senate Bill S7910

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to updating instruction on drugs in health education courses

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2014 signed chap.39
delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.590
substituted for a10163
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading cal.1641
Jun 17, 2014 referred to rules

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S7910 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10163
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804, Ed L

S7910 - Summary

Relates to updating instruction on drugs in health education courses.

S7910 - Sponsor Memo

S7910 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 7910                                                 A. 10163

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              June 17, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- (at request of the Governor)
  -- 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.  Cymbrowitz)  --  (at  request  of  the  Governor) -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to alcohol,  tobacco  and
  drug abuse education

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section 804 of  the  educa-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 181 of the laws of 2000, is amended to
read as follows:
  a. The commissioner may prescribe in regulations such health education
courses which include instruction regarding alcohol, tobacco, and  other
drugs  as  the  commissioner  may  deem  necessary and desirable for the
welfare of pupils and the community. The contents may be varied to  meet
the  needs of particular school districts, or portions thereof, and need
not be uniform throughout the  state,  provided,  however,  that  school
districts  shall  utilize  either  the  curriculum  for health education
instruction regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prescribed by the
commissioner or a course approved by the commissioner in accordance with
criteria established by the commissioner. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED
TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO  THE  BOARD  OF  REGENTS  BEGINNING  DECEMBER
FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND FOURTEEN AND EVERY THREE YEARS THEREAFTER RELATING
TO THE MODERNIZATION OF SUCH INSTRUCTION REQUIRED PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVI-
SION ONE OF THIS SECTION, TO INCLUDE THE MOST UP TO DATE AGE APPROPRIATE
INFORMATION AVAILABLE REGARDING THE MISUSE AND ABUSE OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO
AND  OTHER DRUGS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HEROIN AND OPIOIDS.  SUCH
INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, INFORMATION  REGARDING
DRUGS  AND  OTHER  SUBSTANCES  THAT ARE MORE PREVALENT AMONG SCHOOL AGED
YOUTH. SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS SHALL  BE  THE  RESULT  OF  A  COLLABORATION
BETWEEN  THE  DEPARTMENT,  THE  OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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

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