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A02222 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Amd 809-a, add 809-b, Ed L
Establishes that public schools shall prohibit marksmanship and/or shooting programs.
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A02222 Actions:

01/14/2021referred to education
01/05/2022referred to education
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A02222 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 14, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  the  prohibition  of
          marksmanship and/or shooting programs in public schools
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 809-a of the education law, as amended  by  chapter
     2  442 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 809-a. Instruction in [the safe use of firearms] conservation and in
     4  the game laws.  The officer, board, or commission authorized or required
     5  to  prescribe courses of instructions in any school under state control,
     6  may authorize instructions to be given in the [safe and  proper  use  of
     7  firearms  allowed  by law to be used in the taking of wild game, and may
     8  also authorize instructions to be given in the] study of game  laws  and
     9  of proper hunting and conservation practices, provided that firearms are
    10  not  used  by students or discharged on school grounds.  Such courses of
    11  instruction shall be approved by both the education department  and  the
    12  department of environmental conservation.
    13    §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 809-b to
    14  read as follows:
    15    § 809-b. Prohibition of marksmanship and/or shooting programs.  1.  No
    16  public school shall offer marksmanship and/or shooting programs.
    17    2. For purposes of this section, marksmanship and/or shooting programs
    18  shall  include  any  competitive  and  recreational  sporting activities
    19  involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and  speed  in  using
    20  various types of ranged weapons, such as firearms and air guns, in forms
    21  such as handguns, rifles and shotguns.
    22    3.  The  provisions of this section shall not apply to competitive and
    23  recreational archery programs.
    24    § 3. 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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