S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 29, 2013
Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- 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 requiring instruction
in anti-gun violence in all schools
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 805 to
read as follows:
S 805. ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE EDUCATION. 1. ALL SCHOOLS SHALL INCLUDE AGE-
APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION ON ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE
EDUCATION PROVIDED BY REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS.
2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARD-
ING INSTRUCTION ON ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY DEEM NECES-
SARY AND DESIRABLE FOR THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF PUPILS AND THE COMMUNI-
TY. THE CONTENTS MAY BE VARIED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PARTICULAR SCHOOL
DISTRICTS, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE
STATE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL UTILIZE EITHER THE
CURRICULUM FOR ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE INSTRUCTION PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER OR A COURSE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN ACCORDANCE WITH
CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
3. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHALL PROVIDE THE NEEDED FACILITIES, TIME AND
PLACE FOR THE INSTRUCTION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AND SHALL PROVIDE
LEARNING AIDS AND CURRICULUM RESOURCE MATERIALS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO
EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS AND LEARNING IN ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,
the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation neces-
sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is author-
ized to be made on or before such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.