assembly Bill A7161

2021-2022 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 - Stricken


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Feb 08, 2022 enacting clause stricken
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Apr 23, 2021 referred to education

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A7161 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10966
2011-2012: A6474
2013-2014: A6705
2015-2016: A9261
2017-2018: A768
2019-2020: A1904

A7161 (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.

A7161 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7161
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. RICHARDSON, CARROLL, ABINANTI, SIMON, DE LA ROSA,
   WALKER,  PICHARDO,  REYES -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. WALLACE --
   read once and referred 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.
                                                            LBD05378-01-1