senate Bill S126

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes an educational program related to the prevention of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia bias and discrimination based on religion, race, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression

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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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S126 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2511
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7198, A9599

S126 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an educational program related to the prevention of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia bias and discrimination based on religion, race, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

S126 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S126 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    126
 
                        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 establishing an educa-
   tional  program related to the prevention of anti-Semitism, Islamopho-
   bia bias and discrimination based on  religion,  race,  sexual  orien-
   tation or gender identity or expression
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 59 to read as follows:
   59. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,  AND
 SUBJECT  TO  AN  APPROPRIATION,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL CONTRACT WITH AN
 OUTSIDE ENTITY WHO HAS EXPERTISE IN  THE  PREVENTION  OF  ANTI-SEMITISM,
 ISLAMOPHOBIA  BIAS  AND  DISCRIMINATION  BASED ON RELIGION, RACE, SEXUAL
 ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION TO ESTABLISH AN  ANTI-SEMI-
 TISM,  ISLAMOPHOBIA  BIAS  AND  DISCRIMINATION  PREVENTION AND EDUCATION
 PROGRAM OVERSEEN BY SUCH DEPARTMENT. THE COMMISSIONER  SHALL  WORK  WITH
 SUCH  OUTSIDE  ENTITY,  TO  ESTABLISH AND DEVELOP AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
 WITHIN SUCH DEPARTMENT  RELATED  TO  THE  PREVENTION  OF  ANTI-SEMITISM,
 ISLAMOPHOBIA  BIAS  AND  DISCRIMINATION  BASED ON RELIGION, RACE, SEXUAL
 ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY  OR  EXPRESSION  IN  GRADES  KINDERGARTEN
 THROUGH  TWELVE.  SUCH  PROGRAM SHALL BE FURTHER DEFINED BY SUCH COMMIS-
 SIONER IN REGULATION AND SHALL BE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE STUDENTS,  PARENTS
 AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL ABOUT THE PREVENTION OF ANTI-SEMITISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA
 BIAS  AND  DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RELIGION, RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR
 GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION.  SUCH COMMISSIONER, IN COLLABORATION WITH
 ANY OTHER STAKEHOLDER GROUPS DEEMED APPROPRIATE  BY  SUCH  COMMISSIONER,
 SHALL DEVELOP:
   A.  THE ANTI-SEMITISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION PREVENTION
 AND EDUCATION PROGRAM PREPARED BY AN OUTSIDE  EXPERT  ORGANIZATION  INTO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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