Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 01, 2012
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 04, 2012
referred to education
|Sep 09, 2011
referred to rules
Senate Bill S5883
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S5883 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S5883 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5883 REVISED 09/12/11 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to including the attacks on September 11, 2001 in courses of instruction in patriotism and citizenship PURPOSE: To ensure that current and future generations of New York State school children are appropriately educated on the attacks of September 11, 2001. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends Education Law Section 801 adding the attacks on American soil on September 11, 2001 to the list of courses of instruction in patriotism, citizenship and human rights issues in New York State schools. Section two sets the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: On September 11, 2001, America suffered a terrorist attack on its own soil resulting in the loss of over 3,000 lives. The resulting devastation of the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, including the destruction of the Twin Towers, the attack on the
2011-S5883 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5883 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E September 9, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MARTINS, GOLDEN, ZELDIN, BALL, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to including the attacks on September 11, 2001 in courses of instruction in patriotism and citizenship THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 and subdivision 3 of section 801 of the education law, as amended by chapter 574 of the laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows: In order to promote a spirit of patriotic and civic service and obli- gation and to foster in the children of the state moral and intellectual qualities which are essential in preparing to meet the obligations 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 attention to the study of the inhumanity of genocide, slavery (including the freedom trail and underground railroad), the Holocaust, [and] the mass starva- tion in Ireland from 1845 to 1850, AND THE ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, 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. 3. The regents shall determine the subjects to be included in such courses of instruction in patriotism, citizenship, and human rights issues, with particular attention to the study of the inhumanity of genocide, slavery (including the freedom trail and underground rail- road), the Holocaust, [and] the mass starvation in Ireland from 1845 to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13378-01-1
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