assembly Bill A8579

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits courses in critical race theory

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Dec 13, 2021 referred to education

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A8579 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

A8579 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits courses in critical race theory from being taught in schools.

A8579 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8579
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SALKA -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting courses in
   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 817 to
 read as follows:
   §  817.  COURSES  OF  STUDY  IN CRITICAL RACE THEORY. 1.   NO TEACHER,
 ADMINISTRATOR OR OTHER EMPLOYEE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL  OR
 CITY  SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL REQUIRE OR MAKE PART OF A COURSE THE FOLLOW-
 ING CONCEPTS:
   A. ONE RACE OR SEX IS INHERENTLY SUPERIOR TO ANOTHER RACE OR SEX;
   B. AN INDIVIDUAL, BY VIRTUE OF HIS OR HER RACE OR SEX,  IS  INHERENTLY
 RACIST, SEXIST OR OPPRESSIVE, WHETHER CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY;
   C.  AN  INDIVIDUAL  SHOULD BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR RECEIVE ADVERSE
 TREATMENT SOLELY OR PARTLY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER RACE OR SEX;
   D. MEMBERS OF ONE RACE OR SEX CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT  TO  TREAT
 OTHERS WITHOUT RESPECT TO RACE OR SEX;
   E. AN INDIVIDUAL'S MORAL CHARACTER IS NECESSARILY DETERMINED BY HIS OR
 HER RACE OR SEX;
   F. AN INDIVIDUAL, BY VIRTUE OF HIS OR HER RACE OR SEX, BEARS RESPONSI-
 BILITY  FOR  ACTIONS  COMMITTED IN THE PAST BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SAME
 RACE OR SEX;
   G. ANY INDIVIDUAL SHOULD FEEL DISCOMFORT, GUILT, ANGUISH OR ANY  OTHER
 FORM OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS ON ACCOUNT OF HIS OR HER RACE OR SEX; OR
   H.  MERITOCRACY  OR  TRAITS  SUCH  AS  A HARD WORK ETHIC ARE RACIST OR
 SEXIST OR WERE CREATED BY  MEMBERS  OF  A  PARTICULAR  RACE  TO  OPPRESS
 MEMBERS OF ANOTHER RACE.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER MAY ADOPT AND PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND
 TAKE  ANY ACTION AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
 SECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets