Senate Bill S5963A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner to establish Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander history and civic impact curriculum or instructions for school districts

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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-S5963 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6579
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S6359, A7260

2023-S5963 - Summary

Requires the commissioner to establish Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander history and civic impact curriculum or instructions for school districts.

2023-S5963 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5963 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5963
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  LIU,  CHU,  COONEY,  THOMAS, GOUNARDES, KAVANAGH,
   STAVISKY, COMRIE, HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- 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  public
   elementary  schools  and  high schools to provide instruction in Asian
   American history and civic impact
 
   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 801-b
 to read as follows:
   § 801-B. CURRICULAR MATERIALS OF STUDY IN ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWA-
 IIAN, AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HISTORY AND CIVIC IMPACT.  1.  THE  BOARD  OF
 REGENTS  IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO IDENTIFY AND INTEGRATE CURRICULAR
 MATERIAL THAT REFLECTS ASIAN  AMERICAN,  NATIVE  HAWAIIAN,  AND  PACIFIC
 ISLANDER  HISTORY.  SUCH  MATERIAL  OF  STUDY  SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL
 STUDENTS IN EACH GRADE OF EVERY PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, PUBLIC  MIDDLE
 SCHOOL  AND  PUBLIC  HIGH  SCHOOL  AND SHOULD BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE
 HISTORY OR SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM OF SUCH SCHOOLS. INSTRUCTION  SHALL
 BE  PROVIDED  BY  THE  TEACHERS  EMPLOYED  IN  THE SCHOOLS THEREIN. SUCH
 INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO,  INSTRUCTION  IN
 THE FOLLOWING:
   A.  THE  HISTORY OF DIASPORA OF ASIAN AMERICANS, NATIVE HAWAIIANS, AND
 PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN NEW YORK AND THE NORTHEAST;
   B. THE MOVEMENTS AND POLICIES THAT IMPACTED THE ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE
 HAWAIIAN, AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES;
   C. THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY THE ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN,  AND
 PACIFIC  ISLANDER  COMMUNITIES  IN  GOVERNMENT,  THE  ARTS,  HUMANITIES,
 SCIENCE AND THE ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT  OF
 THE UNITED STATES;
   D.  THE  STRUCTURES  AND HISTORICAL EVENTS THAT HAVE LIMITED OR HARMED
 THE ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER AND OTHER  HISTOR-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06038-02-3
              

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2023-S5963A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6579
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S6359, A7260

2023-S5963A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner to establish Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander history and civic impact curriculum or instructions for school districts.

2023-S5963A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5963A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5963--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  LIU,  CHU,  COONEY,  THOMAS, GOUNARDES, KAVANAGH,
   STAVISKY, ADDABBO, BAILEY, CLEARE, COMRIE, FELDER, GIANARIS, GONZALEZ,
   HOYLMAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, KENNEDY, RAMOS, RIVERA,  SALAZAR,  SANDERS  --
   read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
   the Committee on Education  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to requiring public
   elementary schools and high schools to provide  instruction  in  Asian
   American history and civic impact
 
   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  801-b
 to read as follows:
   § 801-B.  ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN, AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HISTO-
 RY AND CIVIC IMPACT CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
 ESTABLISH    ASIAN AMERICAN,   NATIVE   HAWAIIAN,  AND  PACIFIC ISLANDER
 HISTORY AND CIVIC IMPACT CURRICULUM OR INSTRUCTION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 THE CONTENTS SHALL BE AGE APPROPRIATE AND SHALL BE  DEVELOPED  ACCORDING
 TO  THE  NEEDS  AND  ABILITIES OF STUDENTS AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS TO
 PROVIDE ROBUST ASIAN AMERICAN,  NATIVE  HAWAIIAN,  AND  PACIFIC ISLANDER
 HISTORY AND CIVIC IMPACT INSTRUCTION. THE CONTENTS  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT
 SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, INSTRUCTION IN THE FOLLOWING:
   A.  THE  HISTORY OF DIASPORA OF ASIAN AMERICANS, NATIVE HAWAIIANS, AND
 PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN NEW YORK AND THE NORTHEAST;
   B. THE MOVEMENTS AND POLICIES THAT IMPACTED THE ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE
 HAWAIIAN, AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES;
   C. THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY THE ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN,  AND
 PACIFIC  ISLANDER  COMMUNITIES  IN  GOVERNMENT,  THE  ARTS,  HUMANITIES,
 SCIENCE AND THE ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT  OF
 THE UNITED STATES;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06038-03-3
 S. 5963--A                          2
              

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