senate Bill S1014

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires public schools to incorporate instruction in Indo-Caribbean studies into their existing curriculum

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S1014 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A268A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง801-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4615A, S4823A, A8126

S1014 - Summary

Requires public schools to incorporate instruction in Indian Subcontinent/Indo-Caribbean studies into their existing curriculum.

S1014 - Sponsor Memo

S1014 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1014

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO -- 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  requiring  public
  schools       to      incorporate      instruction      in      Indian
  Subcontinent/Indo-Caribbean studies into the existing curriculum

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 801-b
to read as follows:
  S  801-B.  EDUCATION  REGARDING   INDIAN   SUBCONTINENT/INDO-CARIBBEAN
STUDIES.  1.  ALL  PUBLIC  SCHOOLS SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO INCLUDE, AS AN
INTEGRAL PART OF SOCIAL STUDIES  OR  LITERATURE,  INSTRUCTION  REGARDING
INDIAN SUBCONTINENT/INDO-CARIBBEAN STUDIES. THE CONTENT MAY BE VARIED TO
MEET  THE NEEDS OF PARTICULAR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AND
NEED NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
  2.  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  "INDIAN  SUBCONTINENT/INDO-CARIBBEAN
STUDIES"  MEANS  EDUCATION  REGARDING  THE  HISTORY,  LITERATURE  AND/OR
CULTURE OF GROUPS OF PERSONS HAVING ORIGINS IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT.
  3. THE REGENTS SHALL DETERMINE HOW TO INCORPORATE  SUCH  COMPONENT  IN
EXISTING CURRICULA AND THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE ANY REGULATIONS
NEEDED TO CARRY OUT SUCH DETERMINATION OF THE REGENTS AND TO ESTABLISH A
CURRICULUM FOR INSTRUCTION IN INDIAN SUBCONTINENT/INDO-CARIBBEAN STUDIES
TO BE AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
school years commencing on or after July 1, 2014.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01026-02-3

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