STATE OF NEW YORK
April 29, 2022
Introduced by M. of A. TAGUE -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to instruction in food
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.