A03525 Summary:

BILL NOA03525B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01148-A
 
SPONSORTitone
 
COSPNSRNolan, Cusick, Rosenthal, Otis, Barrett, Markey, Peoples-Stokes, Raia, Cook, Gottfried, Galef, Graf, Rozic
 
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Brennan, Crouch, Lentol, Mayer, McDonough, Perry, Rivera, Wright
 
 
Establishes report 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.
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A03525 Actions:

BILL NOA03525B
 
01/23/2015referred to education
01/06/2016referred to education
05/27/2016amend (t) and recommit to education
05/27/2016print number 3525a
06/02/2016reported referred to ways and means
06/07/2016amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
06/07/2016print number 3525b
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A03525 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         3525--B
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 23, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. TITONE, NOLAN, CUSICK, ROSENTHAL, OTIS, BARRETT,
          MARKEY, PEOPLES-STOKES, RAIA, COOK, GOTTFRIED, GALEF, GRAF,  ROZIC  --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, BRENNAN, CROUCH, LENTOL, MAYER,
          McDONOUGH,  PERRY,  RIVERA,  WRIGHT  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in
          accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
          tee -- reported and referred to the Committee on  Ways  and  Means  --
          committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
          recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to establish a report on arts and music education  in  elementary
          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. 1. The commissioner of education shall: (a) create a proce-
     2  dure in which school district compliance with current arts education and
     3  instruction requirements including visual arts, music, dance  and  thea-
     4  tre,  hereinafter  referred  to  in this act as "arts education instruc-
     5  tion", as required by law and regulation  in  elementary  and  secondary
     6  public  schools  is reported to the state education department by school
     7  districts for the purposes of  preparing  the  report  provided  for  by
     8  subdivision  two of this section; and (b) provide suggestions on how the
     9  current arts education instruction requirements  could  be  improved  or
    10  enhanced.
    11    2.  The  state  education  department shall prepare a report that must
    12  include, but not be limited to, the following:
    13    (a) how  the  state  standards,  including  statutory  and  regulatory
    14  requirements, for arts education instruction could be revised or altered
    15  to  better  promote  education and appreciation of the arts and music in
    16  elementary and secondary schools;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02233-07-6

        A. 3525--B                          2
 
     1    (b) how  the  state  standards,  including  statutory  and  regulatory
     2  requirements, for arts education instruction could be revised or altered
     3  to  increase the time devoted to providing instruction and education for
     4  such arts;
     5    (c)  i.  the  impacts that arts education instruction has on enhancing
     6  pupil academic performance;
     7    ii. how integrating the arts education instruction into general educa-
     8  tion throughout the learning process, could enhance  students'  learning
     9  capabilities.
    10    3.  On  or  before  July  1, 2018, the commissioner of education shall
    11  report to the governor, the  temporary  president  of  the  senate,  the
    12  speaker  of  the  assembly,  and  the  chairs of the senate and assembly
    13  committees on education the  findings  made  based  on  the  information
    14  reported pursuant to subdivision one of this section including an analy-
    15  sis and explanation of the data, and shall identify steps that should be
    16  taken  to  ensure  that  all  public schools are in compliance with arts
    17  education instruction requirements in elementary  and  secondary  grades
    18  and  examine,  evaluate and make recommendations concerning the adequacy
    19  of the current state standards for arts education  and  instruction  for
    20  elementary  and secondary schools in the state. Such recommendations may
    21  include but not be limited to revisions  or  alterations  to  the  state
    22  standards  for  arts  education  and  instruction  to better promote and
    23  increase time devoted to providing such instruction.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire  and  be
    25  deemed  repealed  January  1,  2019  or on the one hundred eightieth day
    26  after the report required by subdivisions two and three of  section  one
    27  of this act is submitted to the governor, the temporary president of the
    28  senate,  the  speaker  of the assembly, and the chairs of the senate and
    29  assembly committees on education, whichever shall  be  later;  provided,
    30  further,  that  the state education department shall notify the legisla-
    31  tive bill drafting commission upon the submission of the report required
    32  by subdivisions two and three of section one of this act to  the  gover-
    33  nor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly,
    34  and  the  chairs  of the senate and assembly committees on education, in
    35  order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely  effective
    36  data  base  of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in
    37  furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legisla-
    38  tive law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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