assembly Bill A3723

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to making certain provisions applicable to public schools relating to instruction in civility, citizenship and character education

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 28, 2021 referred to education

A3723 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4392
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §801-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5834
2013-2014: A8019, S894
2015-2016: A1225, S1409
2017-2018: A3970, S3078
2019-2020: A2457, S4376

A3723 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes certain provisions applicable to public schools relating to instruction in civility, citizenship and character education.

A3723 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   3723
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend  the  education  law,  in  relation  to  making  certain
   provisions  applicable  to  public  schools relating to instruction in
   civility, citizenship and character education

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 801-a of the education law, as amended by chapter
 102 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
   § 801-a. Instruction in civility, citizenship and character education.
 The regents shall ensure  that  the  course  of  instruction  in  grades
 kindergarten  through  twelve includes a component on civility, citizen-
 ship and character education. Such component shall instruct students  on
 the  principles  of honesty, tolerance, personal responsibility, respect
 for others, with an emphasis on discouraging acts of harassment,  bully-
 ing, discrimination, observance of laws and rules, courtesy, dignity and
 other traits which will enhance the quality of their experiences in, and
 contributions  to,  the community. Such component shall include instruc-
 tion of safe, responsible use of the internet  and  electronic  communi-
 cations.  The  regents shall determine how to incorporate such component
 in existing curricula and the commissioner shall  promulgate  any  regu-
 lations  needed  to carry out such determination of the regents. For the
 purposes of this section FOR COURSES OF INSTRUCTION IN  PUBLIC  SCHOOLS,
 "tolerance,"  "respect for others" and "dignity" shall include awareness
 and sensitivity to harassment, bullying, discrimination and civility  in
 the  relations  of people of different races, weights, national origins,
 ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abili-
 ties, sexual orientations, genders, and sexes.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06537-01-1