senate Bill S2584

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to comprehensive sexuality education in schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 21, 2021 referred to education

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S2584 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4844

S2584 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires comprehensive sexuality instruction for students in grades K-12 which addresses age and developmentally appropriate physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of human sexuality and reflects the national sexuality education standards.

S2584 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2584 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2584
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- 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 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 INCLUDE, AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF EDUCATION IN GRADES KINDER-
 GARTEN THROUGH TWELVE, COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION.
   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) LEARNING STANDARDS FOR
 COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH  TWELVE
 THAT,  AT A MINIMUM, REFLECT THE NATIONAL SEXUALITY EDUCATION STANDARDS;
 (II) MODEL CURRICULA FOR COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  EDUCATION  IN  GRADES
 KINDERGARTEN  THROUGH  TWELVE  INCLUDING EXEMPLAR LESSON PLANS, INSTRUC-
 TIONAL TOOLS AND MATERIALS, AND BEST  PRACTICE  INSTRUCTIONAL  RESOURCES
 THAT  ARE  SUITABLE  TO  STUDENT AGE, BASED ON COGNITIVE, EMOTIONAL, AND
 BEHAVIORAL CAPACITY; (III)  GUIDELINES  AND  PROFESSIONAL  TRAINING  AND
 DEVELOPMENT  RESOURCES  TO  SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INSTRUCTION IN
 THE SCHOOLS; (IV) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF ALL PROGRAM  MATERIALS  RELATED
 TO  COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  EDUCATION ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE; AND
 (V) A SYSTEM TO TRACK AND EVALUATE SUCH COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  EDUCA-
 TION  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A REPORTING REQUIREMENT THAT TRACKS
 AND MAKES  DISTRICT  COMPLIANCE  PUBLICLY  AVAILABLE.  SUCH  PROGRAM  OF
 COMPREHENSIVE  SEXUALITY  INSTRUCTION  SHALL BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY BY
 THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION WITH THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH,  AT
 INTERVALS SPECIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AND UPDATED AS NECESSARY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06644-01-1

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