senate Bill S2727

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires instruction regarding symbols of hate to be incorporated into the curricula for grades six through twelve

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 25, 2021 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 22, 2021 referred to education

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S2727 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5880
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6648, A8545

S2727 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires instruction regarding symbols of hate, including the swastika and the noose, to be incorporated into the curricula for grades six through twelve.

S2727 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2727 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2727
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by  Sens.  KAMINSKY,  ADDABBO,  BIAGGI,  BROOKS,  GAUGHRAN,
   GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  KAPLAN,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MAYER,  MYRIE,
   PERSAUD,  SALAZAR,  SANDERS, SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- 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 instruction
   regarding symbols of hate
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds the
 recent spike in hate crimes across our state and nation as a whole to be
 highly disturbing and a societal epidemic in need of remedy. As many  of
 our youth are not aware of the hateful connotations behind swastikas and
 nooses, it is necessary for the legislature to mandate compulsory educa-
 tion  in all schools across our great state in regard to the meanings of
 these two symbols of hate. Requiring students be educated in the signif-
 icance of these displays of bigotry will go a long way toward  fostering
 a more inclusive and tolerant society for all.
   §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 801-b to
 read as follows:
   § 801-B. INSTRUCTION REGARDING SYMBOLS  OF  HATE.  THE  REGENTS  SHALL
 ENSURE  THAT  THE  COURSE  OF  INSTRUCTION FOR GRADES SIX THROUGH TWELVE
 INCLUDES A COMPONENT ON THE MEANING OF THE SWASTIKA  AS  THE  EMBLEM  OF
 NAZI  GERMANY,  AS  WELL  AS  THE NOOSE AS A SYMBOL OF RACISM AND INTIM-
 IDATION. THE REGENTS SHALL DETERMINE HOW TO INCORPORATE SUCH  COMPONENTS
 INTO EXISTING CURRICULA, AND THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE ANY REGU-
 LATIONS NEEDED TO CARRY OUT SUCH DETERMINATION OF THE REGENTS.
   §  3.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
 succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01151-01-1

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