S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
February 11, 2014
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring certain
text-books to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea and to
include information on "comfort women"
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 two new sections 706
and 707 to read as follows:
S 706. REFERENCE TO SEA OF JAPAN. ANY TEXT-BOOK APPROVED AND ISSUED
PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE WHICH REFERS TO
THE SEA OF JAPAN SHALL CHANGE THE NAME FROM SEA OF JAPAN TO THE EAST
SEA, OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE SHALL NOTE THAT IT IS ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE
S 707. COMFORT WOMEN. ANY TEXT-BOOK APPROVED AND ISSUED PURSUANT TO
SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL INCLUDE HISTORICAL
INFORMATION REGARDING THE "COMFORT WOMEN". SUCH TERM COLLECTIVELY REFERS
TO THE ACQUISITION OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN FOR
THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SEXUAL SERVITUDE FOR THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY
DURING WORLD WAR II.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any
text-books issued on and after July 1, 2014.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.