senate Bill S791

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Mandates comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education be taught in all public schools, grades one through twelve

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 09, 2019 referred to education

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Mandates comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education be taught in all public schools, grades one through twelve

S791 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1904
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1295, A10966
2011-2012: S71, A6474
2013-2014: S1291, A6705
2015-2016: S905, A9261
2017-2018: S3737, A768

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.

S791 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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