|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 28, 2021||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S3299
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3299 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3299 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3299 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act establishing the New York state environmental sustainability education act PURPOSE: This bill establishes the New York state environmental sustainability education act which instructs the Department of Education, in conjunc- tion with the Department of Environmental Conservation, to establish a model program to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive environmental sustainability education program to be made available to public schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one states that this act shall be known as the "New York State Environmental Sustainability Education Act."
S3299 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3299 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 future. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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