|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S1081
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1081 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1081 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1081 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a model environmental curriculum in all elementary and secondary schools PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will require the commissioner of education to develop a model climate change climate change curriculum. All public elementary and secondary schools will be required to incorporate the model climate change curriculum to be taught as part of science, social studies, history, and health classes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Requires the commissioner to create a model climate change curriculum that will include, but not my limited to, topics of air qual- ity, climate change, energy, environmental justice, sustainability,
S1081 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1081 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GOUNARDES, ADDABBO, KRUEGER, SALAZAR -- 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 establishing a model environmental curriculum in all elementary and secondary schools 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 817 to read as follows: § 817. MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH A MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. SUCH MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: A. AIR; B. CLIMATE CHANGE; C. ENERGY; D. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE; E. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY; F. FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES; G. FORESTRY; H. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT; I. OCEANS; J. POLLUTION PREVENTION; K. PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT; L. RESOURCE CONSERVATION, WASTE REDUCTION, AND RECYCLING; M. TOXICS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE; AND N. WATER. 2. THE MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM SHALL BE ALIGNED WITH OTHER COURSE SUBJECT STANDARDS OF INSTRUCTION AS SET FORTH BY THE DEPARTMENT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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