assembly Bill A808B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to inclusive instruction and instructional materials

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Apr 27, 2021 print number 808b
Apr 27, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Apr 12, 2021 print number 808a
Apr 12, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

A808 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1929
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add & amd §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10718

A808 - Summary

Requires school districts and charter schools to include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions, and lifeways of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students.

A808 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    808
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL, SEAWRIGHT -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Education
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to inclusive instruction
   and instructional materials; and providing for the repeal  of  certain
   provisions upon expiration thereof

   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. INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND
 CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON  THE  POLITICAL,  ECONOMIC,
 AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIFEWAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS-
 GENDER,  AND  QUEER PEOPLE, IN AN APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE CURRICULUM OF
 MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
   2. SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL HAVE POLICIES AND PROCE-
 DURES IN PLACE PERTAINING TO THE SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO
 IMPLEMENT THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION.  WHEN
 ADOPTING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT,
 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL ADOPT INCLUSIVE INSTRUCTIONAL
 MATERIALS  THAT  PORTRAY  THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DIVERSITY OF SOCIETY
 INCLUDING THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS,  AND  LIFE-
 WAYS  OF  LESBIAN,  GAY,  BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER PEOPLE, WHERE
 APPROPRIATE.
   3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A. THE TERM "GAY" MEANS A MAN OR  A  MALE  INDIVIDUAL  WHOSE  ENDURING
 PHYSICAL,  ROMANTIC,  OR  EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION IS TO ANOTHER MAN OR MALE
 INDIVIDUAL.
   B. THE TERM "LESBIAN" MEANS A WOMAN OR FEMALE INDIVIDUAL WHOSE  ENDUR-
 ING  PHYSICAL,  ROMANTIC, OR EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION IS TO ANOTHER WOMAN OR
 FEMALE INDIVIDUAL.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

A808A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1929
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add & amd §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10718

A808A - Summary

Requires school districts and charter schools to include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions, and lifeways of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students.

A808A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  808--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL, SEAWRIGHT -- read once and referred to
   the  Committee  on  Education  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to inclusive  instruction
   and  instructional  materials; and providing for the repeal of certain
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   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. INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. SCHOOL DISTRICTS  AND
 CHARTER  SCHOOLS  SHALL  INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC,
 AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIFEWAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS-
 GENDER, QUEER, AND INTERSEX PEOPLE,  IN  AN  APPROPRIATE  PLACE  IN  THE
 CURRICULUM OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
   2. SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL HAVE POLICIES AND PROCE-
 DURES IN PLACE PERTAINING TO THE SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO
 IMPLEMENT  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE OF THIS SECTION. WHEN
 ADOPTING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT,
 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL ADOPT INCLUSIVE INSTRUCTIONAL
 MATERIALS THAT PORTRAY THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC  DIVERSITY  OF  SOCIETY
 INCLUDING  THE  POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIFE-
 WAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND INTERSEX PEOPLE,
 WHERE APPROPRIATE.
   3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A. THE TERM "GAY" MEANS A MAN OR  A  MALE  INDIVIDUAL  WHOSE  ENDURING
 PHYSICAL,  ROMANTIC,  OR  EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION IS TO ANOTHER MAN OR MALE
 INDIVIDUAL.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02376-04-1

Co-Sponsors

A808B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1929
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add & amd §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10718

A808B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school districts and charter schools to include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions, and lifeways of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students.

A808B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  808--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL, SEAWRIGHT -- read once and referred to
   the  Committee  on  Education  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to inclusive  instruction
   and  instructional  materials; and providing for the repeal of certain
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   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. INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. SCHOOL DISTRICTS  AND
 CHARTER  SCHOOLS  SHALL  INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC,
 AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIFEWAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS-
 GENDER, QUEER, INTERSEX, AND ASEXUAL PEOPLE, IN AN APPROPRIATE PLACE  IN
 THE CURRICULUM OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
   2. SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL HAVE POLICIES AND PROCE-
 DURES IN PLACE PERTAINING TO THE SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO
 IMPLEMENT  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE OF THIS SECTION. WHEN
 ADOPTING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT,
 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL ADOPT INCLUSIVE INSTRUCTIONAL
 MATERIALS THAT PORTRAY THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC  DIVERSITY  OF  SOCIETY
 INCLUDING  THE  POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIFE-
 WAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, INTERSEX, AND ASEXU-
 AL PEOPLE, WHERE APPROPRIATE.
   3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A. THE TERM "GAY" MEANS A MAN OR  A  MALE  INDIVIDUAL  WHOSE  ENDURING
 PHYSICAL,  ROMANTIC,  OR  EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION IS TO ANOTHER MAN OR MALE
 INDIVIDUAL.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets