|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 09, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6648
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6648 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6648 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6648 SPONSOR: KAMINSKY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring instruction regarding symbols of hate PURPOSE OF BILL: To require New York school children be educated regarding the meaning of swastikas and nooses as symbols of hatred and intolerance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 enumerates the Legislative findings. Section 2 creates a new section 801-b in the education law, requiring education in the meaning of swastikas and nooses as symbols of hate. Section 3 sets the effective date.
S6648 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6648 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E August 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring instruction regarding symbols of hate THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds the recent spike in hate crimes across our state and nation as a whole to be highly disturbing and a societal epidemic in need of remedy. As many of our youth are not aware of the hateful connotations behind swastikas and nooses, it is necessary for the legislature to mandate compulsory educa- tion in all schools across our great state in regard to the meanings of these two symbols of hate. Requiring students be educated in the signif- icance of these displays of bigotry will go a long way toward fostering a more inclusive and tolerant society for all. § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 801-b to read as follows: § 801-B. INSTRUCTION REGARDING SYMBOLS OF HATE. THE REGENTS SHALL ENSURE THAT THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION FOR GRADES SIX THROUGH TWELVE INCLUDES A COMPONENT ON THE MEANING OF THE SWASTIKA AS THE EMBLEM OF NAZI GERMANY, AS WELL AS THE NOOSE AS A SYMBOL OF RACISM AND INTIM- IDATION. THE REGENTS SHALL DETERMINE HOW TO INCORPORATE SUCH COMPONENTS INTO EXISTING CURRICULA, AND THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE ANY REGU- LATIONS NEEDED TO CARRY OUT SUCH DETERMINATION OF THE REGENTS. § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of September next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13613-01-9
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