senate Bill S3803B

Requires the commissioner of education to reschedule cancelled regents examinations

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 04 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.456
  • 04 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3803A
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 3803B

Summary

Requires the commissioner of education to reschedule cancelled regents examinations within 20 business days of the original date.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6597B
Versions:
S3803
S3803A
S3803B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง305, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3803B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to rescheduling regents
examinations

PURPOSE:
Requires the Commissioner of Education to reschedule cancelled Regents
examinations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 305 of the education law by adding a new
subdivision 43.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently the State Education Commissioner has the authority to
reschedule Regent exams at their discretion. For example, the
Commissioner could decide to reschedule an exam months after the
original exam was cancelled. This is not fair to the students who put
a lot of study time and effort toward preparing for the exam. The
longer the exam is delayed and eventually rescheduled, the more
difficult it is for students to retain the information they learned
in preparation for the exam. It also places a burden on teachers who
have worked hard on instructing their students to prepare for the
exam and it takes away the teachers ability to focus on their regular
course of instruction that is required for the rest of the year;
therefore, this bill is necessary to ensure that there is a uniform
statewide statute and timeline for the Commissioner of Education to
reschedule Regents examinations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 3803--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Education  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its  place in the order of third reading -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  rescheduling  regents
  examinations

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 43 to read as follows:
  43. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RESCHEDULE, WITHIN  TWENTY  BUSINESS  DAYS,
ANY REGENTS EXAMINATION THAT WAS CANCELLED FOR ANY REASON.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09983-07-2

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