assembly Bill A2138

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires instruction in anti-gun violence in all schools

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jan 17, 2017 referred to education

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A2138 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §805, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9238
2013-2014: A3353, A8465
2015-2016: A4058
2019-2020: A1064

A2138 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires instruction in anti-gun violence in all schools.

A2138 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2138

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, ROZIC, TITUS, COOK, CRESPO, JOYNER --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FARRELL, PERRY, RIVERA -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  instruction
  in anti-gun violence in all schools

  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 805 to
read as follows:
  § 805. ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE EDUCATION. 1. ALL SCHOOLS SHALL INCLUDE  AGE-
APPROPRIATE  INSTRUCTION ON ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE
EDUCATION PROVIDED BY REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARD-
ING INSTRUCTION ON ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY DEEM NECES-
SARY AND DESIRABLE FOR THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF PUPILS AND THE COMMUNI-
TY.  THE CONTENTS MAY BE VARIED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF  PARTICULAR  SCHOOL
DISTRICTS,  OR  PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE
STATE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL UTILIZE EITHER THE
CURRICULUM FOR ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE INSTRUCTION PRESCRIBED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  OR  A  COURSE  APPROVED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER IN ACCORDANCE WITH
CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  3. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHALL PROVIDE THE NEEDED  FACILITIES,  TIME  AND
PLACE  FOR  THE  INSTRUCTION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AND SHALL PROVIDE
LEARNING AIDS AND CURRICULUM  RESOURCE  MATERIALS  WHICH  CONTRIBUTE  TO
EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS AND LEARNING IN ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE.
  §  2.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date upon which it shall have become a law.  Effective  immediately,
the  addition,  amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation neces-
sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is author-
ized to be made on or before such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05259-01-7

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