senate Bill S560

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to instruction on the history of people with disabilities

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

S560 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S942

S560 - Summary

Relates to instruction on the history of people with disabilities.

S560 - Sponsor Memo

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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