Senate Bill S2962

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to instruction on the history of people with disabilities

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S2962 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7930
2011-2012: S2352
2013-2014: S1703
2017-2018: S1019
2019-2020: S3001

2015-S2962 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to instruction on the history of people with disabilities.

2015-S2962 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S2962 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2962

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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.  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.
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06348-01-5


              

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