assembly Bill A5880

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires instruction regarding symbols of hate to be incorporated into the curricula for grades six through twelve

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Mar 01, 2021 referred to education

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A5880 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8545

A5880 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires instruction regarding symbols of hate, including the swastika and the noose, to be incorporated into the curricula for grades six through twelve.

A5880 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5880
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. LAVINE, GLICK, GALEF, D. ROSENTHAL, GRIFFIN --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  instruction
   regarding symbols of hate
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  the
 recent spike in hate crimes across our state and nation as a whole to be
 highly  disturbing and a societal epidemic in need of remedy. As many of
 our youth are not aware of the hateful connotations behind swastikas and
 nooses, it is necessary for the legislature to mandate compulsory educa-
 tion in all schools across our great state in regard to the meanings  of
 these two symbols of hate. Requiring students be educated in the signif-
 icance  of these displays of bigotry will go a long way toward fostering
 a more inclusive and tolerant society for all.
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  801-b  to
 read as follows:
   §  801-B.  INSTRUCTION  REGARDING  SYMBOLS  OF HATE. THE REGENTS SHALL
 ENSURE THAT THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION  FOR  GRADES  SIX  THROUGH  TWELVE
 INCLUDES  A  COMPONENT  ON  THE MEANING OF THE SWASTIKA AS THE EMBLEM OF
 NAZI GERMANY, AS WELL AS THE NOOSE AS A  SYMBOL  OF  RACISM  AND  INTIM-
 IDATION.  THE REGENTS SHALL DETERMINE HOW TO INCORPORATE SUCH COMPONENTS
 INTO EXISTING CURRICULA, AND THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE ANY REGU-
 LATIONS NEEDED TO CARRY OUT SUCH DETERMINATION OF THE REGENTS.
   § 3. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
 succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01151-01-1