assembly Bill A2508

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires hate crime awareness curriculum or instruction for school districts

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 19, 2021 referred to education

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A2508 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S125
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9532, S7199

A2508 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires hate crime awareness curriculum or instruction for school districts.

A2508 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2508
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  EICHENSTEIN -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  hate  crime
   awareness curriculum or instruction for school districts
 
   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.  HATE  CRIME  AWARENESS  CURRICULUM  OR  INSTRUCTION. 1. THE
 COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND  ANY
 OTHER  APPROPRIATE  AGENCY, SHALL ESTABLISH HATE CRIME AWARENESS CURRIC-
 ULUM OR INSTRUCTION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
 INSTRUCTION ON WHAT DISCRIMINATION AND RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE,  INCLUDING
 ANTI-SEMITISM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA,  MIGHT LOOK LIKE AS WELL AS THE POSITIVE
 ACTIONS  STUDENTS  CAN  TAKE  TO  PROMOTE ACCEPTANCE, INCLUSION, AND THE
 DIVERSITY OF THEIR COMMUNITIES.   THE  CONTENT  OF  SUCH  CURRICULUM  OR
 INSTRUCTION  MAY  BE  VARIED  TO  MEET  THE  NEEDS  OF PARTICULAR SCHOOL
 DISTRICTS, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED NOT BE UNIFORM  THROUGHOUT  THE
 STATE.    THE  CONTENT  OF  SUCH  CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION SHALL BE AGE
 APPROPRIATE AND SHALL BE DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND  ABILITIES
 OF  PUPILS AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SKILLS, INFOR-
 MATION, AND GUIDANCE TO AID IN HATE CRIME AWARENESS.
   2. SCHOOLS MAY INCLUDE THE CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION REQUIRED BY  THIS
 SECTION  AS A COMPONENT OF ITS SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM OR IN ANY OTHER
 MANNER THE SCHOOL DEEMS APPROPRIATE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
 the  date  upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,
 the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  neces-
 sary  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.
                                                            LBD00418-01-1