|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S1016
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1016 - Details
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §801, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1016 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1016 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to instruction on the subject of the history of the Ukrainian Genocide-Holodomor of 1932 to 1933 PURPOSE: Requires schools to provide instruction on the history of the Ukrainian genocide holodomor from 1932 through 1933. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends Subdivisions 1 and 3 of Section 801 of the education law as amended by Chapter 574 of the laws of 1997 to include the Ukranian Genocide-Holodomor of 1932 and 1933 as required courses of instruction. JUSTIFICATION: The famine in the Ukraine was deliberately initiated and enforced by the Soviet regime through the seizure of grain and the blockade of food shipments into the affected areas, as well as by forcibly preventing the starving population from leaving the region for the purposes of eliminating resistance to the forced collectivization of agriculture and destroying Ukraine's national identity. This famine resulted in the deaths of millions of men, women and children in the Ukraine and in other regions.
S1016 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1016 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 instruction on the subject of the history of the Ukrainian Genocide-Holodomor of 1932 to 1933 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 801 of the education law, as amended by chapter 574 of the laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows: 1. In order to promote a spirit of patriotic and civic service and obligation and to foster in the children of the state moral and intel- lectual qualities which are essential in preparing to meet the obli- gations of citizenship in peace or in war, the regents of The University of the State of New York shall prescribe courses of instruction in patriotism, citizenship, and human rights issues, with particular atten- tion to the study of the inhumanity of genocide, slavery (including the freedom trail and underground railroad), the Holocaust, THE UKRAINIAN GENOCIDE-HOLODOMOR OF 1932 TO 1933, and the mass starvation in Ireland from 1845 to 1850, to be maintained and followed in all the schools of the state. The boards of education and trustees of the several cities and school districts of the state shall require instruction to be given in such courses, by the teachers employed in the schools therein. All pupils attending such schools, over the age of eight years, shall attend upon such instruction. Similar courses of instruction shall be prescribed and maintained in private schools in the state, and all pupils in such schools over eight years of age shall attend upon such courses. If such courses are not so established and maintained in a private school, attendance upon instruc- tion in such school shall not be deemed substantially equivalent to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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