A03525 Summary:

COSPNSRCusick, Rosenthal, Otis, Barrett, Markey, Peoples-Stokes, Raia, Cook, Gottfried, Galef, Graf, Rozic
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Brennan, Crouch, Lentol, Mayer, McDonough, Perry, Rivera, Wright
Establishes a task force on arts and music education in elementary and secondary schools to study and make recommendations on the curriculum and time spent on arts and music education in the elementary and secondary schools within the state.
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A03525 Actions:

01/23/2015referred to education
01/06/2016referred to education
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A03525 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 23, 2015
          Sponsored by -- M. of A.   ABBATE,  BRENNAN,  CROUCH,  LENTOL,  MAYER,
          PERRY,  RIVERA,  WRIGHT  -- read once and referred to the Committee on
        AN ACT to establish a task force on arts and music education in  elemen-
          tary  and  secondary  schools;  and  providing  for the repeal of such
          provisions upon expiration thereof
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. A task force on arts and music education in elementary and
     2  secondary schools is hereby established  to  examine,  evaluate,  accept
     3  public  comment  and make recommendations concerning the adequacy of the
     4  current state curriculum for arts and music education for elementary and
     5  secondary schools in the state, and the sufficiency of time  devoted  to
     6  the instruction and performance of music and the arts during each school
     7  day.  The  task force may make such recommendations, as it deems fit, to
     8  revise and alter the curriculum for arts and music education  to  better
     9  promote  the  arts and music in elementary and secondary schools, and to
    10  increase the time devoted to providing instruction and education  there-
    11  in.  Such task force shall identify, with particular care, those impacts
    12  that arts and music education have on enhancing pupil academic  perform-
    13  ance and improving pupil social interaction among their fellow pupils.
    14    §  2.  The  task  force shall consist of 11 members to be appointed as
    15  follows:
    16    (a) one member appointed by the board of regents;
    17    (b) one member appointed by the council on the arts;
    18    (c) one member appointed by the New York State  School  Music  Associ-
    19  ation;
    20    (d)  one  member  appointed by the New York State Art Teachers Associ-
    21  ation;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (e) one member appointed by the New York State School  Boards  Associ-
     2  ation;
     3    (f) one member appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
     4    (g) one member appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and
     5    (h) four members appointed by the governor.
     6    The  members of the task force shall each have experience in the vari-
     7  ous facets of art or music education, or behavioral sciences. The gover-
     8  nor shall designate the chair of the task force from among  his  or  her
     9  appointees.  Vacancies  in  the  membership  of  the task force shall be
    10  filled in the manner provided for original appointments.
    11    § 3. The members of the task force shall receive no  compensation  for
    12  their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
    13  incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
    14    §  4. To the maximum extent feasible, the task force shall be entitled
    15  to request and receive, and shall utilize  and  be  provided  with  such
    16  facilities,  resources  and  data  of  any  department, division, board,
    17  bureau, commission, district or agency of the  state  or  any  political
    18  subdivision  thereof  as it may reasonably request to properly carry out
    19  its powers and duties pursuant to this act.
    20    § 5. The task force shall submit, within 18 months  of  the  effective
    21  date  of this act, a report of its findings, conclusions and recommenda-
    22  tions to the governor, board of  regents,  temporary  president  of  the
    23  senate,  speaker  of  the  assembly,  minority  leader of the senate and
    24  minority leader of the assembly. The report shall include such  legisla-
    25  tive proposals as the task force deems necessary to implement its recom-
    26  mendations.
    27    §  6.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
    28  deemed repealed 18 months after such date or  on  the  date  the  report
    29  required  by  section  five of this act is submitted, whichever shall be
    30  later; provided that the task force on arts and  music  education  shall
    31  notify  the  legislative bill drafting commission upon the submission of
    32  such report in order that the commission may maintain  an  accurate  and
    33  timely effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state
    34  of  New York in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44
    35  of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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