Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to education
|Jan 09, 2019||
referred to education
Senate Bill S791
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S791 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S791 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Mandates comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education be taught in all public schools, grades one through twelve; provides that the commissioner of education will create and establish a curriculum to accomplish such goal within one year of the effective date of this legislation.
2019-S791 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S791 SPONSOR: MONTGOMERY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to mandating sex educa- tion in elementary and high schools PURPOSE: To establish and implement a comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education curriculum in grades one through twelve in all public and charter schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 817 to the Education Law requiring the Commissioner of Education to collaborate with the Commissioners of Health and Mental Health to create an age comprehensive, medically accu- rate and age-appropriate sex education curriculum for all grades and requires that schools teach sex education. The section also grants local
2019-S791 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 791 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- 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 mandating sex educa- tion in elementary and high 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 817 to read as follows: § 817. COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, WORKING IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONERS OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH, SHALL CREATE AND ESTABLISH A COMPREHENSIVE, MEDICALLY ACCURATE AND AGE APPRO- PRIATE SEX EDUCATION CURRICULUM WHICH SHALL BE TAUGHT IN GRADES ONE THROUGH TWELVE IN ALL PUBLIC AND CHARTER SCHOOLS. SUCH CURRICULUM SHALL BE READY FOR USE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. 2. THE CHANCELLOR OF THE NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM, OR A BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY ADOPT THEIR OWN CURRICULUM UPON APPROVAL OF THE COMMIS- SIONER, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT APPROVE ANY CURRICULUM WHICH DOES NOT SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH THE CURRICULUM CREATED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. 3. SCHOOLS SHALL BEGIN TEACHING THE CURRICULUM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IN THE FIRST SCHOOL YEAR FOLLOWING CERTIFICATION BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH CURRICULUM HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02885-01-9
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