A00104 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
COSPNSRPaulin, Simone
Amd §809, Ed L
Relates to prohibiting school districts, school principals, administrators, or teachers from requiring, permitting, or conducting a lesson or experimental study using an animal in a hatching project.
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A00104 Actions:

01/04/2023referred to education
01/03/2024referred to education
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A00104 Committee Votes:

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A00104 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00104 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to animal hatching projects   PURPOSE: This bill will prohibit incubation projects or activities in New York State schools.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision 5 of section 809 of the education law by adding a new paragraph c. Section two sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Many primary school teachers use chick-hatching projects as a way to teach their students about life cycles in the classroom. However, schools do not have the proper resources to care for baby chicks during or after the incubation phase. During the incubation process, eggs may hatch on weekends when teachers and administrators are not in school, effectively allowing a baby chick to go unfed for a period of days once it is born. Heat lamps may also be turned off over the weekend, which can cause chicks to die in their shells or become immobile. In other instances, baby chicks die when eggs in the incubator are constantly handled. Schools rarely make accommodations to care for the surviving baby chicks, many of which are born sick, once the on-hands experiment is complete. Baby chicks are left in cardboard boxes without food or water, they are given to overburdened shelters that do not have the capacity to care for sick chicks and most are simply discarded. In an effort to curtail the inhumane use of baby chicks, this bill would prohibit school districts, school principals, administrators or teachers from utilizing animals in hatching projects.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2021-22: A.141 - Referred to Education; 2019-20: A.58 - Referred to Education 2017-18: A.6905 - Referred to Education   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00104 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 4, 2023
        Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, PAULIN -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Education
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law,  in relation to animal hatching
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  5  of  section  809  of the education law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows:
     3    c. No school district, school  principal,  administrator,  or  teacher
     4  shall  require,  permit, or conduct a lesson or experimental study using
     5  an animal in a hatching project in any such school or during any  activ-
     6  ity  conducted  under  the  auspices  of  such school whether or not the
     7  activity takes place on the premises of such school.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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