|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S654
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S654 (ACTIVE) - Details
S654 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S654 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring climate change education in public schools PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require climate change instruction within the current established science curriculum for grades one through twelve in all public schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One. The commissioner shall create and require climate change instruction within the current established science curriculum. Such instruction shall be taught in grades one through twelve in all public schools.
S654 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 654 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- 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 climate change education in public 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. CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CREATE AND REQUIRE CLIMATE CHANGE INSTRUCTION WITHIN THE CURRENT ESTABLISHED SCIENCE CURRICULUM. SUCH INSTRUCTION SHALL BE TAUGHT IN GRADES ONE THROUGH TWELVE IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 2. SCHOOLS SHALL BEGIN TEACHING SUCH CLIMATE CHANGE INSTRUCTION IN THE FIRST SCHOOL YEAR FOLLOWING CERTIFICATION BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH INSTRUCTION HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. 3. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHALL PROVIDE THE NEEDED FACILITIES, TIME AND PLACE FOR THE INSTRUCTION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AND SHALL PROVIDE LEARNING AIDS AND CURRICULUM RESOURCE MATERIALS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS AND LEARNING IN EDUCATION REGARDING CLIMATE CHANGE. § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, 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. LBD06150-01-1
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