Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to education
|Feb 05, 2021
referred to education
Senate Bill S4525
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S4525 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S4525 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4525 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to adding arts and music education into the curriculum for public school students PURPOSE: Ensure arts and music education are incorporated into the public school curriculum for all students. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 sets for the legislative intent that discusses the importance of arts and music education. Section 2 amends sub paragraphs 1 and 2 of subdivision 3 of § 3204 of the Education Law to include arts and music education as a required course of study in 1st through 8th grade as well into high school.
2021-S4525 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4525 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 5, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- 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 adding arts and music education into the curriculum for public school students THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that arts and music education exposure has developmental benefits to children and adolescents, and is an essential component to providing a well-rounded education to all of the state of New York's public school students. Past studies have shown that arts and music education has a significant posi- tive impact on all students, including traditionally underserved students. It is the legislature's intent to ensure that arts and music education shall be incorporated into the public school curriculum. § 2. Subparagraphs 1 and 2 of paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 3204 of the education law, subparagraph 1 as amended by chapter 14 of the laws of 1958 and subparagraph 2 as amended by chapter 124 of the laws of 1951, are amended to read as follows: (1) The course of study for the first eight years of full time public day schools shall provide for instruction in at least the [twelve] THIR- TEEN common school branches of arithmetic, reading, spelling, writing, the English language, geography, United States history, civics, hygiene, ARTS AND MUSIC, physical training, the history of New York state and science. (2) The courses of study and of specialized training beyond the first eight years of full time public day schools shall provide for instruc- tion in at least the English language and its use, in civics, hygiene, physical training, ARTS AND MUSIC, and American history including the principles of government proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and established by the constitution of the United States. § 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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