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A10129 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 16, 2018
        Introduced by M. of A. ARROYO -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing an educa-
          tional  program  related  to  the  prevention  of sexual harassment in
          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.  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of law to the contrary, and
     4  subject to an appropriation,  the  department  shall  contract  with  an
     5  outside  entity  who  has  expertise  in  sexual  harassment training in
     6  schools to  establish  a  sexual  harassment  prevention  and  education
     7  program  overseen  by  such department. The commissioner shall work with
     8  such outside entity, to establish and  develop  an  educational  program
     9  within such department related to the prevention of sexual harassment in
    10  grades  kindergarten  through  twelve.  Such  program  shall  be further
    11  defined by such commissioner in regulation  and  shall  be  designed  to
    12  educate  students,  parents and school personnel about the prevention of
    13  sexual harassment in schools. Such commissioner, in  collaboration  with
    14  any  other  stakeholder  groups deemed appropriate by such commissioner,
    15  shall develop:
    16    a. age-appropriate  model  curriculum  resources,  including  exemplar
    17  lesson  plans,  and  best practice instructional resources for students,
    18  parents and school personnel designed to prevent  sexual  harassment  in
    19  schools.  Such  model  curriculum,  resources, lesson plans and instruc-
    20  tional resources shall include but not  be  limited  to  guidelines  and
    21  methods  of  prevention,  indicators and warning signs of sexual harass-
    22  ment, guidelines and methods to prevent sexual  harassment  and  how  to
    23  report complaints of sexual harassment in schools;
    24    b.  instructional tools and materials for students, parents and school
    25  personnel,  which  shall  include  updated  data  and   information   on
    26  complaints  of  sexual harassment in schools, with a review of such data
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  and information to occur periodically, at intervals  deemed  appropriate
     2  by such commissioner; and
     3    c.  public availability of all materials related to the sexual harass-
     4  ment education program on such department's website.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
     6  the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the
     7  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
     8  for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
     9  to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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