 2004 and subdivisions 5, 6 and 7 as added by chapter 982 of the laws of 1977, are amended to read as follows: 3. Instruction regarding alcohol, tobacco, ANABOLIC STEROIDS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONES and other drugs, in addition to continued health guid- ance in the junior high school grades and the senior high schools, shall be an integral part of a required health education course at each of these levels in the secondary schools curriculum. Students shall be required to demonstrate knowledge in the subject area through the use of a test, graded project or report, or any other means prescribed by the school authorities regarding alcohol, drugs, ANABOLIC STEROIDS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONES and tobacco. Any such course shall be taught by teachers holding a certificate to teach health. Related courses in the secondary school curriculum shall be taught in a manner supportive of health education regarding alcohol, tobacco, ANABOLIC STEROIDS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONES and other drugs. In addition, instruction regarding the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be an integral part of a required health education course in the senior high schools. Such instruction shall be provided in all senior high schools whether or not these schools also provide driver education courses. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06051-01-3
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