senate Bill S5966

Amended

Establishes a career and technical education (CTE) diploma

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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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  • 23 / Oct / 2013
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5966A
  • 08 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5966B
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5966C
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1607
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Establishes a career and technical education (CTE) diploma; a CTE pathway to a diploma shall be based on a curriculum designed to provide students with technical skills and shall demonstrate that the student is ready for a career as determined by regulations of the commissioner.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5966
S5966A
S5966B
S5966C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

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BILL NUMBER:S5966

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
establishing a career and technical education diploma

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would create a Career and
Technical Education (CTE) diploma. The establishment of a CTE diploma
would provide a new alternative pathway to a high school graduation
that incorporates career focused education classes and curriculum into
school programs thereby producing more highly skilled workers for New
York State's technical and manufacturing industries.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
read as follows:

§ 817. Career and technical education diploma. 1.a. A career, and
technical, education (CTE) diploma is hereby established. A CTE
diploma shall:

(i) he a graduation diploma that confers the same benefits for
students that are conferred by a regents or local diploma;

(ii) differ from the regents or local diploma pathway with respect to
required assessments; and

(iii) provide a pathway for students with disabilities.

b. A CTE diploma shall be based on curriculum designed to provide
students with, technical skills and shall demonstrate that the student
is ready for a career as determined by regulations of the
commissioner.

c. For purposes of this section, a career and technical education
shall include, but not be limited to a course of study it the
following career fields: agriculture, business and marketing, family
and consumer sciences, health occupations, trade, technology,
manufacturing, machining and engineering.

2. The board of regents shall promulgate such regulations of the
commissioner as may be necessary to establish the curriculum,
assessments and any other criteria that students must achieve to earn
a CTE diploma.

3. Students who entered high school in the two thousand thirteen-two
thousand fourteen school year and thereafter shall be eligible to earn
a CTE diploma.

JUSTIFICATION: Today's manufacturing and technical jobs often require
special skill sets and can offer above average salaries and benefits;
however, a shortage of skilled applicants in technical and
manufacturing applications is becoming a burden to New York State
business owners. The creation of a specialized technical education
diploma referred to as a CTE diploma will chart a new pathway to
high-school graduation. Creating a CTE pathway to graduation would
encourage students in welding, culinary, green energy, health


services, mechanical technology, computer systems and networking and
other technical education programs to advance to a two-year
institution or a certificate based program - decreasing overall
dropout rates and closing New York State's middle skills job gap. A
CTE diploma pathway will also teach the skills students need to attain
jobs in a variety of industries, including high-tech manufacturing,
nanotechnology, cybersecurity, biosciences and more.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on July 1, 2015

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

                                  5966

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a  career
  and technical education diploma

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
read as follows:
  S 817. CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA.  1.  A.  A  CAREER  AND
TECHNICAL  EDUCATION  (CTE) DIPLOMA IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED. A CTE DIPLOMA
SHALL:
  (I) BE A  GRADUATION  DIPLOMA  THAT  CONFERS  THE  SAME  BENEFITS  FOR
STUDENTS THAT ARE CONFERRED BY A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA;
  (II)  DIFFER FROM THE REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA PATHWAY WITH RESPECT TO
REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS; AND
  (III) PROVIDE A PATHWAY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
  B. A CTE DIPLOMA SHALL BE BASED  ON  CURRICULUM  DESIGNED  TO  PROVIDE
STUDENTS WITH TECHNICAL SKILLS AND SHALL DEMONSTRATE THAT THE STUDENT IS
READY FOR A CAREER AS DETERMINED BY REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER.
  C.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION, A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, A COURSE OF STUDY IN THE FOLLOWING
CAREER FIELDS: AGRICULTURE, BUSINESS AND MARKETING, FAMILY AND  CONSUMER
SCIENCES,  HEALTH OCCUPATIONS, TRADE, TECHNOLOGY, MANUFACTURING, MACHIN-
ING AND ENGINEERING.
  2. THE BOARD OF REGENTS  SHALL  PROMULGATE  SUCH  REGULATIONS  OF  THE
COMMISSIONER  AS  MAY  BE NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH THE CURRICULUM, ASSESS-
MENTS AND ANY OTHER CRITERIA THAT STUDENTS MUST ACHIEVE TO  EARN  A  CTE
DIPLOMA.
  3. STUDENTS WHO ENTERED HIGH SCHOOL IN THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN - TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR AND THEREAFTER SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN A
CTE DIPLOMA.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11824-01-3

S. 5966                             2

  S  2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015; provided, further, that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
or regulation necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its
effective date are authorized and directed to be made and  completed  on
or before such effective date.

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