senate Bill S7003

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to the adoption of instruction in information relating to blood, bone marrow and organ and tissue donations

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 11, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.542
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 15, 2016 referred to education

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S7003 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9665
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง305, Ed L

S7003 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to the adoption of instruction in information relating to blood, bone marrow and organ and tissue donations in senior high schools.

S7003 - Sponsor Memo

S7003 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7003

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 requiring the  commis-
  sioner  of  education  to make recommendations to the board of regents
  relating to the adoption of instruction  in  information  relating  to
  blood,  bone  marrow  and  organ  and  tissue donations in senior high
  schools

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 55 to read as follows:
  55.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF
REGENTS RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF INSTRUCTION IN INFORMATION  RELATING
TO  BLOOD,  BONE  MARROW  AND ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATIONS AND THE WAYS IN
WHICH SUCH DONATIONS  CAN  BE  BENEFICIAL  TO  OTHERS,  IN  SENIOR  HIGH
SCHOOLS.
  B.  PRIOR  TO  MAKING THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL:
  (I) SEEK  THE  RECOMMENDATIONS  OF  TEACHERS,  SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATORS,
TEACHER  EDUCATORS AND OTHERS WITH EDUCATIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE PROPOSED
CURRICULUM;
  (II) SEEK COMMENT FROM PARENTS, STUDENTS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES;
  (III) CONSIDER THE AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TIME SUCH  CURRICULUM  WILL
REQUIRE  AND WHETHER SUCH TIME WOULD DETRACT FROM OTHER MANDATED COURSES
OF STUDY;
  (IV) CONSIDER THE FISCAL IMPACT, IF  ANY,  ON  THE  STATE  AND  SCHOOL
DISTRICTS; AND
  (V) CONSIDER ANY ADDITIONAL FACTORS THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS RELEVANT.
  C.  NO  LATER THAN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE
BOARD OF REGENTS TO EITHER ADOPT AND PROMULGATE  APPROPRIATE  RULES  AND
REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING SUCH CURRICULUM OR REJECT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
SUCH  CURRICULUM. UPON RECEIVING A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSIONER,
PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, THE BOARD OF REGENTS SHALL VOTE TO  EITHER

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

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