|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to education|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S596
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S596 (ACTIVE) - Details
S596 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S596 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the commis- sioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to the adoption of instruction in climate science in senior high schools PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to ensure that New York's high school students learn the science behind climate change including the green- house gas cycle and the state's new commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 305 of the Education Law by adding a new subdi- vision 59 requiring the Commissioner of Education to make recommenda-
S596 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 596 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- 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 the commis- sioner of education to make recommendations to the board of regents relating to the adoption of instruction in climate science in senior high schools 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. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF INSTRUCTION IN CLIMATE SCIENCE IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. B. SUCH INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (I) INSTRUCTION ON THE EFFECT AND IMPACT OF GREENHOUSE GASSES ON OUR CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT AND PLANET; (II) THE USE OF THE MOST RECENT SOURCE MATERIALS, TEXT BOOKS AND METH- ODOLOGIES FOR TEACHING CLIMATE SCIENCE; (III) INSTRUCTION ON THE LIMITATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND TARGETS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SET FORTH IN CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED SIX OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN; AND (IV) ANY OTHER INSTRUCTION OR METHODS OF INSTRUCTION RELATING TO THE STUDY OF CLIMATE SCIENCE THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY. C. PRIOR TO MAKING THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL: (I) SEEK THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF TEACHERS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHER EDUCATORS AND OTHERS WITH EDUCATIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE PROPOSED CURRICULUM; (II) SEEK COMMENT FROM PARENTS, STUDENTS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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