assembly Bill A8253

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits instruction on critical race theory within the state

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Aug 25, 2021 referred to education

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A8253 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L

A8253 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits instruction on critical race theory within the state.

A8253 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8253
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SCHMITT, FITZPATRICK, LEMONDES, ANGELINO, BLANK-
   ENBUSH,  McDONOUGH,  MANKTELOW,  BYRNE,  GALLAHAN  --  read  once  and
   referred to the Committee on Education
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting instruc-
   tion on critical race theory

   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 801-b
 to read as follows:
   §  801-B.  CRITICAL  RACE  THEORY PROHIBITED.   THE REGENTS AND SCHOOL
 DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL NOT: (1) ESTABLISH OR PERMIT  A
 COURSE OR CURRICULUM THAT TEACHES INDIVIDUALS TO BEAR COLLECTIVE RESPON-
 SIBILITY  FOR  ANY  ACTIONS COMMITTED PREVIOUSLY BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE
 SAME RACE; (2) REQUIRE STUDENTS TO TAKE PART IN A  COURSE  THAT  TEACHES
 INDIVIDUALS  TO  FEEL  DISCOMFORT,  GUILT,  ANGUISH OR ANY OTHER FORM OF
 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS DUE TO THE INDIVIDUAL'S  RACE  OR  RELIGION;  (3)
 REQUIRE  STUDENTS  TO  TAKE PART IN A COURSE THAT TEACHES INDIVIDUALS TO
 DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OR RECEIVE DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT BASED  SOLELY  OR
 PARTIALLY  ON  THE INDIVIDUAL'S RACE; OR (4) REQUIRE STUDENTS OR FACULTY
 TO LEARN OR STUDY THE 1619 PROJECT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11897-02-1