senate Bill S6837

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a climate change education grant program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Nov 08, 2019 referred to rules

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S6837 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1884, Pub Auth L; amd §305, Ed L

S6837 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a climate change education grant program to award grants to eligible applicants to support climate change education grant programs for young people or to provide optional teacher training or professional development programs relevant to the advance of climate change literacy in young people.

S6837 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6837 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6837

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 8, 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 public authorities law and  the  education  law,  in
  relation to establishing a climate change education grant program

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York climate change education act".
  §  2.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
1884 to read as follows:
  § 1884. CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM. 1.  DEFINITIONS.    AS
USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
INGS:
  (A) "ELIGIBLE APPLICANT" SHALL MEAN (I) A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, (II)
A  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, (III) A COMMUNITY BASED
ORGANIZATION WHICH MAY BE A FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION OR ENTITY OR NOT-FOR-
PROFIT CORPORATION OR ORGANIZATION, OR (IV) A CONSORTIUM OR  PARTNERSHIP
FORMED  BY  A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES AND ONE OR MORE COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS  WHICH  QUALIFIES
FOR THE AWARD OF A CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT BY THE AUTHORITY UNDER
THIS SECTION.
  (B) "GRANT PROGRAM PLAN" SHALL MEAN THE PLAN SUBMITTED TO THE AUTHORI-
TY  BY  AN  ELIGIBLE  APPLICANT  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  FOUR OF THIS
SECTION.
  (C) "CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN  A  COMPREHEN-
SIVE CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY AN ELIGIBLE APPLICANT
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM; GENERAL
COMPONENTS. (A) THERE IS  HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN  THE  AUTHORITY  A
CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED
BY  THE  AUTHORITY,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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