assembly Bill A6512

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to comprehensive sexuality education in schools

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Mar 08, 2019 referred to education

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A6512 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4844
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10517

A6512 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires comprehensive 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.

A6512 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6512

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 8, 2019
                               ___________

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. COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION. 1. EACH PUBLIC AND CHARTER
SCHOOL SHALL INCLUDE, AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF EDUCATION IN GRADES KINDER-
GARTEN THROUGH TWELVE, COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH,
SHALL DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH A COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAM.
SUCH  PROGRAM  OF  INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE: (I) LEARNING STANDARDS FOR
COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH  TWELVE
THAT,  AT A MINIMUM, REFLECT THE NATIONAL SEXUALITY EDUCATION STANDARDS;
(II) MODEL CURRICULA FOR COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  EDUCATION  IN  GRADES
KINDERGARTEN  THROUGH  TWELVE  INCLUDING EXEMPLAR LESSON PLANS, INSTRUC-
TIONAL TOOLS AND MATERIALS, AND BEST  PRACTICE  INSTRUCTIONAL  RESOURCES
THAT  ARE  SUITABLE  TO  STUDENT AGE, BASED ON COGNITIVE, EMOTIONAL, AND
BEHAVIORAL CAPACITY; (III)  GUIDELINES  AND  PROFESSIONAL  TRAINING  AND
DEVELOPMENT  RESOURCES  TO  SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INSTRUCTION IN
THE SCHOOLS; (IV) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF ALL PROGRAM  MATERIALS  RELATED
TO  COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  EDUCATION ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE; AND
(V) A SYSTEM TO TRACK AND EVALUATE SUCH COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  EDUCA-
TION  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A REPORTING REQUIREMENT THAT TRACKS
AND MAKES  DISTRICT  COMPLIANCE  PUBLICLY  AVAILABLE.  SUCH  PROGRAM  OF
COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  INSTRUCTION  SHALL BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY BY
THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION WITH THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH,  AT
INTERVALS SPECIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AND UPDATED AS NECESSARY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10518-01-9