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A10134 Summary:

COSPNSRBrabenec, Miller B, Buttenschon, Brown E, Smullen, Ashby, Hawley, Morinello, Gallahan, Angelino, Byrnes, Norris, Gunther, McDonough, Mikulin, Davila, Byrne, Giglio JM, Simpson, Lemondes
Add §804-e, Ed L
Provides for instruction in food and agriculture in schools using a curriculum established by the commissioner of education in consultation with the commissioner of agriculture and markets.
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A10134 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 29, 2022
        Introduced  by M. of A. TAGUE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  instruction  in  food
          and agriculture
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  804-e
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  804-e.  Agriculture curriculum or instruction. 1. The commissioner,
     4  in consultation with the commissioner of agriculture and markets,  shall
     5  establish  curriculum  or instruction for school districts regarding the
     6  practice of farming and agriculture, including but not limited to horti-
     7  culture, agricultural literacy, food production, food manufacturing, and
     8  agribusiness, among other topics. In determining  such  curriculum,  the
     9  commissioner  shall  include  a hands-on instructional component that is
    10  age appropriate and demonstrates the material value of New York's  farm-
    11  ing industry.
    12    2.  Schools  may  include  the  above  materials as a component of its
    13  science curriculum or any other way the school deems appropriate.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect the first of July next succeeding  the
    15  date  on  which  it  shall  have become a law, and shall apply to school
    16  years commencing on or after such date. Effective immediately, the addi-
    17  tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  necessary  for
    18  the  implementation  of this act on its effective date are authorized to
    19  be made and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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