Bill S5358-2013

Establishes Earth Day

Establishes Earth Day.

Details

Actions

  • May 19, 2014: referred to education
  • May 19, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 19, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 13, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 12, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 11, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.260
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 5, 2013: referred to education
  • Jun 5, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 5, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 4, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 3, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.914
  • May 16, 2013: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Meetings

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - May 30, 2013
Ayes (16): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Seward, Valesky, Latimer, Breslin, Montgomery, Stavisky, Tkaczyk
Ayes W/R (1): Addabbo
Nays (1): Avella
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Mar 11, 2014
Ayes (14): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Seward, Valesky, Addabbo, Breslin, Tkaczyk
Ayes W/R (1): Latimer
Nays (3): Avella, Montgomery, Stavisky

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5358

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing Earth day

PURPOSE: To provide flexibility and mandate relief to school districts by removing the requirement that Conservation Day be observed on the last Friday in April.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends section 810 of the education law.

Section 2: Sets forth an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Recent years have confronted school districts with unprecedented fiscal challenges. While the economic outlook for the state is steadily improving, it is a legislative priority to provide as much flexibility as possible to school districts to enable them to provide the high quality education we have come to expect for our students. While there are many requirements imposed on school districts that provide educational value, others continue to constrain the creativity of a district to provide services to students and relief to taxpayers.

This bill will provide relief by allowing school districts to observe Earth Day in any manner rather than a required observation of Conservation Day on the last Friday in April.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5358 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing Earth day THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 810 of the education law, as amended by chapter 616 of the laws of 1969 and subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 96 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: S 810. [Conservation] EARTH day. [1. The last Friday in April each year is hereby made and declared to be known as Conservation day, and observed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, except that for the year nineteen hundred seventy-eight, Conservation day shall be May third. 2. It shall be the duty of the authorities of every public school in this state to assemble the pupils in their charge on that day in the school building, or elsewhere, as they may deem proper, and to provide for and conduct (1) such exercises as shall tend to encourage the plant- ing, protection and preservation of trees and shrubs, and an acquaint- ance with the best methods to be adopted to accomplish such results, and (2) such lectures, pictures or tours, as shall tend to increase the interest and knowledge of such pupils in the fish and wild life, soil and water of the state. 3. The commissioner of education may prescribe from time to time a course of exercises and instruction in the subjects hereinbefore mentioned, which shall be adopted and observed by the public school authorities on Conservation day. Upon receipt of copies of such course sufficient in number to supply all the schools under their supervision, the school authorities aforesaid shall promptly provide each of the schools under their charge with a copy, and cause it to be observed] ANNUALLY, IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE AUTHORITIES OF EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THIS STATE TO OBSERVE EARTH DAY AS THEY MAY DEEM PROPER AND TO ENCOURAGE INSTRUCTION ON THE EARTH'S NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AS APPROPRIATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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