assembly Bill A817

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires LGBT awareness curriculum or instruction

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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A817 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1729
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8676
2019-2020: A4744, S1478

A817 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires LGBT awareness curriculum or instruction.

A817 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    817
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. SEAWRIGHT, REYES, BRONSON, LAVINE, QUART, GOTT-
   FRIED, CRUZ, OTIS, DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring LGBT  aware-
   ness curriculum or instruction

   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. LGBT AWARENESS CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. THE COMMISSION-
 ER, IN CONSULTATION WITH ANY APPROPRIATE AGENCY, SHALL ESTABLISH CURRIC-
 ULUM OR INSTRUCTION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE HISTORICAL TREATMENT  OF
 LESBIAN,  GAY,  BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING INDIVID-
 UALS. THE CONTENTS MAY BE VARIED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PARTICULAR  SCHOOL
 DISTRICTS,  OR  PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE
 STATE. THE CONTENT SHALL BE  AGE  APPROPRIATE  AND  SHALL  BE  DEVELOPED
 ACCORDING  TO  THE  NEEDS  AND  ABILITIES  OF PUPILS AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE
 LEVELS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION, SKILLS, AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE
 HISTORICAL TREATMENT OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER  AND  GENDER
 NON-CONFORMING INDIVIDUALS.
   2.  SCHOOLS  MAY  INCLUDE  THE  ABOVE  MATERIALS AS A COMPONENT OF ITS
 SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM OR ANY OTHER WAY THE SCHOOL DEEMS APPROPRIATE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022 and shall apply to school
 years commencing on or after such date. Effective immediately, the addi-
 tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  necessary  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.
                                                            LBD05311-01-1