senate Bill S125

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires hate crime awareness curriculum or instruction for school districts

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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

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S125 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2508
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7199, A9532

S125 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires hate crime awareness curriculum or instruction for school districts.

S125 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S125 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    125
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KAPLAN, GOUNARDES -- 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 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

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