Senate Bill S351

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Provides for inclusive instruction and instructional materials

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S351 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4375
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add & amd §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A10718
2021-2022: S1929, A808

2023-S351 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school districts and charter schools to include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions, and lifeways of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students.

2023-S351 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S351 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    351
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  JACKSON, HINCHEY, RAMOS -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
   tion
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to inclusive instruction
   and instructional materials; and providing for the repeal  of  certain
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   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. INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND
 CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON  THE  POLITICAL,  ECONOMIC,
 AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND LIFEWAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS-
 GENDER,  QUEER, INTERSEX, AND ASEXUAL PEOPLE, IN AN APPROPRIATE PLACE IN
 THE CURRICULUM OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
   2. SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL HAVE POLICIES AND PROCE-
 DURES IN PLACE PERTAINING TO THE SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO
 IMPLEMENT THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION.  WHEN
 ADOPTING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT,
 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS SHALL ADOPT INCLUSIVE INSTRUCTIONAL
 MATERIALS  THAT  PORTRAY  THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DIVERSITY OF SOCIETY
 INCLUDING THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS,  AND  LIFE-
 WAYS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, INTERSEX, AND ASEXU-
 AL PEOPLE, WHERE APPROPRIATE.
   3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A.  THE  TERM  "GAY"  MEANS  A MAN OR A MALE INDIVIDUAL WHOSE ENDURING
 PHYSICAL, ROMANTIC, OR EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION IS TO ANOTHER  MAN  OR  MALE
 INDIVIDUAL.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02355-01-3
 S. 351                              2
              

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Anonymous
8 months ago

This is inappropriate propaganda and grooming of children. Parents must have a say on this, option to opt out as this is not an education but use of taxpayers money and trust against their moral values.

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