|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 10, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S1571
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S1571 - Details
S1571 - Summary
Requires the department of education to establish an education for environmental sustainability program to teach children the importance of conserving and protecting our environment.
S1571 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1571 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the public health law, in relation to the training of police officers and firefighters PURPOSE: This bill amends the general municipal law and the public health law, in relation to the training of police officers, firefighters and emergency responders with respect to persons with disabilities; the training is designed to further educate first responders on the appropriate recognition and response techniques for handling emergency situations involving persons with disabilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the general municipal law by adding a new section 209-ff to require training for police officers and firefighters with respect to persons with disabilities. Sub-section (1) (a). Provides that the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in consultation with the Commissioner of the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities along with disability advocacy groups shall review the training course entitled "persons with Disabilities" under the "Basic
S1571 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1571 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ- mental Conservation AN ACT establishing the New York state environmental sustainability education act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York State Environmental Sustainability Education Act". S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds and declares that: 1. In recognition of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), as declared at the Johannesburg Summit of 2002, New York state deems it imperative to develop and imple- ment an educational program geared towards improving the capacity of people to address environmental issues in the 21st century. 2. Our ability to fulfill our responsibility to equip New York's citi- zens with the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to create a sustainable future and enhance our quality of life have never been more critical. 3. More than any other time in recent history, New York's citizens have the capacity to dramatically affect their natural environment, and mitigate and possibly reverse our society's negative impact on our natural surroundings. 4. New technologies and research have availed unparalleled opportu- nities for us to develop and protect resources in a manner that enables people to meet current needs, while also providing that future gener- ations can meet future needs. 5. To successfully confront these environmental concerns and sensitiv- ities, we must put forth a vision of education that seeks to empower people of all ages to assume responsibility for creating a sustainable future. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00816-01-1
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