senate Bill S7759A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires courses of instruction to include information on "comfort women"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1579
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2014 print number 7759a
amend (t) and recommit to education
Jun 05, 2014 referred to education

S7759 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801, Ed L

S7759 - Summary

Requires courses of instruction to include information on "comfort women".

S7759 - Sponsor Memo

S7759 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7759

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 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 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 a new section 707 to
read as follows:
  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 July 1, 2016 and shall  apply  to  any
text-books approved and issued on and after such date.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13988-10-4

S7759A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801, Ed L

S7759A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires courses of instruction to include information on "comfort women".

S7759A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7759A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7759--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 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 courses of
  instruction 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 opening paragraph of subdivision 1 and subdivision 3 of
section  801 of the education law, as amended by chapter 574 of the laws
of 1997, are amended to read as follows:
  In order to promote a spirit of patriotic and civic service and  obli-
gation and to foster in the children of the state moral and intellectual
qualities  which  are  essential in preparing to meet the obligations 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 attention  to  the
study  of  the  inhumanity  of  genocide, slavery (including the freedom
trail and underground railroad), the Holocaust, VIOLENCE  AGAINST  WOMEN
DURING  PERIODS  OF  ARMED  CONFLICT (INCLUDING THE COMFORT WOMEN OF THE
SECOND WORLD WAR), 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.
  3.  The  regents  shall  determine the subjects to be included in such
courses of instruction in  patriotism,  citizenship,  and  human  rights
issues,  with  particular  attention  to  the study of the inhumanity of
genocide, slavery (including the freedom  trail  and  underground  rail-
road),  the  Holocaust,  VIOLENCE  AGAINST WOMEN DURING PERIODS OF ARMED
CONFLICT (INCLUDING THE COMFORT WOMEN OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR), and  the
mass  starvation in Ireland from 1845 to 1850, and in the history, mean-

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

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