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S02727 Summary:

BILL NOS02727
 
SAME ASSAME AS A05880
 
SPONSORKAMINSKY
 
COSPNSRADDABBO, BIAGGI, BROOKS, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, KRUEGER, LIU, MAYER, MYRIE, PERSAUD, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SKOUFIS, THOMAS
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 801-b, Ed L
 
Requires instruction regarding symbols of hate, including the swastika and the noose, to be incorporated into the curricula for grades six through twelve.
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S02727 Actions:

BILL NOS02727
 
01/22/2021REFERRED TO EDUCATION
03/25/2021RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN
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S02727 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2727
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced   by  Sens.  KAMINSKY,  ADDABBO,  BIAGGI,  BROOKS,  GAUGHRAN,
          GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  KAPLAN,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MAYER,  MYRIE,
          PERSAUD,  SALAZAR,  SANDERS, SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
          tion

        AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring instruction
          regarding symbols of hate
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds the
     2  recent spike in hate crimes across our state and nation as a whole to be
     3  highly disturbing and a societal epidemic in need of remedy. As many  of
     4  our youth are not aware of the hateful connotations behind swastikas and
     5  nooses, it is necessary for the legislature to mandate compulsory educa-
     6  tion  in all schools across our great state in regard to the meanings of
     7  these two symbols of hate. Requiring students be educated in the signif-
     8  icance of these displays of bigotry will go a long way toward  fostering
     9  a more inclusive and tolerant society for all.
    10    §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 801-b to
    11  read as follows:
    12    § 801-b. Instruction regarding symbols  of  hate.  The  regents  shall
    13  ensure  that  the  course  of  instruction for grades six through twelve
    14  includes a component on the meaning of the swastika  as  the  emblem  of
    15  Nazi  Germany,  as  well  as  the noose as a symbol of racism and intim-
    16  idation. The regents shall determine how to incorporate such  components
    17  into existing curricula, and the commissioner shall promulgate any regu-
    18  lations needed to carry out such determination of the regents.
    19    §  3.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
    20  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01151-01-1
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