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A00518 Summary:

BILL NO    A00518 


SPONSOR    Cusick (MS)

COSPNSR    Titone, Wright, Simotas, Miller, Lavine, Colton, Abbate, Arroyo,
           Brennan, Clark, Katz, Malliotakis, McDonough, Perry, Ra, Saladino,
           Scarborough, Thiele, Weisenberg, Paulin


Add SS817, 2803 & 816, Ed L

Requires dating violence education and dating violence policies in school
districts, board of cooperative educational services and county vocational
education and extension boards; defines "dating violence" as a pattern of
behavior where one person uses threats of, or actually uses, physical, sexual,
verbal or emotional abuse to control his or her dating partner and includes
threats made by cell phone, text message, internet, and other electronic means;
requires the department, in conjunction with, to assist schools in developing a
policy for dating violence incidents; provides for education to be taught to
students regarding dating violence in the annual health curriculum framework
for students in grades 7 through 12, and requires respect and self-esteem
education be incorporated into the curriculum for students in grades k-6.
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