senate Bill S1929A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to prepare an American flag history to urge participation in the pledge of allegiance and indicate recognition of sacrifices

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Jan 30, 2014 print number 1929a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

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S1929 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §802, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1719A
2009-2010: S7211

S1929 - Bill Texts

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Directs the commissioner of education to prepare an annual course of study of the history of the American flag to encourage participation therein by students and faculty and indicate that the pledge is taken in recognition of the sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces of the United States in defense of our country.

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BILL NUMBER:S1929

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
pledge of allegiance

PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill will authorize the commissioner to establish
an annual course of study of the history of the American flag in an
effort to encourage the participation of its recitation among the
students and faculty of the schools in New York State. The annual course
of study of the history of the American flag will focus on the sacri-
fices that were made by those men and women who have served in the armed
forces of the United States in defense of our country.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends Subdivision 1 of
section 802 of the education law, as amended by chapter 601 of the laws
of 1996, to authorize the commissioner to prepare an annual course of
study of the history of the American flag to focus attention on the
sacrifices made by the men and women who have served in the armed forc-
es.

JUSTIFICATION: All too often, the daily pledge of allegiance has been
disregarded and little effort has been made in schools to encourage
participation in the pledge's recitation.

This legislation would require the Commissioner to prepare an annual
course of study of the history of the American flag in an effort to
promote student's awareness of the importance of reciting the pledge of
allegiance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: S.7211 - Referred to Education
2011-2012: S.1719 - Referred to Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The State Education Department estimates a State
fiscal implication $285,000 for 2010-11. The teaching of this new
curriculum would be optional to local school districts, resulting in no
local mandate.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on September 1, 2013, with
provisions.

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

                                  1929

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. 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 the  pledge  of  alle-
  giance

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  802  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  601  of  the  laws  of 1996, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. It shall be the duty of the commissioner to prepare, for the use of
the public schools of the state, a program providing for a salute to the
flag and a daily pledge of allegiance to the flag,  and  instruction  in
its  correct use and display which shall include, as a minimum, specific
instruction regarding respect for the flag of the United States of Amer-
ica, its display and use as provided by federal statute  and  regulation
and such other patriotic exercises as may be deemed by him to be expedi-
ent, under such regulations and instructions as may best meet the varied
requirements  of  the  different  grades  in such schools. However, such
instruction shall include, as a minimum, the provisions of sections  one
hundred seventy through one hundred seventy-seven of title thirty-six of
the United States Code.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ALSO PREPARE, AS PART OF
SUCH  PROGRAM, WHICH MAY BE USED BY SCHOOL AUTHORITIES, AN ANNUAL COURSE
OF STUDY OF THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN  FLAG  THAT  ENCOURAGES  PARTIC-
IPATION  IN  THE  PLEDGE  OF ALLEGIANCE BY STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND THAT
INDICATES THAT THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS TAKEN IN RECOGNITION  OF  THE
SACRIFICES  THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES
OF THE UNITED STATES IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on September 1,  2013;  provided  that
the  commissioner  of  education  is  authorized to promulgate any rules
necessary to implement this act on or before its effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04489-01-3

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S1929A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §802, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1719A
2009-2010: S7211

S1929A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Directs the commissioner of education to prepare an annual course of study of the history of the American flag to encourage participation therein by students and faculty and indicate that the pledge is taken in recognition of the sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces of the United States in defense of our country.

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BILL NUMBER:S1929A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
pledge of allegiance

PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill will authorize the commissioner to
establish an annual course of study of the history of the American
flag in an effort to encourage the participation of its recitation
among the students and faculty of the schools in New York State. The
annual course of study of the history of the American flag will focus
on the sacrifices that were made by those men and women who have
served in the armed forces of the United States in defense of our
country.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends Subdivision 1 of
section 802 of the education law, as amended by chapter 601 of the
laws of 1996, to authorize the commissioner to prepare an annual
course of study of the history of the American flag to focus attention
on the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served in the
armed forces.

JUSTIFICATION: All too often, the daily pledge of allegiance has been
disregarded and little effort has been made in schools to encourage
participation in the pledge's recitation.

This legislation would require the Commissioner to prepare an annual
course of study of the history of the American flag in an effort to
promote student's awareness of the importance of reciting the pledge
of allegiance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011 - 2012: S. 1719-A - Referred to Education
2013: S. 1929 - Referred to Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The State Education Department estimates a State
fiscal implication $285,000 for 2010-11. The teaching of this new
curriculum would be optional to local school districts, resulting in
no local mandate.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on September 1, 2014, with
provisions.

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

                                 1929--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, AVELLA, GRISANTI, LATIMER, SAMPSON -- 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 the pledge of alle-
  giance

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  802 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 601 of the laws  of  1996,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1. It shall be the duty of the commissioner to prepare, for the use of
the public schools of the state, a program providing for a salute to the
flag  and  a  daily pledge of allegiance to the flag, and instruction in
its correct use and display which shall include, as a minimum,  specific
instruction regarding respect for the flag of the United States of Amer-
ica,  its  display and use as provided by federal statute and regulation
and such other patriotic exercises as may be deemed by him to be expedi-
ent, under such regulations and instructions as may best meet the varied
requirements of the different grades  in  such  schools.  However,  such
instruction  shall include, as a minimum, the provisions of sections one
hundred seventy through one hundred seventy-seven of title thirty-six of
the United States Code.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ALSO PREPARE, AS PART OF
SUCH PROGRAM, WHICH MAY BE USED BY SCHOOL AUTHORITIES, AN ANNUAL  COURSE
OF  STUDY  OF  THE  HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG THAT ENCOURAGES PARTIC-
IPATION IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BY STUDENTS  AND  FACULTY  AND  THAT
INDICATES  THAT  THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS TAKEN IN RECOGNITION OF THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04489-02-4

S. 1929--A                          2

SACRIFICES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED  FORCES
OF THE UNITED STATES IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on September 1, 2014; provided that
the commissioner of education is  authorized  to  promulgate  any  rules
necessary to implement this act on or before its effective date.

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