senate Bill S6877

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to the adoption of instruction in climate science in senior high schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Nov 27, 2019 referred to rules

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S6877 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S6877 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to the adoption of instruction in climate science in senior high schools.

S6877 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6877 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6877

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 27, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 the  commis-
  sioner  of  education  to make recommendations to the board of regents
  relating to the adoption of instruction in climate science  in  senior
  high schools

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 59 to read as follows:
  59. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS  TO  THE  BOARD  OF
REGENTS  RELATING  TO  THE ADOPTION OF INSTRUCTION IN CLIMATE SCIENCE IN
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.
  B. SUCH INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) INSTRUCTION ON THE EFFECT AND IMPACT OF GREENHOUSE GASSES  ON  OUR
CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT AND PLANET;
  (II) THE USE OF THE MOST RECENT SOURCE MATERIALS, TEXT BOOKS AND METH-
ODOLOGIES FOR TEACHING CLIMATE SCIENCE;
  (III)  INSTRUCTION  ON THE LIMITATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND
TARGETS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SET FORTH IN CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED SIX OF THE
LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN; AND
  (IV) ANY OTHER INSTRUCTION OR METHODS OF INSTRUCTION RELATING  TO  THE
STUDY OF CLIMATE SCIENCE THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY.
  C.  PRIOR  TO  MAKING THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL:
  (I) SEEK  THE  RECOMMENDATIONS  OF  TEACHERS,  SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATORS,
TEACHER  EDUCATORS AND OTHERS WITH EDUCATIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE PROPOSED
CURRICULUM;
  (II) SEEK COMMENT FROM PARENTS, STUDENTS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14329-02-9

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