assembly Bill A2511

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes an educational program related to the prevention of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia bias and discrimination based on religion, race, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 19, 2021 referred to education

A2511 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S126
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9599, S7198

A2511 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an educational program related to the prevention of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia bias and discrimination based on religion, race, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

A2511 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2511
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. STERN -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing an educa-
   tional program related to the prevention of anti-Semitism,  Islamopho-
   bia  bias  and  discrimination  based on religion, race, sexual orien-
   tation or gender identity or expression

   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.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, AND
 SUBJECT TO AN APPROPRIATION,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  CONTRACT  WITH  AN
 OUTSIDE  ENTITY  WHO  HAS  EXPERTISE IN THE PREVENTION OF ANTI-SEMITISM,
 ISLAMOPHOBIA BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION BASED  ON  RELIGION,  RACE,  SEXUAL
 ORIENTATION  OR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION TO ESTABLISH AN ANTI-SEMI-
 TISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA BIAS  AND  DISCRIMINATION  PREVENTION  AND  EDUCATION
 PROGRAM  OVERSEEN  BY  SUCH DEPARTMENT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL WORK WITH
 SUCH OUTSIDE ENTITY, TO ESTABLISH AND  DEVELOP  AN  EDUCATIONAL  PROGRAM
 WITHIN  SUCH  DEPARTMENT  RELATED  TO  THE  PREVENTION OF ANTI-SEMITISM,
 ISLAMOPHOBIA BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION BASED  ON  RELIGION,  RACE,  SEXUAL
 ORIENTATION  OR  GENDER  IDENTITY  OR  EXPRESSION IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN
 THROUGH TWELVE. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE FURTHER DEFINED  BY  SUCH  COMMIS-
 SIONER  IN REGULATION AND SHALL BE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE STUDENTS, PARENTS
 AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL ABOUT THE PREVENTION OF ANTI-SEMITISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA
 BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RELIGION, RACE, SEXUAL  ORIENTATION  OR
 GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION.  SUCH COMMISSIONER, IN COLLABORATION WITH
 ANY  OTHER  STAKEHOLDER  GROUPS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY SUCH COMMISSIONER,
 SHALL DEVELOP:
   A. THE ANTI-SEMITISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION  PREVENTION
 AND  EDUCATION  PROGRAM  PREPARED BY AN OUTSIDE EXPERT ORGANIZATION INTO
 AGE-APPROPRIATE MODEL CURRICULUM RESOURCES,  INCLUDING  EXEMPLAR  LESSON
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.