Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to education
|May 08, 2017||
referred to education
Senate Bill S5933
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S5933 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S5933 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5933 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the public school curriculum for children in kindergarten through grade twelve to include a minimum of two hours per week instruction in civics lessons PURPOSE : To incorporate into school curriculum, from kindergarten through grade 12, instruction in civility, citizenship, principle of honesty, tolerance, racial and global harmony, personal responsibility, morals, ethics, respect for others, observance of laws and rules, courtesy, dignity, and other traits that will enhance the quality of their experiences in, and contributions to, the community. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section I of the bill includes a broader scope of principles that will take on racial and global harmony and increase morals and ethics amongst students. Section II of the bill requires that the boards of education and trustees of the cities and school districts to instruct the teachers employed in the schools commencing with the 2013-2014 school year, and
2017-S5933 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5933 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 8, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 the public school curriculum for children in kindergarten through grade twelve to include a minimum of two hours per week instruction in civics lessons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 801-a of the education law, as amended by chapter 102 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: § 801-a. Instruction in civility, citizenship and character education. 1. The regents shall ensure that the course of instruction in grades kindergarten through twelve includes a component on civility, citizen- ship and character education. Such component shall instruct students on the principles of honesty, tolerance, RACIAL AND GLOBAL HARMONY, personal responsibility, MORALS AND ETHICS, respect for others, with an emphasis on discouraging acts of harassment, bullying, discrimination, observance of laws and rules, courtesy, dignity and other traits which will enhance the quality of their experiences in, and contributions to, the community. THE INSTRUCTION SHALL EMPHASIZE THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF SUCH LESSONS AND THE SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM IMPACT ON THE STUDENT'S LIFE AND ON THE LIVES OF OTHERS OF IMPLEMENTING THE LESSONS. 2. THE BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND TRUSTEES OF THE CITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE STATE SHALL REQUIRE INSTRUCTION TO BE GIVEN IN SUCH MATTERS FOR A MINIMUM PERIOD OF TWO HOURS PER WEEK, BY THE TEACHERS EMPLOYED IN THE SCHOOLS THEREIN, COMMENCING WITH THE TWO THOUSAND SEVEN- TEEN--TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN SCHOOL YEAR. ALL PUPILS OVER THE AGE OF FIVE YEARS WHO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHALL RECEIVE SUCH INSTRUCTION. 3. Such component shall include instruction of safe, responsible use of the internet and electronic communications. The regents shall deter- mine how to incorporate such component in existing curricula and the commissioner shall promulgate any regulations needed to carry out such EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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