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A03736 Summary:

COSPNSRCarroll, Simon, Walker, Reyes, Burdick, Kelles, Raga, Levenberg
Add §817, Ed L
Mandates comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education be taught in all public schools, grades one through twelve; provides that the commissioner of education will create and establish a curriculum to accomplish such goal within one year of the effective date of this legislation.
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A03736 Actions:

02/07/2023referred to education
07/24/2023enacting clause stricken
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A03736 Committee Votes:

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A03736 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03736 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 7, 2023
        Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN, CARROLL, SIMON, WALKER, REYES -- Multi-
          Sponsored by -- M. of A. WALLACE -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
          Committee on Education
        AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to mandating sex educa-
          tion in elementary and high schools

          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 817 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    §  817.  Comprehensive sex education.  1. The commissioner, working in
     4  consultation with the commissioners of health and mental  health,  shall
     5  create  and establish a comprehensive, medically accurate and age appro-
     6  priate sex education curriculum which shall  be  taught  in  grades  one
     7  through  twelve in all public and charter schools. Such curriculum shall
     8  be ready for use within one year of the effective date of this section.
     9    2. The chancellor of the New York city school system, or  a  board  of
    10  education  may  adopt  their own curriculum upon approval of the commis-
    11  sioner, provided, however, that the commissioner shall not  approve  any
    12  curriculum  which  does  not  substantially  comply  with the curriculum
    13  created pursuant to subdivision one of this section.
    14    3. Schools shall begin teaching the curriculum established pursuant to
    15  this section in the first school year  following  certification  by  the
    16  commissioner that such curriculum has been established.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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