S03454 Summary:

Amd §305, Ed L
Relates to the creation of a school-based teen dating violence prevention program designed to be incorporated into a school district's existing health curriculum to prevent and reduce the incidence and prevalence of teen dating violence.
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S03454 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 7, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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  the  creation  of  a
          school-based teen dating violence prevention program
          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. School-based teen  dating  violence  prevention  program.  a.  The
     4  commissioner  shall  consult  and  collaborate  with the commissioner of
     5  health, the office for the prevention of domestic violence and organiza-
     6  tions that promote teen dating violence awareness, prevention and educa-
     7  tion, as well as other interested parties, to establish  and  develop  a
     8  school-based  teen dating violence prevention program within the depart-
     9  ment. Such program shall be defined by the commissioner  in  regulations
    10  after  consultation with the department of health and the office for the
    11  prevention of domestic violence and be  designed  to  educate  students,
    12  parents  and school personnel about healthy relationship behaviors, teen
    13  dating violence awareness  and  prevention.  The  teen  dating  violence
    14  awareness prevention program shall include but not be limited to:
    15    (i)  age-appropriate  model curriculum, exemplar lesson plans and best
    16  practice  instructional  resources  for  students,  parents  and  school
    17  personnel   developed  or  approved  to  promote  awareness  of  healthy
    18  relationship behaviors and teen dating violence prevention.  Such  model
    19  curriculum,  lesson  plans and instructional resources shall include but
    20  not be limited to information on healthy relationship behaviors and teen
    21  dating violence, recognizing the warning signs of teen dating  violence,
    22  and  a  discussion  of  local  community resources that are available to
    23  teens in an abusive relationship;
    24    (ii) instructional tools  and  materials  for  students,  parents  and
    25  school personnel developed or approved in collaboration with the commis-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 3454                             2
     1  sioner of health and the office for the prevention of domestic violence,
     2  which shall include updated data and information on healthy relationship
     3  behaviors  and  teen  dating  violence  awareness and prevention, with a
     4  review  of such data and information to occur periodically, at intervals
     5  deemed appropriate by the commissioner, the commissioner of  health  and
     6  the office for prevention of domestic violence; and
     7    (iii)  public availability of all materials related to the teen dating
     8  violence awareness prevention program on  a  dedicated  webpage  on  the
     9  department's internet website, and all materials shall be provided at no
    10  cost   to  every  school  district,  board  of  cooperative  educational
    11  services, charter school and nonpublic school upon request.
    12    b. The commissioner shall issue a guidance memorandum to every  school
    13  district,  board of cooperative educational services, charter school and
    14  nonpublic school, to inform them of the availability of the teen  dating
    15  violence  awareness prevention program and to encourage them to work and
    16  collaborate with local organizations that promote teen  dating  violence
    17  awareness,  prevention  and education and to develop policies and proce-
    18  dures on responding to incidents of teen  dating  violence  and  healthy
    19  relationship initiatives.  The commissioner shall annually remind school
    20  districts,  boards  of cooperative educational services, charter schools
    21  and nonpublic schools, of  the  availability  of  teen  dating  violence
    22  awareness  and  prevention  materials  as  part  of teen dating violence
    23  awareness and prevention month.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
    25  the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the
    26  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
    27  for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
    28  to be made or completed on or before such effective date.
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