senate Bill S7341

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a model environmental curriculum in all public elementary and secondary schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 21, 2020 referred to education

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S7341 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9886
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

S7341 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a model environmental curriculum in all public elementary and secondary schools which shall include various principles and concepts including environmental justice.

S7341 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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