assembly Bill A10134

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to instruction in food and agriculture in elementary and high school

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Apr 29, 2022 referred to education

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A10134 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L

A10134 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for instruction in food and agriculture in schools using a curriculum established by the commissioner of education in consultation with the commissioner of agriculture and markets.

A10134 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10134
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. TAGUE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  instruction  in  food
   and agriculture
 
   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  804-e
 to read as follows:
   §  804-E.  AGRICULTURE CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. THE COMMISSIONER,
 IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS,  SHALL
 ESTABLISH  CURRICULUM  OR INSTRUCTION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS REGARDING THE
 PRACTICE OF FARMING AND AGRICULTURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HORTI-
 CULTURE, AGRICULTURAL LITERACY, FOOD PRODUCTION, FOOD MANUFACTURING, AND
 AGRIBUSINESS, AMONG OTHER TOPICS. IN DETERMINING  SUCH  CURRICULUM,  THE
 COMMISSIONER  SHALL  INCLUDE  A HANDS-ON INSTRUCTIONAL COMPONENT THAT IS
 AGE APPROPRIATE AND DEMONSTRATES THE MATERIAL VALUE OF NEW YORK'S  FARM-
 ING INDUSTRY.
   2.  SCHOOLS  MAY  INCLUDE  THE  ABOVE  MATERIALS AS A COMPONENT OF ITS
 SCIENCE CURRICULUM OR ANY OTHER WAY THE SCHOOL DEEMS APPROPRIATE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect the first of July next succeeding  the
 date  on  which  it  shall  have become a law, and shall apply to school
 years commencing on or after such date. Effective immediately, the addi-
 tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  necessary  for
 the  implementation  of this act on its effective date are authorized to
 be made and completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD15497-01-2