assembly Bill A4734

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requirements for a course of instruction relating to the Holocaust and genocide

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Feb 08, 2021 referred to education

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A4734 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801, add §801-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9710

A4734 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides specific requirements for a course of instruction relating to the Holocaust and genocide.

A4734 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4734
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 8, 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  requirements  for  a
   course of instruction relating to the Holocaust and genocide
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 801 of the  education  law,
 as  amended  by  section 27 of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2020,
 are amended to read as follows:
   1. In order to promote a spirit of patriotic  and  civic  service  and
 obligation  and  to foster in the children of the state moral and intel-
 lectual qualities which are essential in preparing  to  meet  the  obli-
 gations of citizenship in peace or in war, the regents of The University
 of  the  State  of  New  York  shall prescribe courses of instruction in
 patriotism, citizenship, civic education and values, our shared  history
 of diversity, the role of religious tolerance in this country, and human
 rights  issues, with particular attention to the study of the inhumanity
 of genocide, slavery (including the freedom trail and underground  rail-
 road),  the  Holocaust,  and the mass starvation in Ireland from 1845 to
 1850, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED ONE-B OF THIS ARTICLE, to
 be maintained and followed in all the schools of the state.  The  boards
 of  education and trustees of the several cities and school districts of
 the state shall require instruction to be given in such courses, by  the
 teachers  employed  in  the  schools  therein. All pupils attending such
 schools, over the age of eight years, shall attend  upon  such  instruc-
 tion.
   Similar  courses  of instruction shall be prescribed and maintained in
 private schools in the state, and all pupils in such schools over  eight
 years  of age shall attend upon such courses. If such courses are not so
 established and maintained in a private school, attendance upon instruc-
 tion in such school shall not  be  deemed  substantially  equivalent  to
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.