[Second Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1569

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 5, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† LORETTA WEINBERG

District 37 (Bergen)

Senator† M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

Assemblyman† REED GUSCIORA

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

Assemblyman† TIM EUSTACE

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman† VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman† MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblywoman† JOANN DOWNEY

District 11 (Monmouth)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Lampitt, Murphy, Pinkin, Reynolds-Jackson and McKnight

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires boards of education to include instruction, and adopt instructional materials, that accurately portray political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Education Committee on December 6, 2018, with amendments.

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An Act concerning instruction and instructional materials in public schools and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† A board of education shall include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students as part of the districtís implementation of the 1[Core Curriculum Content Standards] New Jersey Student Learning Standards12[in Social Studies]2.

 

†††† 2.††† 2A board of education shall have policies and procedures in place pertaining to the selection of instructional materials to implement the requirements of section 1 of this act.2 When adopting instructional materials for use in the schools of the district, a board of education shall 2[only]2 adopt 2inclusive2 instructional materials 2[which, in its determination, accurately] that2 portray the cultural and economic diversity of society including the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people 2, where appropriate2.

 

†††† 3.††† This act shall take effect immediately and shall first apply to the 2[2018-2019] 2020-20212 school year.