senate Bill S2489

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Authorizes the commissioner of education to reschedule cancelled regents examinations

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1180
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2489A
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1482
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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:
A4173
Versions:
S2489
S2489A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3803B, A6597B

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2489

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: 2012: S.2803 - Referred to Education / A.6597 -
Referred to Education 2011: Died on 3rd Reading Calendar A.6597 -
Referred to Education

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2489

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  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.
                                                           LBD03995-01-3

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