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A03953 Summary:

BILL NOA03953A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01953-A
 
SPONSORDinowitz
 
COSPNSRHikind, Simotas, Cook, Colton, Titone, Englebright, Gunther, Paulin, Hooper, Titus, Mayer, Walker, Rodriguez, Gottfried, Skoufis, Sepulveda, Malliotakis
 
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Arroyo, Barclay, Curran, Fahy, Giglio, Lavine, McDonough, Ortiz, Ra, Raia, Thiele
 
Amd 305, Ed L
 
Requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to instruction on preventing child sexual exploitation and child abuse in grades kindergarten through eight.
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A03953 Actions:

BILL NOA03953A
 
01/30/2017referred to education
01/03/2018referred to education
02/14/2018amend (t) and recommit to education
02/14/2018print number 3953a
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A03953 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         3953--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 30, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. DINOWITZ, HIKIND, SIMOTAS, COOK, COLTON, TITONE,
          ENGLEBRIGHT, GUNTHER, PAULIN, HOOPER, TITUS, MAYER, WALKER, RODRIGUEZ,
          GOTTFRIED, SKOUFIS, SEPULVEDA, MALLIOTAKIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
          of A.  ABBATE, ARROYO, BARCLAY, CURRAN, FAHY,  GIGLIO,  LAVINE,  McDO-
          NOUGH,  ORTIZ,  RA,  RAIA,  THIELE  --  read  once and referred to the
          Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in
          accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
          tee
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  child  sexual  abuse
          awareness
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 57 to read as follows:
     3    57. a. The commissioner shall consult and collaborate with the commis-
     4  sioner of health and appropriate organizations that  have  expertise  in
     5  the  prevention of child sexual exploitation and child abuse, as well as
     6  other interested parties, to establish and develop a program within  the
     7  department  related  to  the prevention of child sexual exploitation and
     8  child abuse in grades kindergarten through eight. Such program shall  be
     9  defined  by  the commissioner in regulations after consultation with the
    10  department of health and be designed to educate  students,  parents  and
    11  school  personnel  about the prevention of child sexual exploitation and
    12  child abuse in grades kindergarten through  eight.  Such  program  shall
    13  include, but not be limited to:
    14    (i)  age-appropriate model curriculum, exemplar lesson plans, and best
    15  practice  instructional  resources  for  students,  parents  and  school
    16  personnel  designed  to promote the prevention of child sexual exploita-
    17  tion and child abuse. Such model curriculum, lesson plans  and  instruc-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03175-05-8

        A. 3953--A                          2
 
     1  tional  resources  shall  include  but  not be limited to guidelines and
     2  methods of prevention, including recommendations to address this issue;
     3    (ii)  instructional  tools  and  materials  for  students, parents and
     4  school personnel developed in collaboration  with  the  commissioner  of
     5  health,  which  shall  include  updated  data  and  information  on  the
     6  prevention of child sexual exploitation and child abuse, with  a  review
     7  of  such data and information to occur periodically, at intervals deemed
     8  appropriate by the commissioner and the commissioner of health; and
     9    (iii) public availability of all materials related to such  awareness,
    10  prevention  and education programs on a dedicated webpage on the depart-
    11  ment's internet website,  and  provided  at  no  cost  to  every  school
    12  district,  board of cooperative educational services, charter school and
    13  nonpublic school upon request.
    14    b. The commissioner shall issue a guidance memorandum to every  school
    15  district,  board of cooperative educational services, charter school and
    16  nonpublic school, to inform them of the availability of  the  prevention
    17  of  child sexual exploitation and child abuse program.  The commissioner
    18  shall annually remind school districts,  boards  of  cooperative  educa-
    19  tional  services,  charter  schools and nonpublic schools, of the avail-
    20  ability of prevention of child sexual exploitation and child abuse mate-
    21  rials in grades kindergarten through eight.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
    23  the  date  on  which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
    24  effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
    25  or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
    26  tive date are authorized to be made  or  completed  on  or  before  such
    27  effective date.
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