senate Bill S4844

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to comprehensive sexuality education in schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Mar 27, 2019 referred to education

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S4844 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6512
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10517

S4844 (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.

S4844 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4844 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4844

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. METZGER, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed 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

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