senate Bill S4107

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires schools to provide instruction on the history of the Ukrainian genocide-holodomor of 1932 through 1933

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Mar 08, 2013 referred to education


S4107 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1016, A2434
2009-2010: S3356A, A6690A

S4107 - Summary

Requires schools to provide instruction on the history of the Ukrainian Genocide Holodomor from 1932 through 1933.

S4107 - Sponsor Memo

S4107 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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
  subject  of the history of the Ukrainian Genocide-Holodomor of 1932 to


  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
  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,  THE  UKRAINIAN
GENOCIDE-HOLODOMOR  OF  1932 TO 1933, and the mass starvation in Ireland
from 1845 to 1850, 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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