Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 01, 2020
referred to education
Assembly Bill A10718
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-A10718 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-A10718 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires school districts and charter schools to include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions, and lifeways of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students.
2019-A10718 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10718 I N A S S E M B L Y July 1, 2020 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. O'Donnell) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to inclusive instruction and instructional materials; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof 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. INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIFEWAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS- GENDER, AND QUEER PEOPLE, IN AN APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE CURRICULUM OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. 2. SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL HAVE POLICIES AND PROCE- DURES IN PLACE PERTAINING TO THE SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO IMPLEMENT THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. WHEN ADOPTING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT, SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL ADOPT INCLUSIVE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT PORTRAY THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DIVERSITY OF SOCIETY INCLUDING THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIFE- WAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER PEOPLE, WHERE APPROPRIATE. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: A. THE TERM "GAY" MEANS A MAN OR A MALE INDIVIDUAL WHOSE ENDURING PHYSICAL, ROMANTIC, OR EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION IS TO ANOTHER MAN OR MALE INDIVIDUAL. B. THE TERM "LESBIAN" MEANS A WOMAN OR FEMALE INDIVIDUAL WHOSE ENDUR- ING PHYSICAL, ROMANTIC, OR EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION IS TO ANOTHER WOMAN OR FEMALE INDIVIDUAL. C. THE TERM "BISEXUAL" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS THE CAPACITY TO FORM ENDURING PHYSICAL, ROMANTIC, OR EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL OF THE SAME SEX OR GENDER OR TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL OF A DIFFERENT SEX OR GENDER. BISEXUAL INDIVIDUALS MAY EXPERIENCE SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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