ASSEMBLY, No. 2292

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 4, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman† VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman† DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblywoman† ANGELA V. MCKNIGHT

District 31 (Hudson)

Assemblyman† REED GUSCIORA

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

Assemblywoman† PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblyman† BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

Senator† RICHARD J. CODEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Senator† DIANE B. ALLEN

District 7 (Burlington)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Pinkin, Senators Vitale, Lesniak, Addiego, Greenstein and Gordon

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires review of Core Curriculum Content Standards to ensure guidance for substance abuse instruction provided to public school students incorporates most recent evidence-based standards and practices.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning substance abuse instruction for public school students and supplementing P.L.1987, c.389 (C.18A:40A-1 et seq.).

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† a.† The Department of Education, in consultation with the Division of Addiction Services in the Department of Human Services, shall review the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education to ensure that guidance for substance abuse instruction incorporates the most recent evidence-based standards and practices.

†††† b.††† Within 120 days of the effective date of this act, the department shall issue a written report to the Governor, to the State Board of Education, and to the Legislature as provided under section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), with its determination on whether the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education adequately incorporate the most recent evidence-based standards and practices pursuant to subsection a. of this section.† If the department determines that the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education need to be revised, it shall propose the revisions to the State board within 12 months of the reportís submission.†

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

††††† This bill requires that the Department of Education conduct a review of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education to ensure that guidance for substance abuse instruction incorporates the most recent evidence-based standards and practices.† The department will issue a report within 120 days of the effective date of the bill with its determination on whether the content standards incorporate the most recent evidence-based standards and practices.† If the department determines that the content standards need to be revised, it will propose the revisions to the State Board of Education within 12 months of the reportís submission.