senate Bill S185

Authorizes vocational education and extension boards to permit students who receive home instruction to participate in vocational education courses

download pdf

Sponsor

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Authorizes vocational education and extension boards to permit students who receive home instruction to participate in vocational education courses when requested by parent or guardian who resides in the county.

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

Versions:
S185
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1102, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6097

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S185

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing vocational
education and extension boards to permit students who receive home
instruction to participate in vocational education courses

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends section 1102 of the education law by adding a new
subdivision (16).

Section 2 provides for an effective date.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, New York State law states that home schooled students are
not entitled to participate in vocational education programs.
Students Parents/guardians are required to pay local school taxes yet
their children are not entitled to the basic benefits their school
districts provide. It is unfair to punish these students whose
parents have made a decision to be more actively involved in their
child's education. The goal of this legislation is to afford to home
schooled students the same opportunities as students who attend
public schools so that they may also have a well-rounded educational
experience.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6097/A.8816 of 2009-2010; Referred to Education.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

view bill text
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   185

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 authorizing vocational
  education and extension boards to permit  students  who  receive  home
  instruction to participate in vocational education courses

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 1102 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  16. IT SHALL PROVIDE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION COURSES TO STUDENTS RESIDING
IN  THE  COUNTY  WHO  RECEIVE  HOME  INSTRUCTION,  AT THE REQUEST OF THE
PARENT, GUARDIAN OR PERSONS HAVING  CUSTODY  OF  SUCH  STUDENT.  SUCH  A
REQUEST SHALL BE FILED WITH THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND EXTENSION BOARD
OF  THE  COUNTY  IN WHICH THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR PERSONS LEGALLY HAVING
CUSTODY OF THE PUPIL RESIDES ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF JUNE  PRECED-
ING THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR WHICH THE REQUEST IS MADE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00815-01-1

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.