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A01037 Summary:

BILL NOA01037
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 802-b, Ed L
 
Requires the regents to prescribe courses of instruction in state and local government in elementary and middle schools in the state; boards of education and trustees of the several cities and school districts of the state shall require instruction to be given in such courses by the teachers; requires similar instruction in private schools.
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A01037 Actions:

BILL NOA01037
 
01/14/2019referred to education
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A01037 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1037
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the instruction of state and local government in elementary and middle schools in the state   PURPOSE: This bill requires elementary and middle schools to offer instruction in state and local government.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the education law by adding new section 802-b. Section two sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: New Yorkers often learn about their government through media coverage of misdeeds, but few have received a substantive education on how state and local governments operate. By integrating instruction on this topic into existing government curricula, our state has the opportunity to improve students' understanding of these issues and nurture and inspire New York's next generation of citizens and leaders.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017-18: A.1262 - Referred to Education 2015-16: A.345 - Referred to Education 2013-14: A.266 - Referred to Education 2011-12: A.1665 - Referred to Education   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect twelve months after it shall have become a law provided, however, that any rules or regulations necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date shall be promul- gated on or before such date.
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A01037 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1037
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the instruc-
          tion of state and local government in elementary and middle schools in
          the state
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 802-b
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 802-b. Courses of instruction in state and local government.  1. The
     4  regents shall prescribe  courses  of  instruction  in  state  and  local
     5  government  to  be  maintained and followed in all of the elementary and
     6  middle schools of the state. The boards of education and trustees of the
     7  several cities and school districts of the state shall require  instruc-
     8  tion  to  be  given  in  such  courses,  by the teachers employed in the
     9  schools therein. All pupils attending such schools,  in  elementary  and
    10  middle school grades, shall attend upon such instruction.
    11    2.  Similar  courses of instruction shall be prescribed and maintained
    12  in private schools in the state, and  all  pupils  in  such  schools  in
    13  grades or classes corresponding to the instruction in the elementary and
    14  middle school grades of the public schools shall attend upon such cours-
    15  es.  If  such courses are not so established and maintained in a private
    16  school, attendance upon instruction in such school shall not  be  deemed
    17  substantially  equivalent  to  instruction given to pupils in the public
    18  schools of the city or district in which such pupils reside.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect twenty-four months after it shall have
    20  become a law; provided, however, that any rules or regulations necessary
    21  for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date shall be
    22  promulgated on or before such date.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03481-01-9
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