senate Bill S1081

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a model environmental curriculum in all public elementary and secondary schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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S1081 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2325
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7341, A9886

S1081 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a model environmental curriculum in all public elementary and secondary schools which shall include various principles and concepts including environmental justice.

S1081 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1081 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1081
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. GOUNARDES, ADDABBO, KRUEGER, SALAZAR -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing  a  model
   environmental curriculum in all elementary and secondary schools

   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. MODEL  ENVIRONMENTAL  CURRICULUM.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
 PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  TO  ESTABLISH A MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL
 CURRICULUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC  ELEMENTARY  AND
 SECONDARY  SCHOOLS.  SUCH  MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM SHALL INCLUDE,
 BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,  THE  PRINCIPLES  AND  CONCEPTS  RELATED  TO  THE
 FOLLOWING TOPICS:
   A. AIR;
   B. CLIMATE CHANGE;
   C. ENERGY;
   D. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE;
   E. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY;
   F. FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES;
   G. FORESTRY;
   H. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT;
   I. OCEANS;
   J. POLLUTION PREVENTION;
   K. PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT;
   L. RESOURCE CONSERVATION, WASTE REDUCTION, AND RECYCLING;
   M. TOXICS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE; AND
   N. WATER.
   2.  THE  MODEL  ENVIRONMENTAL  CURRICULUM  SHALL BE ALIGNED WITH OTHER
 COURSE SUBJECT STANDARDS OF INSTRUCTION AS SET FORTH BY  THE  DEPARTMENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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