assembly Bill A617A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a climate change education grant program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 18, 2021 print number 617a
Feb 18, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

A617 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4683
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1884, Pub Auth L; amd §305, Ed L; add §630-i, Tax L; add §99-ii, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9831, S6837

A617 - Summary

Establishes a climate change education grant program to award grants to eligible applicants to support climate change education grant programs for young people or to provide optional teacher training or professional development programs relevant to the advance of climate change literacy in young people; establishes the New York state climate change education fund.

A617 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    617
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and  the  education  law,  in
   relation to establishing a climate change education grant program

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "New York climate change education act".
   §  2.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
 1884 to read as follows:
   § 1884. CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM. 1.  DEFINITIONS.    AS
 USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
 INGS:
   (A) "ELIGIBLE APPLICANT" SHALL MEAN (I) A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, (II)
 A  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, (III) A COMMUNITY BASED
 ORGANIZATION WHICH MAY BE A FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION OR ENTITY OR NOT-FOR-
 PROFIT CORPORATION OR ORGANIZATION, OR (IV) A CONSORTIUM OR  PARTNERSHIP
 FORMED  BY  A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL
 SERVICES AND ONE OR MORE COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS  WHICH  QUALIFIES
 FOR THE AWARD OF A CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT BY THE AUTHORITY UNDER
 THIS SECTION.
   (B) "GRANT PROGRAM PLAN" SHALL MEAN THE PLAN SUBMITTED TO THE AUTHORI-
 TY  BY  AN  ELIGIBLE  APPLICANT  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  FOUR OF THIS
 SECTION.
   (C) "CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN  A  COMPREHEN-
 SIVE CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY AN ELIGIBLE APPLICANT
 PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
   2.  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM; GENERAL
 COMPONENTS. (A) THERE IS  HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN  THE  AUTHORITY  A
 CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A617A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4683
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1884, Pub Auth L; amd §305, Ed L; add §630-i, Tax L; add §99-ii, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9831, S6837

A617A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a climate change education grant program to award grants to eligible applicants to support climate change education grant programs for young people or to provide optional teacher training or professional development programs relevant to the advance of climate change literacy in young people; establishes the New York state climate change education fund.

A617A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  617--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the public authorities law and the education law, in
   relation to establishing a climate change education grant program; and
   to amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to  estab-
   lishing the New York state climate change education fund
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "New York climate change education act".
   §  2.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
 1884 to read as follows:
   § 1884. CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM. 1.  DEFINITIONS.    AS
 USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
 INGS:
   (A) "ELIGIBLE APPLICANT" SHALL MEAN (I) A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, (II)
 A  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, (III) A COMMUNITY BASED
 ORGANIZATION WHICH MAY BE A FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION OR ENTITY OR NOT-FOR-
 PROFIT CORPORATION OR ORGANIZATION, OR (IV) A CONSORTIUM OR  PARTNERSHIP
 FORMED  BY  A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL
 SERVICES AND ONE OR MORE COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS  WHICH  QUALIFIES
 FOR THE AWARD OF A CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT BY THE AUTHORITY UNDER
 THIS SECTION.
   (B) "GRANT PROGRAM PLAN" SHALL MEAN THE PLAN SUBMITTED TO THE AUTHORI-
 TY  BY  AN  ELIGIBLE  APPLICANT  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  FOUR OF THIS
 SECTION.
   (C) "CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN  A  COMPREHEN-
 SIVE CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY AN ELIGIBLE APPLICANT
 PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets