[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 4021

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED NOVEMBER 8, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† VIN GOPAL

District 11 (Monmouth)

Senator† M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

Assemblyman† RAJ MUKHERJI

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblywoman† MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblywoman† BRITNEE N. TIMBERLAKE

District 34 (Essex and Passaic)

Assemblyman† STERLEY S. STANLEY

District 18 (Middlesex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Thompson, Codey, Weinberg, Corrado, Cryan, Gill, Schepisi, Diegnan, T.Kean, Turner, Lagana, Cunningham, Assemblywomen Murphy, Vainieri Huttle, McKnight, Assemblymen Benson, Chiaravalloti, Zwicker, Assemblywoman Stanfield, Assemblymen Johnson, Verrelli, Rooney, DePhillips, Assemblywoman Reynolds-Jackson, Assemblymen Karabinchak, Moriarty, Assemblywoman Carter, Assemblymen Giblin, Conaway, Space, McKeon, Spearman, Caputo, Assemblywomen Lampitt, Quijano, Assemblyman S.Kean, Assemblywoman Speight, Assemblymen Simonsen, Calabrese and Assemblywoman Swain

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires school districts to provide instruction on history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Education Committee on December 9, 2021, with amendments.

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An Act concerning instruction on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 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.† A board of education shall include instruction on the history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in an appropriate place in the curriculum of students in grades kindergarten through 12 as part of the school districtís implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies.

†††† b.††† A board of education shall have policies and procedures in place pertaining to the selection of instructional materials to implement the requirements of section a. of this section.† When adopting instructional materials for use in the school district, a board of education shall adopt inclusive instructional materials that portray the cultural and economic diversity of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

†††† 1c.†† A board of education shall seek the assistance and advice of the Commission on Asian Heritage established pursuant to section 2 of P.L.††† , c.††† (C.††††††† ) (pending before the Legislature as Assembly Bill No. 3369 or Senate Bill No. 3764 of 2020) in fulfilling the requirements of this section.1

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately and shall first apply to the 1[2022-2023] first full1 school year 1following the date of enactment1.