senate Bill S1947A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to instruction on preventing child sexual exploitation and abuse in grades K - 8

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 07, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 29, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 24, 2016 1st report cal.222
Jan 28, 2016 print number 1947b
Jan 28, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 27, 2015 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 18, 2015 amended on third reading 1947a
Feb 26, 2015 advanced to third reading
Feb 25, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2015 1st report cal.82
Jan 15, 2015 referred to education

Votes

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Feb 24, 2016 - Education committee Vote

S1947B
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 10, 2015 - Education committee Vote

S1947
18
1
committee
18
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S1947 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A90
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6182, A8993
2013-2014: S2367, A661
2017-2018: S1953, A3953
2019-2020: S4070, A2577

S1947 - Summary

Enacts "Erin Merryn's law"; requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to instruction on preventing child sexual exploitation and child abuse in grades kindergarten through eight.

S1947 - Sponsor Memo

S1947 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1947

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.   KLEIN,   ADDABBO,  AVELLA,  CARLUCCI,  HANNON,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, LARKIN, PARKER, SAVINO, VALESKY --  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  enacting  "Erin
  Merryn's law"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Erin Merryn's law".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings  and  intent.  The  legislature finds and
declares that child sexual abuse, estimated to affect up to one in  four
girls  and up to one in six boys, poses a grave threat to the health and
safety of young people, and its damaging effects can last a lifetime.
  The legislature also finds and declares that  child  sexual  exploita-
tion, including the use of children in pornography and prostitution, and
child  abduction pose a similar threat to the health and safety of young
people, and put child victims at grave risk of death  or  severe  bodily
harm.
  The  legislature  also  finds and declares that the incidence of child
sexual abuse, child sexual  exploitation  and  child  abduction  can  be
reduced  by raising awareness among young children of common dangers and
warning signs, empowering children to  better  protect  themselves  from
sexual  predators,  and  teaching  children  how to obtain any necessary
assistance or services.
  It is hereby declared to be the public policy and in the public inter-
est of this state to establish a comprehensive  program  to  provide  an
age-appropriate  course of instruction in the prevention of child abduc-
tion, child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse.
  S 3. Section 803-a of the education law, as added by  chapter  658  of
the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01551-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S1947A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A90
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6182, A8993
2013-2014: S2367, A661
2017-2018: S1953, A3953
2019-2020: S4070, A2577

S1947A - Summary

Enacts "Erin Merryn's law"; requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to instruction on preventing child sexual exploitation and child abuse in grades kindergarten through eight.

S1947A - Sponsor Memo

S1947A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1947--A
    Cal. No. 82

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.   KLEIN,   ADDABBO,  AVELLA,  CARLUCCI,  HANNON,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, LARKIN, PARKER, SAVINO, VALESKY --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Education -- 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  enacting  "Erin
  Merryn's law"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Erin Merryn's law".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings  and  intent.  The  legislature finds and
declares that child sexual abuse, estimated to affect up to one in  four
girls  and up to one in six boys, poses a grave threat to the health and
safety of young people, and its damaging effects can last a lifetime.
  The legislature also finds and declares that  child  sexual  exploita-
tion, including the use of children in pornography and prostitution, and
child  abduction pose a similar threat to the health and safety of young
people, and put child victims at grave risk of death  or  severe  bodily
harm.
  The  legislature  also  finds and declares that the incidence of child
sexual abuse, child sexual  exploitation  and  child  abduction  can  be
reduced  by raising awareness among young children of common dangers and
warning signs, empowering children to  better  protect  themselves  from
sexual  predators,  and  teaching  children  how to obtain any necessary
assistance or services.
  It is hereby declared to be the public policy and in the public inter-
est of this state to establish a comprehensive  program  to  provide  an
age-appropriate  course of instruction in the prevention of child abduc-
tion, child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1947B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A90
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6182, A8993
2013-2014: S2367, A661
2017-2018: S1953, A3953
2019-2020: S4070, A2577

S1947B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Erin Merryn's law"; requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to instruction on preventing child sexual exploitation and child abuse in grades kindergarten through eight.

S1947B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1947B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1947--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.   KLEIN,   ADDABBO,  AVELLA,  CARLUCCI,  HANNON,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, LARKIN, PARKER, SAVINO, VALESKY --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Education -- 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 -- 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 enacting "Erin
  Merryn's law"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Erin Merryn's law".
  S 2. Legislative  findings  and  intent.  The  legislature  finds  and
declares  that child sexual abuse, estimated to affect up to one in four
girls and up to one in six boys, poses a grave threat to the health  and
safety of young people, and its damaging effects can last a lifetime.
  The  legislature  also  finds and declares that child sexual exploita-
tion, including the use of children in pornography and prostitution, and
child abduction pose a similar threat to the health and safety of  young
people,  and  put  child victims at grave risk of death or severe bodily
harm.
  The legislature also finds and declares that the  incidence  of  child
sexual  abuse,  child  sexual  exploitation  and  child abduction can be
reduced by raising awareness among young children of common dangers  and
warning  signs,  empowering  children  to better protect themselves from
sexual predators, and teaching children  how  to  obtain  any  necessary
assistance or services.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01551-05-6

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