Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 10, 2018
referred to education
Senate Bill S8676
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-S8676 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S8676 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8676 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring LGBT aware- ness curriculum or instruction SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 804-e to the education law that instructs the commissioner, in consultation with any appropriate agency, to estab- lish curriculum or instruction for school districts in the historical treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conform- ing individuals. The content shall be age appropriate and shall be developed according to the needs and abilities of pupils at successive grade levels in order to provide information, skills, and understanding of the historic treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Schools may include these materials as a component of its social studies curriculum or any other way the school deems appropriate.
2017-S8676 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8676 I N S E N A T E May 10, 2018 ___________ 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 LGBT aware- ness curriculum or instruction 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 804-e to read as follows: § 804-E. LGBT AWARENESS CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. THE COMMISSION- ER, IN CONSULTATION WITH ANY APPROPRIATE AGENCY, SHALL ESTABLISH CURRIC- ULUM OR INSTRUCTION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE HISTORICAL TREATMENT OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING INDIVID- UALS. THE CONTENTS MAY BE VARIED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PARTICULAR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE CONTENT SHALL BE AGE APPROPRIATE AND SHALL BE DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF PUPILS AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION, SKILLS, AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORICAL TREATMENT OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING INDIVIDUALS. 2. SCHOOLS MAY INCLUDE THE ABOVE MATERIALS AS A COMPONENT OF ITS SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM OR ANY OTHER WAY THE SCHOOL DEEMS APPROPRIATE. § 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019 and shall apply to school years commencing on or after such date. Effective immediately, the addi- tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15843-01-8
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