senate Bill S6599C

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires certain text-books to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea

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May 07, 2014 referred to education
May 06, 2014 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 28, 2014 amended on third reading 6599d
Mar 31, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 6599c
Mar 18, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 6599b
Mar 11, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.278
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2014 print number 6599a
amend and recommit to education
Feb 11, 2014 referred to education

Bill Amendments

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S6599 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §706, Ed L

S6599 - Summary

Requires all text-books approved by this article to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea.

S6599 - Sponsor Memo

S6599 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6599

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  certain
  text-books  to  reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea and to
  include information on "comfort women"

  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 two new sections 706
and 707 to read as follows:
  S  706.  REFERENCE  TO SEA OF JAPAN. ANY TEXT-BOOK APPROVED AND ISSUED
PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE  WHICH  REFERS  TO
THE SEA OF JAPAN SHALL NOTE THAT IT IS ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE EAST SEA.
  S  707.   COMFORT WOMEN. ANY TEXT-BOOK APPROVED AND ISSUED PURSUANT TO
SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED ONE  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  SHALL  INCLUDE  HISTORICAL
INFORMATION REGARDING THE "COMFORT WOMEN". SUCH TERM COLLECTIVELY REFERS
TO  THE ACQUISITION OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN FOR
THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SEXUAL SERVITUDE  FOR  THE  IMPERIAL  JAPANESE  ARMY
DURING WORLD WAR II.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any
text-books issued on and after July 1, 2014.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13988-02-4

S6599A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §706, Ed L

S6599A - Summary

Requires all text-books approved by this article to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea.

S6599A - Sponsor Memo

S6599A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6599--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to requiring certain
  text-books to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea  and  to
  include information on "comfort women"

  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 two new sections 706
and 707 to read as follows:
  S 706. REFERENCE TO SEA OF JAPAN. ANY TEXT-BOOK  APPROVED  AND  ISSUED
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  SEVEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE WHICH REFERS TO
THE SEA OF JAPAN SHALL CHANGE THE NAME FROM SEA OF  JAPAN  TO  THE  EAST
SEA, OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE SHALL NOTE THAT IT IS ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE
EAST SEA.
  S  707.   COMFORT WOMEN. ANY TEXT-BOOK APPROVED AND ISSUED PURSUANT TO
SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED ONE  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  SHALL  INCLUDE  HISTORICAL
INFORMATION REGARDING THE "COMFORT WOMEN". SUCH TERM COLLECTIVELY REFERS
TO  THE ACQUISITION OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN FOR
THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SEXUAL SERVITUDE  FOR  THE  IMPERIAL  JAPANESE  ARMY
DURING WORLD WAR II.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any
text-books issued on and after July 1, 2014.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13988-03-4

S6599B - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §706, Ed L

S6599B - Summary

Requires all text-books approved by this article to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea.

S6599B - Sponsor Memo

S6599B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6599--B
    Cal. No. 278

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- committee discharged and said bill committed to
  the Committee on Rules -- ordered to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to requiring certain
  text-books to reference the Sea of Japan as  also  the  East  Sea  and
  requiring instruction on the servitude of "comfort women" by the Impe-
  rial Japanese army

  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 706 to
read as follows:
  S 706. REFERENCE TO SEA OF JAPAN. ANY TEXT-BOOK  APPROVED  AND  ISSUED
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  SEVEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE WHICH REFERS TO
THE SEA OF JAPAN SHALL CHANGE THE NAME FROM SEA OF  JAPAN  TO  THE  EAST
SEA, OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE SHALL NOTE THAT IT IS ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE
EAST SEA.
  S  2. Subdivision 1 of section 801 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 574 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  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 FORCED SEXU-
AL  SERVITUDE  OF  THOUSANDS OF "COMFORT WOMEN" BY THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE
ARMY DURING WORLD WAR II, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S6599C - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §706, Ed L

S6599C - Summary

Requires all text-books approved by this article to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea.

S6599C - Sponsor Memo

S6599C - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6599--C
    Cal. No. 278

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- committee discharged and said bill committed to
  the Committee on Rules -- ordered to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of third reading
  -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to requiring certain
  text-books to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea

  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 706 to
read as follows:
  S  706.  REFERENCE  TO SEA OF JAPAN. ANY TEXT-BOOK APPROVED AND ISSUED
PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE  WHICH  REFERS  TO
THE  SEA  OF  JAPAN  SHALL CHANGE THE NAME FROM SEA OF JAPAN TO THE EAST
SEA, OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE SHALL NOTE THAT IT IS ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE
EAST SEA.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016 and shall apply to  text-
books approved and issued on or after such date.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13988-05-4

S6599D (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §706, Ed L

S6599D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all text-books approved by this article to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea.

S6599D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6599D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6599--D
    Cal. No. 278

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- committee discharged and said bill committed to
  the Committee on Rules -- ordered to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of third reading
  -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to requiring certain
  text-books to reference the Sea of Japan as also the East Sea

  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 706 to
read as follows:
  S  706.  REFERENCE  TO SEA OF JAPAN. ANY TEXT-BOOK APPROVED AND ISSUED
PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE  WHICH  REFERS  TO
THE SEA OF JAPAN SHALL ALSO REFER TO SUCH SEA AS THE EAST SEA.
  S  2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016 and shall apply to text-
books approved and issued on or after such date.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13988-07-4

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