Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 21, 2020
referred to education
Senate Bill S7341
2019-2020 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
2019-S7341 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7341 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7341 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a model environmental curriculum in all elementary and secondary schools PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will require the commissioner of education to develop a model climate change climate change curriculum. All public elementary and secondary schools will be required to incorporate the model climate change curriculum to be taught as part of science, social studies, history, and health classes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Requires the commissioner to create a model climate change curriculum that will include, but not my limited to, topics of air qual- ity, climate change, energy, environmental justice, sustainability,
2019-S7341 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7341 I N S E N A T E January 21, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 establishing a model environmental curriculum in all elementary and secondary 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 817 to read as follows: § 817. MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH A MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. SUCH MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: A. AIR; B. CLIMATE CHANGE; C. ENERGY; D. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE; E. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY; F. FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES; G. FORESTRY; H. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT; I. OCEANS; J. POLLUTION PREVENTION; K. PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT; L. RESOURCE CONSERVATION, WASTE REDUCTION, AND RECYCLING; M. TOXICS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE; AND N. WATER. 2. THE MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM SHALL BE ALIGNED WITH OTHER COURSE SUBJECT STANDARDS OF INSTRUCTION AS SET FORTH BY THE DEPARTMENT AND BE INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOWING COURSE SUBJECT'S STANDARDS OF INSTRUC- TION, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: A. SCIENCE; B. HISTORY; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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