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S00905 Summary:

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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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S00905 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 7, 2015
        Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed 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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