assembly Bill A728A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the water safety instruction working group

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2022 print number 728a
May 25, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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A728 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2207
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §805, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10256, S7938

A728 - Summary

Establishes the water safety instruction working group to study appropriate standards for curriculum on water safety instruction for students in grades kindergarten through twelve in the state.

A728 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    728
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. PHEFFER AMATO, CRUZ, BARNWELL -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring water safety
   instruction 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 805 to
 read as follows:
   §  805. INSTRUCTION IN WATER SAFETY. 1. ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES KINDER-
 GARTEN THROUGH TWELVE IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE STATE  SHALL  RECEIVE
 INSTRUCTION  IN  WATER  SAFETY.  SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL  BE DEFINED BY THE
 COMMISSIONER IN REGULATIONS AFTER CONSULTATION WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
 HEALTH  AND BE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE STUDENTS ABOUT WATER SAFETY IN GRADES
 KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE.  SUCH  AGE  APPROPRIATE  INSTRUCTION  SHALL
 INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED TO, THE PROPER USE OF FLOTATION DEVICES,
 AWARENESS OF WATER CONDITIONS,  HOW  TO  RESPOND  IF  CAUGHT  IN  A  RIP
 CURRENT,  THE  PROPER  SUPERVISION  OF SWIM AREAS, SAFE BEHAVIORS IN AND
 AROUND THE WATER, THE IMPORTANCE  OF  POOL  BARRIERS  AND  FENCING,  THE
 IMPORTANCE  OF  FORMAL  SWIM LESSONS, THE IMPORTANCE OF AVOIDING ALCOHOL
 AND SUBSTANCE USE WITH WATER RECREATION, THE IMPORTANCE OF  CARDIOPULMO-
 NARY  RESUSCITATION FOR DROWNING VICTIMS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ORDER
 OF ADMINISTERING SUCH AID.  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION  SHALL  PREVENT  THE
 DEPARTMENT FROM MAKING MODEL CURRICULUM AND RESOURCE MATERIALS AVAILABLE
 ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.
   2.  THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ASSIST IN THE
 DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULA FOR SUCH INSTRUCTION WHICH SHALL BE AGE  APPRO-
 PRIATE  AND  DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF PUPILS AT
 SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AWARENESS, SKILLS,  INFORMA-
 TION,  SELF-CONFIDENCE  AND SUPPORT IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF WATER SAFETY
 AND THE PRACTICE OF WATER SAFETY BEHAVIORS AND SKILLS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A728A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2207
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §805, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10256, S7938

A728A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the water safety instruction working group to study appropriate standards for curriculum on water safety instruction for students in grades kindergarten through twelve in the state.

A728A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  728--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PHEFFER AMATO, CRUZ, BARNWELL, SIMON, MORINELLO,
   NORRIS, EPSTEIN, ANDERSON, GRIFFIN, GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  MAMDANI,  HEVESI,
   COOK, McDONOUGH, SEAWRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SILLITTI,
   ZINERMAN  --  read  once and referred to the Committee on Education --
   recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with  Assembly
   Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the water
   safety instruction working group; and providing for the repeal of such
   provisions upon the expiration thereof
 
   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 805 to
 read as follows:
   §  805.  WATER  SAFETY  INSTRUCTION WORKING GROUP. 1. THE COMMISSIONER
 SHALL ESTABLISH A WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION WORKING GROUP TO STUDY APPRO-
 PRIATE STANDARDS FOR CURRICULUM ON WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS
 IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE IN THE STATE.
   2. SUCH WORKING GROUP SHALL BE COMPOSED OF NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN INDI-
 VIDUALS REPRESENTING INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING:
   A. THE COMMISSIONER OR THEIR DESIGNEE;
   B. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OR THEIR DESIGNEE;
   C. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY
 SERVICES OR THEIR DESIGNEE;
   D. INDIVIDUALS WHO REPRESENT  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  WATER  SAFETY  ORGANIZA-
 TIONS;
   E.  EXPERTS  IN  TEACHING  STUDENTS  ON  SWIMMING  AND WATER SAFETY IN
 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND HIGH SCHOOL;
   F. EXPERTS IN TRAINING FIRST AID, CARDIOPULMONARY  RESUSCITATION,  AND
 OTHER WATER EMERGENCY-RELATED RESPONSES;

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