Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 20, 2023||
referred to education
Assembly Bill A5636
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-A5636 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A5636 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5636 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee 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. 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. LBD06702-01-3
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