Bill Text: NY A02577 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to instruction on preventing child sexual exploitation and child abuse in grades kindergarten through eight.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 47-10)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - substituted by s4070b [A02577 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02577-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2577--B

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 24, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ,  GOTTFRIED, PAULIN, SIMOTAS, COOK,
          COLTON, ENGLEBRIGHT, GUNTHER, TITUS, WALKER,  RODRIGUEZ,  MALLIOTAKIS,
          L. ROSENTHAL,  CRUZ,  REYES,  HEVESI,  SIMON, DICKENS, JAFFEE, LIFTON,
          SMITH, SEAWRIGHT, McDONOUGH, TAYLOR, JOYNER -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --
          M.    of  A. ABBATE, ARROYO, BARCLAY, FAHY, GIGLIO, LAVINE, ORTIZ, RA,
          RAIA, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Education
          --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
          and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
          tee

        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring a course  of
          study  in the prevention of child sexual exploitation and child sexual
          abuse

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Erin's Law".
     2    §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 803-b to
     3  read as follows:
     4    § 803-b. Courses of study in prevention of child  sexual  exploitation
     5  and  child  sexual  abuse.  1.  All  pupils  in grades K-8 in all public
     6  schools in the state shall receive instruction designed to prevent child
     7  sexual exploitation and  child  sexual  abuse.  Such  program  shall  be
     8  defined  by  the commissioner in regulations after consultation with the
     9  department of health and be designed to educate  students,  parents  and
    10  school  personnel  about the prevention of child sexual exploitation and
    11  child sexual abuse in grades kindergarten through  eight.  Such  program
    12  shall  include,  but  not be limited to students and parents. Nothing in
    13  this section shall prevent the department from making  model  curriculum
    14  and resource materials available on the department's website.
    15    2.  The commissioner may provide technical assistance to assist in the
    16  development of curricula for such courses of study which  shall  be  age

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01177-07-9

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     1  appropriate and developed according to the needs and abilities of pupils
     2  at successive grade levels in order to provide awareness, skills, infor-
     3  mation,  self-confidence  and  support to aid in the prevention of child
     4  sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse.
     5    §  3.  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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