assembly Bill A9886

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Feb 20, 2020 referred to education

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A9886 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7341
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

A9886 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A9886 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9886

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2020
                               ___________

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