senate Bill S330

Requires schools to accept credits for educational programs at OCFS facilities as transfer credits

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Requires schools to accept credits for educational programs at OCFS facilities as transfer credits.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4293
Versions:
S330
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §112, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S5268, A8104

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S330

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to credits for educational
achievement in office of children and family services facilities

PURPOSE OF BILL:
To provide for the transfer of coursework credits from OCFS operated
educational programs to local schools.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one adds a new subdivision 1-a to Education Law § 112 to state
that credits awarded by educational programs in facilities operated
by OCFS shall be accepted as transfer credits by any school within
New York State.

Section two provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
OCFS operates schools for the youth who are placed in their care. The
children who dedicate themselves to obtaining an education from these
facilities are often consolidated because the local school district
they are assigned to after they leave OCFS custody will very often
refuse to accept the educational credits they earned from the OCFS
facility. Currently, principals of hundreds of local schools are
asked to make case by case decisions about whether a child's credits
will transfer.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.5268 - Referred to Education Committee

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This legislation would take effect immediately.

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

                                   330

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- 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  credits  for  educa-
  tional  achievement  in office of children and family services facili-
  ties

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

  Section 1. Section 112 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, CRED-
ITS  AWARDED  BY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY FACILITIES OPERATED BY
THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL BE ACCEPTED AS TRANSFER
CREDITS BY ANY SCHOOL WITHIN NEW YORK STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03516-01-1

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