ID Bill introduced in New York
Posted: 10 May 2005 03:33 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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The following was read in the New York legislature and referred to committee, where it will probably die as the sponsor is a known right-wing whacko.

S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K            
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                            8036                      
                                                   
                    2005-2006 Regular Sessions              
                                                   
                      I N A S S E M B L Y                
                                                   
                          May 3, 2005                    
                          ___________                    
                                                   
    Introduced by M. of A. HOOKER—read once and referred to the Committee
      on Education                                      
                                                   
    AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring study in
      both theories of intelligent design and evolution              
                                                   
      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 a new section 803-b
  2 to read as follows:                                   
  3   S 803-B. COURSES OF STUDY IN BOTH THEORIES OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN AND
  4 EVOLUTION.  1.  ALL PUPILS IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE IN ALL
  5 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE STATE SHALL RECEIVE INSTRUCTION IN BOTH THEORIES
  6 OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN AND EVOLUTION. SUCH INSTRUCTION SHALL BE PROVIDED
  7 BY OR UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS,
  8 PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT SUCH INSTRUCTION MAY BE PROVIDED BY ANY OTHER
  9 AGENCY, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE.                             
  10   2. THE COMMISSIONER, SHALL PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ASSIST IN
  11 THE DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULA FOR SUCH COURSES OF STUDY WHICH SHALL BE
  12 AGE APPROPRIATE AND DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF
  13 PUPILS AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION IN
  14 BOTH THEORIES OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN AND EVOLUTION.             
  15   3. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL
  16 PROVIDE APPROPRIATE TRAINING AND CURRICULUM MATERIALS FOR THE REGULAR
  17 TEACHERS WHO PROVIDE SUCH INSTRUCTION, TO ENSURE THAT ALL ASPECTS OF THE
  18 THEORIES, ALONG WITH ANY SUPPORTIVE DATA,  ARE FULLY EXAMINED THROUGH
  19 SUCH COURSE OF STUDY.                                 
  20   S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.                 
                                                   
                                                   
      EXPLANATION—Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                    { } is old law to be omitted.             
                                            LBD11536-03-5
.SO DOC A 8036       *END*              BTXT           2005

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