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A01037 Summary:

BILL NO    A01037 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Gunther (MS)

COSPNSR    Aubry, Arroyo, Colton, Rozic, Mosley, Jaffee, Saladino

MLTSPNSR   Cusick, Englebright, Gottfried, Lifton, Lupardo, Ortiz, Ramos,
           Rivera, Titone

Add S803-b, Ed L

Provides that all public schools shall include as a part of health education
instruction concerning the prevention and reporting of sexual abuse and
assault.
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A01037 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1037

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    January 8, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of A. GUNTHER, AUBRY, ARROYO, COLTON, ROZIC, MOSLEY,
         JAFFEE, SALADINO -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  CUSICK,  ENGLE-
         BRIGHT,  GOTTFRIED,  LIFTON,  LUPARDO, ORTIZ, RAMOS, RIVERA, TITONE --
         read once and referred to the Committee on Education

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to instruction  regarding
         the prevention and reporting of sexual abuse and assault

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  803-b
    2  to read as follows:
    3    S  803-B.  HEALTH  EDUCATION  REGARDING PREVENTION OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND
    4  ASSAULT. 1. ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHALL INCLUDE, AS  AN  INTEGRAL  PART  OF
    5  HEALTH  EDUCATION,  INSTRUCTION  CONCERNING  THE RECOGNITION, AVOIDANCE,
    6  REFUSAL AND REPORTING OF INCIDENCES OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT.    SUCH
    7  INSTRUCTION  SHALL  REFLECT  CURRENT  PRACTICES  AND  STANDARDS  IN  THE
    8  PREVENTION OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT OF CHILDREN.
    9    2. AGE APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION CONCERNING THE RECOGNITION,  AVOIDANCE,
   10  REFUSAL AND REPORTING OF INCIDENCES OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT INCLUDED
   11  IN  THE  HEALTH  EDUCATION PROVIDED TO STUDENTS AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
   12  GRADES MAY BE TAUGHT BY A REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHER OR  BY  A  CERTIFIED
   13  TEACHER  HOLDING  A  CERTIFICATE TO TEACH HEALTH EDUCATION.  INSTRUCTION
   14  CONCERNING THE RECOGNITION, AVOIDANCE, REFUSAL AND  REPORTING  OF  INCI-
   15  DENCES  OF  SEXUAL  ABUSE  AND  ASSAULT INCLUDED IN THE HEALTH EDUCATION
   16  PROVIDED TO STUDENTS AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADES SHALL BE  TAUGHT  BY
   17  TEACHERS CERTIFIED TO TEACH HEALTH EDUCATION.
   18    3.  TEACHERS  SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  WITH  THE  APPROPRIATE TRAINING AND
   19  CURRICULA MATERIALS CONCERNING THE  AVOIDANCE  AND  REPORTING  OF  CHILD
   20  SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT.
   21    S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
   22  succeeding the date on which it  shall  have  become  a  law,  provided,
   23  however,  that  effective  immediately  the commissioner of education is
   24  authorized to adopt any rules or regulations necessary to implement  the
   25  provisions of this act on such effective date.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD01009-01-5
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