assembly Bill A4744

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires LGBT awareness curriculum or instruction

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Feb 05, 2019 referred to education

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A4744 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1478
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8676

A4744 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires LGBT awareness curriculum or instruction.

A4744 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4744

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SEAWRIGHT  --  read once and referred 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, 2020 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.
                                                           LBD07245-01-9