senate Bill S1703A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to instruction on the history of people with disabilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.931
May 13, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Feb 07, 2014 print number 1703a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 22, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.718
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Education committee Vote

S1703A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 21, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S1703
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S1703 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2006A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2352, A8466
2009-2010: S7930, A10852

S1703 - Bill Texts

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Relates to instruction on the history of people with disabilities.

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BILL NUMBER:S1703

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:
This bill would promote greater awareness and understanding of people
with disabilities by amending current education law (Chapter 265 of
the Laws of 2000) which requires the NYS Education Department to make
available to elementary schools suitable curriculum materials to aid
in the instruction on the understanding and acceptance of people with
disabilities. This amendment will require the department to provide
the curriculum to secondary schools.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 5 of section 801 of the education law is amended to
include grades seven to twelfth grades in the instruction in the
understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.

JUSTIFICATION:
Chapter 265 of the laws of 2000 was enacted to promote the spirit of
the Americans with Disabilities Act which requires a less restrictive
educational environment for students with disabilities. As more
students with disabilities are placed in mainstream classrooms, the
need to promote
tolerance and acceptance is a core component of teaching good
citizenship. with the rise of violence in schools this bill will
influence and change how students view and interact with others of
differing abilities.

Current law requires the NYS Board of Regents to create a curriculum
that promotes mutual respect and understanding of people with
disabilities to elementary school students. The intent of chapter 265
is to teach tolerance and, acknowledge the impact and contributions
that individuals with disabilities have had on society. When students
learn that people with disabilities are more similar than different,
have strengths and talents, and want to participate in school
activities, a foundation for good citizenship begins to develop.
Disability History curriculum will provide a forum for discussion and
inspires respect for individual differences and ultimately provides a
roadmap for creating an accepting society.

It is the state's responsibility to provide a sound basic education to
all students. Included in the NYS Board of Regents learning standards
are goals to provide the educational framework that promotes
citizenship
and civic responsibility. Chapter 265 made it possible for elementary
schools (grades kindergarten through sixth grade) to better prepare
young students to be more tolerant to the differences that make each
of us unique.

The "Museum of Disability History" located in Western New York has
worked with teachers, special educators, advocates and parents of
children with disabilities to establish a curriculum for grades K-12


that highlights the history of people with disabilities, with a
strong focus on awareness, sensitivity and diversity. Pilot programs
in WNY area schools have shown the curriculum to be effective in the
classroom. This
curriculum is free and readily accessible on the web, adding no cost
to schools or the state.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.7930 of 2010.
S.2352 of 2011/12 Passed the Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law, and shall apply to all
school years which commence on or after its effective date.

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

                                  1703

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI, GALLIVAN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- 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. Subdivision 5 of section 801 of the education law, as added
by chapter 265 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  5. The regents shall make available to all  elementary  AND  SECONDARY
schools  in  the  state  suitable  curriculum  materials  to  aid in the
instruction of pupils in grades kindergarten through [six] TWELVE in the
understanding and acceptance of children with disabilities as defined in
section forty-four hundred one of this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law, and shall apply to all
school years which commence on or after its effective date.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04106-01-3

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S1703A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2006A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2352, A8466
2009-2010: S7930, A10852

S1703A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to instruction on the history of people with disabilities.

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BILL NUMBER:S1703A

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:

This bill would promote greater awareness and understanding of people
with disabilities by amending current education law (Chapter 265 of
the Laws of 2000) which requires the NYS Education Department to make
available to elementary schools suitable curriculum materials to aid
in the instruction on the understanding and acceptance of people with
disabilities. This amendment seeks to make available educational
materials to the department to provide these resources to secondary
schools.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Subdivision 5 of section 601 of the education law is amended to
include grades seven to twelfth grades in the instruction in the
understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.

JUSTIFICATION:

Chapter 265 of the laws of 2000 was enacted to promote the spirit of
the Americans with Disabilities Act which requires a less restrictive
educational environment for students with disabilities. As more
students with disabilities are placed in mainstream classrooms, the
need to promote tolerance and acceptance is a core component of
teaching good citizenship. With the rise of bullying and violence in
schools this bill will influence and change how students view and
interact with others of differing abilities.

Current law requires the NYS Board of Regents to create a curriculum
that promotes mutual respect and understanding of people with
disabilities to elementary school students. The intent of chapter 265
is to make available instructional materials for teachers to teach
tolerance and, acknowledge the impact and contributions that
individuals with disabilities have had on society.

When students learn that people with disabilities are more similar
than different, have strengths and talents, and want to participate in
school activities, a foundation for good citizenship begins to
develop.

Disability history and sensitivity will provide a forum for
discussion, which will inspire respect for individual differences and
ultimately provides a roadmap for creating an accepting society.

It is the state's responsibility to provide a sound basic education to
all students. Included in the NYS Board of Regents learning standards
are goals to provide the educational framework that promotes
citizenship and civic responsibility. Chapter 265 made it possible for
elementary schools (grades kindergarten through sixth grade) to better
prepare young students to be more tolerant to the differences that
make each of us unique.


The "Museum of Disability History" located in Western New York has
worked with teachers, special educators, advocates and parents of
children with disabilities to establish a educational materials for
grades K-12 that highlights the history of people with disabilities,
with a strong focus on awareness, sensitivity and diversity. Pilot
programs in Western New York area schools have shown these educational
materials are highly effective in the classroom.

These educational materials are free and readily accessible on the
web, adding no cost to schools or the state.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: A.8466 - Died in Education/S.2352 Passed Senate;
2010: A.10652 (Schroeder) - Died in Education/S.7930 (Stachowski) -
died in Education.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law, and shall apply to all
school years which commence on or after its effective date.

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

                                 1703--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRISANTI, GALLIVAN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, YOUNG -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

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.  Legislative findings. The legislature has determined that
it is necessary and appropriate to take steps to encourage greater know-
ledge and to decrease bullying in our schools.
  In this regard, many states have already enacted school-based programs
to improve the understanding and acceptance of children  with  disabili-
ties.  The legislature now finds and declares that the New York Board of
Regents should make available to students, teachers  and  administrators
in  public  and  private  schools  resources that will encourage greater
understanding and acceptance of children with disabilities as defined in
section forty-four hundred one of the education law.
  S 2. Subdivision 5 of section 801 of the education law,  as  added  by
chapter 265 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  5.  The  regents  shall make available to all elementary AND SECONDARY
schools in the state  [suitable  curriculum  materials  to]  EDUCATIONAL
MATERIALS  TO  BE DISTRIBUTED EITHER BY MAIL OR ELECTRONICALLY WHICH aid
in the instruction of pupils in grades kindergarten through [six] TWELVE
in the understanding and acceptance of  children  with  disabilities  as
defined  in section forty-four hundred one of this chapter.  THE REGENTS
MAY CONSULT WITH DISABILITY PROVIDERS, THE MUSEUM OF DISABILITY,  EDUCA-
TIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OR OTHERS AS THEY MAY SEE FIT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04106-03-3

S. 1703--A                          2

  S  3.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law, and  shall  apply  to  all
school years which commence on or after its effective date.

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