New York Legislation

New York Legislation2018-07-31T11:52:26+00:00

Current Legislation

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

NY Assembly Bill 5981

Sponsors: Asm. Linda Rosenthal, Asm. Ellen Jaffee, Asm. Felix Ortiz, Asm. Jose Rivera, Asm. Michael Blake, Asm. Fred Thiele, Asm. Walter Mosley.

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.

NY Assembly Bill 5981

Jan 3, 2018 – Reintroduced; referred to Education Committee.
Feb 21, 2017 – Assembly; Referred to Education Committee.
Mar 21, 2018 – Assembly; Amend and recommit to Education.

Recent Legislation

Assembly Bill A940 – Requires the development of standards and objectives for media literacy for grades K-12.

NY Assembly Bill A940

Sponsors: Asm. Linda Rosenthal [D],  Asm. Joseph Lentol [D].

This bill would have required 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.

NY Assembly Bill A940 

Jan 6, 2016 – Re-introduced. Referred to Committee on Education.
Jan 8, 2015 – Introduced.

25% progression, Died in committee.

Assembly Bill A7952 – Enacts the “digital citizenship act.”

NY Assembly Bill A7952

Sponsors: Asm. Anthony Brindisi [D], Asm. Sean Ryan [D].

This bill would have enacted the “digital citizenship act;” providing for training in digital citizenship for certification of educators and students.

NY Assembly Bill A7952

Jun 2, 2015 – Introduced.
Jan 6, 2016 – Referred to Committee on Education.
Feb 18, 2016 – Amend and recommit to Education.

25% progression, Died in committee.

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