senate Bill S3299

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the environmental sustainability education act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 28, 2021 referred to environmental conservation


S3299 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4561
2011-2012: S1571
2013-2014: S1351
2015-2016: S1437
2017-2018: S3258
2019-2020: S3586

S3299 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of education to establish an education for environmental sustainability program to teach children the importance of conserving and protecting our environment.

S3299 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3299 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 28, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  ADDABBO, BAILEY, BIAGGI, KENNEDY -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Environmental Conservation
 AN  ACT  establishing  the  New  York state environmental sustainability
   education act

   Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
 State Environmental Sustainability Education Act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds and declares that:
   1. In recognition of  the  United  Nations  Decade  of  Education  for
 Sustainable  Development  (2005-2014),  as  declared at the Johannesburg
 Summit of 2002, New York state deems it imperative to develop and imple-
 ment an educational program geared towards  improving  the  capacity  of
 people to address environmental issues in the 21st century.
   2. Our ability to fulfill our responsibility to equip New York's citi-
 zens with the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to
 create  a  sustainable future and enhance our quality of life have never
 been more critical.
   3. More than any other time in recent  history,  New  York's  citizens
 have  the capacity to dramatically affect their natural environment, and
 mitigate and possibly reverse  our  society's  negative  impact  on  our
 natural surroundings.
   4.  New  technologies  and research have availed unparalleled opportu-
 nities for us to develop and protect resources in a manner that  enables
 people  to  meet  current needs, while also providing that future gener-
 ations can meet future needs.
   5. To successfully confront these environmental concerns and sensitiv-
 ities, we must put forth a vision of education  that  seeks  to  empower
 people  of  all ages to assume responsibility for creating a sustainable

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


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