Bill Text: NY S01164 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to requiring instruction in cursive writing and memorization of multiplication tables as part of the basic education program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-11 - REFERRED TO EDUCATION [S01164 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01164-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1164
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  JACOBS -- 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 requiring  instruction
          in  cursive  writing and memorization of multiplication tables as part
          of the basic education program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding two new sections 817
     2  and 818 to read as follows:
     3    §  817. Courses of instruction in cursive writing. The standard course
     4  of study shall include  the  requirement  that  public  schools  provide
     5  instruction  in  cursive  writing so that students create readable docu-
     6  ments through legible cursive handwriting by the end of fifth grade.
     7    § 818. Instruction relating to  multiplication  tables.  The  standard
     8  course  of study shall include the requirement that students enrolled in
     9  public schools memorize multiplication tables to demonstrate  competency
    10  in efficiently multiplying numbers.
    11    §  2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to school
    12  years commencing on the first of July next succeeding the date on  which
    13  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00767-01-9
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