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NYS Bills

This page will show some of the New York State bills that have been submitted by our state legislators.  We will split them into the Bills To Support, and the Bills To Fight. 

Bills To Support

Good bills we need to fight for when it comes to our children/school:

A8579 (Salka - R)

Prohibits courses in critical race theory from being taught in schools.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/A8579

A8336 (Martucci - R)

Prohibits the state or political subdivisions from imposing a mask mandate in schools and daycares; leaves such decisions to the local school district, non-public school or daycare.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S8336

S7392 (Martucci - R)

Relates to eliminating the mask requirement in day care centers for children 5 and under.
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s7392

A7100 (DiPietro - R)

Prohibits mandatory COVID-19 vaccination; limits civil liability of employers; prohibits requiring vaccination for education, employment, travel or other activities; enacts a vaccine bill of rights.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/A7100

S6107 (Palumbo - R)
A1894 (Santabarbara - R)

S6747 (Lanza - R)

Prohibits a mandatory immunization against the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 for children, incapacitated persons, or students or staff of employment institutions or day care facilities; prohibits requiring people to carry or present evidence of having received the COVID-19 vaccine. 

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S6747

S5157 (Lanza - R)
A7042 (DiPietro - R)

Establishes a claim for strictly liable against the state for any injury caused by the administration of an immunization which is mandated by a state law; gives the court of claims the power and jurisdiction to hear such a claim.
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S5157
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a7042

S4376 (Oberacker - R)
A4269 (Salka - R)

S3659 (Ortt - R)
A5277 (DiPietro - R)

Establishes a claim for strictly liable against the state for any injury caused by the administration of an immunization which is mandated by a state law; gives the court of claims the power and jurisdiction to hear such a claim. 

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s3659
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/A5277

S2677 (Gallivan - R)

Relates to a religious exemption from vaccination requirements.
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S2677

A8253 (Schmitt - R)

Prohibits instruction on critical race theory within the state
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a8253

Bills To Fight

Bills in New York that take the parents out of the equation and ignore parental consent:

A8870 (Rosenthal - D)

Requires every middle school and every high school to provide instruction on vaccine science, including vaccine history and development, effects on the immune system, vaccine-preventable diseases and their spread, and vaccine safety and testing.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/A8870

A8398 (Dinowitz - D)

Limits exemptions from immunization requirements by local governments and private entities to medical exemptions; repeals religious exemptions for certain post-secondary students.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/A8398

A8378 (Dinowitz - D)

Authorizes the commissioner of health to develop and supervise the execution of a program of immunization against COVID-19 for purposes of state aid to schools; requires immunization against COVID-19 for attendance at school.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/A8378

S7320 (Hoylman - D)

Relates to the definition of administration with respect to immunization to prevent COVID-19 for children between the ages of two and eighteen years of age

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S7320

S6495 (Hoylman - D) 
A7829 (Dinowitz - D)

S4244C (Krueger - D) 
A6564C (Fahy - D)

Permits any child who is at least fourteen years of age to have administered to himself or herself certain immunizations required or recommended by law
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s4244
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a6564/amendment/c

S2276 (Hoylman - D) 
A2316 (Dinowitz - D)

S3041 (Kruger - D) 
A3192 (Fahy - D)

Permits any child who is at least fourteen years of age to have administered to himself or herself certain immunizations required or recommended by law
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s3041 
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a3192

S2584A (Brouk - D) 
A6616 (Nolan- D)

S1929 (Jackson - D) 
A808 (O'Donnell - D)

Requires school districts and charter schools to include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions, and lifeways of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students.
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s1929 

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a808/amendment/b

S1729 (Hoylman - D) 
A817 (Seawright - D)

S937 (Kruger - D) 
A822 (Paulin - D)

Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s937
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a822

Bills To Be Aware Off

S4391 (Parker - D)

Relates to the application of the dignity for all students act; removes language that the dignity for all students act does not apply to private, religious or denominational educational institutions.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s4391

S4392 (Parker - D)
A3723 (Solages - D)

Relates to making certain provisions applicable to public schools relating to instruction in civility, citizenship and character education

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S4392

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a3723

S833 (Hoylman - D)
A469 (Rozic - D)

Requires the public school curriculum for children in kindergarten through grade twelve to include a minimum of two hours per week instruction in civics lessons

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S833

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a469

A7161 (Richardson - D)

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.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a7161

A6412 (McMahon - D)

Relates to mandating education in consent in schools

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a6412

S369 (Hoylman - D)
A840 (Gottfried - D)

Requires the board of education and the trustees or sole trustee of every school district to establish policies and procedures regarding the treatment of transgender or gender non-conforming students.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s369

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a840