senate Bill S1729

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires LGBT awareness curriculum or instruction

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 14, 2021 referred to education

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S1729 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A817
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8676
2019-2020: S1478, A4744

S1729 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires LGBT awareness curriculum or instruction.

S1729 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1729 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1729
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, KAPLAN, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
   tion
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring LGBT aware-
   ness curriculum or instruction
 
   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 804-e
 to read as follows:
   § 804-E. LGBT AWARENESS CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. THE  COMMISSION-
 ER, IN CONSULTATION WITH ANY APPROPRIATE AGENCY, SHALL ESTABLISH CURRIC-
 ULUM  OR INSTRUCTION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE HISTORICAL TREATMENT OF
 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND GENDER  NON-CONFORMING  INDIVID-
 UALS.  THE CONTENTS MAY BE VARIED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PARTICULAR SCHOOL
 DISTRICTS, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED NOT BE UNIFORM  THROUGHOUT  THE
 STATE.  THE  CONTENT  SHALL  BE  AGE  APPROPRIATE AND SHALL BE DEVELOPED
 ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND  ABILITIES  OF  PUPILS  AT  SUCCESSIVE  GRADE
 LEVELS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION, SKILLS, AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE
 HISTORICAL  TREATMENT  OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND GENDER
 NON-CONFORMING INDIVIDUALS.
   2. SCHOOLS MAY INCLUDE THE ABOVE  MATERIALS  AS  A  COMPONENT  OF  ITS
 SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM OR ANY OTHER WAY THE SCHOOL DEEMS APPROPRIATE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022 and shall apply to school
 years commencing on or after such date. Effective immediately, the addi-
 tion,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for
 the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized  to
 be made and completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05311-01-1

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