senate Bill S4769A

Relates to instruction relating to the flag

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.969
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 4769A

Summary

Relates to instruction relating to the flag.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4769
S4769A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง802, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4769A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
instruction relating to the flag

PURPOSE:

This bill will authorize the commissioner to establish an annual
course of study of the American flag in an effort to encourage
participation in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance. The
annual course of study of the American flag will focus on the history
and evolution of the American flag, the history and evolution of the
pledge of allegiance, and the sacrifices that were made by those men
and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States in
defense of our country.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill amends Subdivision 1 of section 802 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 601 of the laws of 1996, to authorize the
commissioner to prepare an annual course of study of the American flag
to focus attention on the sacrifices made by the men and women who
have served in the armed forces.

JUSTIFICATION:

All too often, the daily pledge of allegiance has been disregarded and
little effort has been made in schools to encourage participation in
the pledge's recitation.

This legislation would require the Commissioner to prepare an annual
course of study of the American flag in an effort to promote student's
awareness of the importance of reciting the pledge of allegiance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined. The teaching of this new curriculum would be
optional to local school districts, resulting in no local mandate.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on September 1, 2014, with provisions.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4769--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Education --
  recommitted to the Committee on Education in  accordance  with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  instruction  relating
  to the flag

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  802  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  601  of  the  laws  of 1996, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. It shall be the duty of the commissioner to prepare, for the use of
the public schools of the state, a program providing for a salute to the
flag and a daily pledge of allegiance to the flag,  and  instruction  in
its  correct use and display which shall include, as a minimum, specific
instruction regarding respect for the flag of the United States of Amer-
ica, its display and use as provided by federal statute  and  regulation
and such other patriotic exercises as may be deemed by him to be expedi-
ent, under such regulations and instructions as may best meet the varied
requirements  of  the  different  grades  in such schools. However, such
instruction shall include, as a minimum, the provisions of sections  one
hundred seventy through one hundred seventy-seven of title thirty-six of
the United States Code.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ALSO PREPARE, AS PART OF
SUCH  PROGRAM, WHICH MAY BE USED BY SCHOOL AUTHORITIES, AN ANNUAL COURSE
OF STUDY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG, INCLUDING THE HISTORY  AND  EVOLUTION  OF
THE  AMERICAN FLAG AS WELL AS THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF THE PLEDGE OF
ALLEGIANCE, THAT ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BY
STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND THAT INDICATES THAT THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS
TAKEN IN RECOGNITION OF THE SACRIFICES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE  BY  THE  MEN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10287-02-4

S. 4769--A                          2

AND  WOMEN  OF  THE  ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES IN DEFENSE OF OUR
COUNTRY.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect September 1, 2014; provided that the
commissioner of education is authorized  to  promulgate  any  rules  and
regulations  necessary  to implement this act on or before its effective
date.

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