senate Bill S7341

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2020 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S7341 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9886
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

S7341 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7341 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7341 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7341

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.