S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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
(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
3. STUDENTS WHO ENTERED HIGH SCHOOL IN THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN - TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR AND THEREAFTER SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN A
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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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.