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.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
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.