senate Bill S4518

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires courses of study in private schools in the prevention of child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee

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Feb 09, 2023 referred to education

S4518 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §803-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7582, A9845
2021-2022: S400, A3688

S4518 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires courses of study in private schools in the prevention of child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse for pupils in grades K-8.

S4518 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4518 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 9, 2023
 Introduced by Sen. FERNANDEZ -- 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 requiring the teaching
   of courses in the prevention of child abuse at private schools
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 803-b of  the  education  law,  as
 added by chapter 187 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  All  pupils in grades K-8 in all public AND PRIVATE schools in the
 state shall receive instruction designed to prevent child sexual exploi-
 tation and child sexual abuse. Such program  shall  be  defined  by  the
 commissioner  in  regulations  after consultation with the department of
 health and be designed to educate students, parents and school personnel
 about the prevention of child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse
 in grades kindergarten through eight. Such program  shall  include,  but
 not  be  limited  to students and parents. Nothing in this section shall
 prevent the department from making model curriculum and resource materi-
 als available on the department's website.
   § 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.


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