senate Bill S1294A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding the health education curriculum to include breast cancer screenings

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Mar 17, 2021 print number 1294a
Mar 17, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 11, 2021 referred to education

S1294 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3715
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7095, A9689

S1294 - Summary

Expands the health education curriculum to include breast cancer screenings including age appropriate instruction in performing self-examinations.

S1294 - Sponsor Memo

S1294 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1294
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  expanding  health
   education curriculum to include breast cancer screenings
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section  804  of  the  education  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  390  of  the  laws  of 2016, is amended to read as
 follows:
   5. A. Instruction regarding methods of  prevention  and  detection  of
 certain  cancers,  including  but  not  limited  to  breast cancer, skin
 cancer, testicular cancer and other  cancers  where  certain  preventive
 measures  have  become  generally accepted and certain detection methods
 have been adopted and recommended generally to the public. Such instruc-
 tion shall be an integral part of a required health education course  at
 the  senior  high school level, in addition to continued health guidance
 in senior high schools. Any such course  shall  be  taught  by  teachers
 holding  a  certificate  to  teach  health.  WITH RESPECT TO INSTRUCTION
 REGARDING BREAST CANCER, SUCH INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE AGE AND DEVELOP-
 MENTALLY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION IN PERFORMING SELF-EXAMINATIONS.
   B. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
 WITH RESPECT TO THE INSTRUCTION REGARDING BREAST CANCER,  SUCH  INSTRUC-
 TION MAY BE OFFERED IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS AS DEEMED APPROPRI-
 ATE  BY  LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND THE CHANCELLOR OF THE CITY SCHOOL
 DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
 the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06274-01-1

S1294A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3715
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7095, A9689

S1294A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the health education curriculum to include breast cancer screenings including age appropriate instruction in performing self-examinations.

S1294A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1294A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1294--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to expanding health
   education curriculum to include breast cancer screenings
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and my be cited as "Siena's Law".
   §  2. Subdivision 5 of section 804 of the education law, as amended by
 chapter 390 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   5. A. Instruction regarding methods of  prevention  and  detection  of
 certain  cancers,  including  but  not  limited  to  breast cancer, skin
 cancer, testicular cancer and other  cancers  where  certain  preventive
 measures  have  become  generally accepted and certain detection methods
 have been adopted and recommended generally to the public. Such instruc-
 tion shall be an integral part of a required health education course  at
 the  senior  high school level, in addition to continued health guidance
 in senior high schools. Any such course  shall  be  taught  by  teachers
 holding  a  certificate  to  teach  health.  WITH RESPECT TO INSTRUCTION
 REGARDING BREAST CANCER, SUCH INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE AGE AND DEVELOP-
 MENTALLY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION IN PERFORMING SELF-EXAMINATIONS.
   B. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
 WITH RESPECT TO THE INSTRUCTION REGARDING BREAST CANCER,  SUCH  INSTRUC-
 TION MAY BE OFFERED IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS AS DEEMED APPROPRI-
 ATE  BY  LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND THE CHANCELLOR OF THE CITY SCHOOL
 DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
 the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06274-05-1

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