assembly Bill A10517

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to comprehensive sexuality education in schools

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May 04, 2018 referred to education

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A10517 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6512

A10517 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires medically accurate sexuality instruction for students in grades K-12 which addresses age and developmentally appropriate physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of human sexuality and reflects the national sexuality education standards.

A10517 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10517

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 4, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. NOLAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to comprehensive sexuali-
  ty education in schools

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

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 804-e
to read as follows:
  § 804-E. HEALTH EDUCATION REGARDING SEXUALITY. 1.  ALL  SCHOOLS  SHALL
INCLUDE, AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF HEALTH EDUCATION, COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALI-
TY  EDUCATION  THAT  IS  AGE  AND DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE, MEDICALLY
ACCURATE, AND RESPECTFUL OF ALL PUPILS REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR,  RELI-
GION,  RELIGIOUS  PRACTICE,  NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNIC GROUP, SEX, GENDER,
DISABILITY, LANGUAGE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR GENDER IDENTITY.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH,
SHALL  DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH A PROGRAM OF COMPREHENSIVE, MEDICALLY ACCU-
RATE SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION THAT ADDRESSES AGE AND DEVELOPMENTALLY APPRO-
PRIATE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF HUMAN  SEXU-
ALITY  AND,  AT A MINIMUM, REFLECTS THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR SEXUALITY
EDUCATION AND RESPECTS ALL PUPILS REGARDLESS OF RACE,  COLOR,  RELIGION,
RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNIC GROUP, SEX, GENDER, DISABIL-
ITY,  LANGUAGE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR GENDER IDENTITY.  SUCH PROGRAM OF
INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE: (I) LEARNING STANDARDS FOR  SEXUALITY  EDUCA-
TION  IN  GRADES  KINDERGARTEN  THROUGH TWELVE; (II) MODEL CURRICULA FOR
SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN  GRADES  KINDERGARTEN  THROUGH  TWELVE  INCLUDING
EXEMPLAR LESSON PLANS, INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS AND MATERIALS, AND BEST PRAC-
TICE  INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES THAT ARE SUITABLE TO STUDENT AGE, BASED ON
COGNITIVE, EMOTIONAL, AND  BEHAVIORAL  CAPACITY;  (III)  GUIDELINES  AND
PROFESSIONAL   TRAINING  AND  DEVELOPMENT  NECESSARY  TO  IMPLEMENT  THE
INSTRUCTION IN THE SCHOOLS; (IV) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY  OF  ALL  MATERIALS
RELATED  TO  SEXUALITY  EDUCATION ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE; AND (V) A
SYSTEM TO TRACK AND EVALUATE SUCH SEXUALITY EDUCATION. SUCH  PROGRAM  OF
SEXUALITY  INSTRUCTION  SHALL  BE  REVIEWED  PERIODICALLY,  AT INTERVALS
DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER, AND UPDATED AS NECESSARY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets