senate Bill S1521A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2016 1st report cal.746
Jan 13, 2016 print number 1521a
Jan 13, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 09, 2015 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2015 1st report cal.1203
Jan 13, 2015 referred to education

Votes

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May 10, 2016 - Education committee Vote

S1521A
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2015 - Education committee Vote

S1521
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S1521 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901, 903, 918 & 804-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S2437B
2011-2012: S7113

S1521 - Summary

Authorizes schools to screen for childhood obesity as part of their health services; requires instruction in schools on good health practices.

S1521 - Sponsor Memo

S1521 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1521

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, DILAN -- 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  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
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
persons  in  parental  relation to the child, pupils and teachers of the
individual child's health condition subject to federal and state  confi-
dentiality  laws;  to guide parents, children and teachers in procedures

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05724-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S1521A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901, 903, 918 & 804-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S2437B
2011-2012: S7113

S1521A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes schools to screen for childhood obesity as part of their health services; requires instruction in schools on good health practices.

S1521A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1521A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1521--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

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  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
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.
                                                           LBD05724-02-6

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