senate Bill S1953A

2017-2018 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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1702
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 14, 2018 print number 1953a
Feb 14, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 10, 2017 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 08, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2017 1st report cal.367
Jan 11, 2017 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 12, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S1953A
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 7, 2017 - Education committee Vote

S1953
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1953 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3953
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
2015-2016: S1947, A90
2019-2020: S4070, A2577

S1953 - Summary

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.

S1953 - Sponsor Memo

S1953 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1953

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, ADDABBO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, HANNON,
  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".
  §  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.
  § 3. Section 305 of the education law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 56 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03175-01-7

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S1953A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3953
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
2015-2016: S1947, A90
2019-2020: S4070, A2577

S1953A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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.

S1953A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1953A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1953--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, ADDABBO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, HANNON,
  LARKIN, PARKER, SAVINO, VALESKY -- 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  child  sexual  abuse
  awareness

  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 57 to read as follows:
  57. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT AND COLLABORATE WITH THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF HEALTH AND APPROPRIATE ORGANIZATIONS THAT  HAVE  EXPERTISE  IN
THE  PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND CHILD ABUSE, AS WELL AS
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, TO ESTABLISH AND DEVELOP A PROGRAM WITHIN  THE
DEPARTMENT  RELATED  TO  THE PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND
CHILD ABUSE IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHT. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL  BE
DEFINED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER IN REGULATIONS AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND BE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE  STUDENTS,  PARENTS  AND
SCHOOL  PERSONNEL  ABOUT THE PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND
CHILD ABUSE IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH  EIGHT.  SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I)  AGE-APPROPRIATE MODEL CURRICULUM, EXEMPLAR LESSON PLANS, AND BEST
PRACTICE  INSTRUCTIONAL  RESOURCES  FOR  STUDENTS,  PARENTS  AND  SCHOOL
PERSONNEL  DESIGNED  TO PROMOTE THE PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITA-
TION AND CHILD ABUSE. SUCH MODEL CURRICULUM, LESSON PLANS  AND  INSTRUC-
TIONAL  RESOURCES  SHALL  INCLUDE  BUT  NOT BE LIMITED TO GUIDELINES AND
METHODS OF PREVENTION, INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE;
  (II) INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS  AND  MATERIALS  FOR  STUDENTS,  PARENTS  AND
SCHOOL  PERSONNEL  DEVELOPED  IN  COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF

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

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