assembly Bill A6616

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to comprehensive sexuality education in schools

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Mar 22, 2021 referred to education

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A6616 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2584
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10517
2019-2020: A6512, S4844

A6616 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires comprehensive sexuality instruction for students in grades K-12 which includes a model curricula for comprehensive sexuality education and at a minimum conforms to the content and scope of national sexuality education standards.

A6616 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6616
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 ENSURE ALL PUPILS RECEIVE, AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF EDUCATION
 IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE,  COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  EDUCA-
 TION.
   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)  MODEL  CURRICULA  FOR
 COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE
 INCLUDING EXEMPLAR LESSON PLANS, INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS AND MATERIALS,  AND
 BEST  PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES THAT ARE SUITABLE TO STUDENT AGE,
 BASED ON COGNITIVE, EMOTIONAL, AND BEHAVIORAL CAPACITY AND AT A  MINIMUM
 CONFORMS TO THE CONTENT AND SCOPE OF NATIONAL SEXUALITY EDUCATION STAND-
 ARDS; (II) RESOURCES TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INSTRUCTION IN THE
 SCHOOLS;  AND (III) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF ALL PROGRAM MATERIALS RELATED
 TO COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.
   3. IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH PROGRAM, THE  COMMISSIONERS  SHALL  SEEK
 THE  RECOMMENDATIONS OF A BROAD RANGE OF EXPERTS SUCH AS TEACHERS CERTI-
 FIED IN HEALTH, BIOLOGY, FAMILY AND CONSUMER  SCIENCE,  EARLY  CHILDHOOD
 EDUCATION,  AND CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CERTIFIED AND LICENSED SOCIAL WORK-
 ERS, SCHOOL NURSES, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS,  PARENT
 TEACHER  ASSOCIATION MEMBERS, OTHERS WITH EDUCATIONAL EXPERTISE IN INTI-
 MATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, REPRODUCTIVE  AND  SEXUAL  HEALTH
 CARE,  AND  SERVING  LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND QUESTIONING
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.