assembly Bill A1155A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the public school curriculum for children in kindergarten through grade twelve to include a minimum of two hours per week instruction in civics lessons

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 19, 2018 print number 1155a
Sep 19, 2018 amend and recommit to education
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jan 10, 2017 referred to education

A1155 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4653
2011-2012: A2532
2013-2014: A5328
2015-2016: A73
2019-2020: A2234
2021-2022: A469

A1155 - Summary

Requires the public school curriculum for children in kindergarten through grade twelve to include a minimum of two hours per week instruction in civics lessons.

A1155 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1155

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred 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.

A1155A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4653
2011-2012: A2532
2013-2014: A5328
2015-2016: A73
2019-2020: A2234
2021-2022: A469

A1155A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the public school curriculum for children in kindergarten through grade twelve to include a minimum of two hours per week instruction in civics lessons.

A1155A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1155--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education  in  accord-
  ance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2

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, MEDIA
LITERACY,  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 EIGH-
TEEN--TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN 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-

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