New York Legislation

New York Legislation 2017-02-23T12:51:40+00:00

Current Legislation

Assembly Bill 5981 – To study the teaching of digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy.

February 21, 2017 – Assembly; Referred to Education Committee.

Assembly Bill 5981

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of education to study the teaching of digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy; and to amend the education law, in relation to requiring schools to annually review its policy and procedures on digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy.

The commissioner of education shall make a report of his or her findings, including any recommendations for legislative action as it may deem necessary and appropriate and best practices for instruction that provides guidance about thoughtful, safe, and strategic uses of online and other media resources and education on how to apply critical thinking skills when consuming and producing media in any form.

Recent Legislation

Assembly Bill No. A940 – Requires the development of standards and objectives for media literacy for grades k-12

NY A940  |  2015-2016  |  Prior Session Legislation

January 8, 2015 – Introduced.

January 6, 2016 – Re-introduced. Referred to Committee on Education.

25% progression, Died in committee.

This bill would require the Department of Education to develop standards and objectives for media literacy for grades K-12 within the current curriculum, identify resources, and provide for professional development.

Assembly Bill No. A940

Assembly Bill No. A7952 – Enacts the “digital citizenship act”

NY A7952  |  2015-2016  |  Prior Session Legislation

June 2, 2015 – Introduced

January 6, 2016 – Referred to Committee on Education.

February 18, 2016 – Amend and recommit to Education.

25% progression, Died in committee.

Enacts the “digital citizenship act”; provides for training in digital citizenship for certification of educators and students.

Assembly Bill No. A7952

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