|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S560
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S560 - Details
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §801, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S560 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S560 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to instruction on the history of people with disabilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To include the history of people with disabilities in the state's mandatory curriculum. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one: adds "the history of people with disabilities in New York State" to the list of mandatory subjects to be taught. It also provides that the instruction should be concentrated, but not limited to the third full week in October to coincide with the state's Disability History Week. JUSTIFICATION: Among the list of mandatory subjects in school are patriotism, human rights, the Holocallst, and the mass starvation in Ireland. This bill adds the history of people with disabilities to that important list. It is important for our youth to understand the history in order to appreciate how individuals with disabilities were once viewed and treated. The bill would authorize the board of Regents to adopt a
S560 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 560 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 history of people with disabilities 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, and the mass starvation in Ireland from 1845 to 1850, AND THE HISTORY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, TO BE CONCENTRATED DURING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE THIRD FULL WEEK OF OCTOBER, 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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