SENATE, No. 1569
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 5, 2018
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)
Assemblywomen Lampitt, Murphy, Pinkin, Reynolds-Jackson and McKnight
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.
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 district’s implementation of the 1[Core Curriculum Content Standards] New Jersey Student Learning Standards1 2[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.