senate Bill S1570A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Place a Child in Every School Seat Act of 2012" for the purposes of awareness of and incentives to improve school attendance

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2012 print number 1570a
amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 10, 2011 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S1570 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3205-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4372

S1570 - Summary

Enacts the "Place a Child in Every School Seat Act" for the purposes of awareness of and incentives to improve school attendance and retention.

S1570 - Sponsor Memo

S1570 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1570

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, PARKER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "Place a
  Child in Every School Seat Act of 2011"

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

  Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "place a
child in every school seat act of 2011".
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  3205-a  to
read as follows:
  S  3205-A.  "PLACE  A  CHILD IN EVERY SCHOOL SEAT ACT OF 2011"; PUBLIC
AWARENESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ATTENDANCE; INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE ATTENDANCE.
1. THE DEPARTMENT IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH A PUBLIC AWARENESS AND
EDUCATION CAMPAIGN THAT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, EMPHASIZING THE
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING SCHOOL AND EARNING, AT A MINIMUM,  A  HIGH  SCHOOL
DIPLOMA,  AND  THE  POTENTIAL  CONSEQUENCES  RELATED  TO DROPPING OUT OF
SCHOOL. SUCH PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGN SHALL  BE  DIRECTED
AT  MINORS  WHOSE  ATTENDANCE  AT SCHOOL IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION
THIRTY-TWO HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS PART AND AT THEIR PARENTS  OR  GUARDIANS
AND  SHALL UTILIZE A VARIETY OF MEDIA SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TELE-
VISION, BILLBOARDS, RADIO, AND INTERNET.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO CREATE AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO
IMPROVE STUDENT  ATTENDANCE  REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  THIRTY-TWO
HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS PART. INCENTIVES SHALL BE DEVELOPED WITH THE ADVICE
AND CONSENT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS AS TO AN APPROPRIATE BUT MOTIVATION-
AL  INCENTIVE THAT WILL APPEAL TO STUDENTS IN ALL PARTS OF THE STATE AND
IN ALL INCOME BRACKETS. THE DEPARTMENT IS ENCOURAGED TO  DEVELOP  INCEN-
TIVES DIRECTED AT STUDENTS SPECIFICALLY SO AS TO MOTIVATE EXCITEMENT AND
ENTHUSIASM FOR ATTENDANCE. SUCH AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM AND/OR AWARDS SHALL
BE  BASED ON A DISTRICT'S OVERALL ATTENDANCE OR MOST IMPROVED ATTENDANCE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05296-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S1570A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3205-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4372

S1570A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Place a Child in Every School Seat Act" for the purposes of awareness of and incentives to improve school attendance and retention.

S1570A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1570A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1570--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, PARKER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education --
  recommitted to the Committee 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 enacting the "Place  a
  Child in Every School Seat Act of 2012"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "place  a
child in every school seat act of 2012".
  S  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 3205-a to
read as follows:
  S 3205-A. "PLACE A CHILD IN EVERY SCHOOL SEAT  ACT  OF  2012";  PUBLIC
AWARENESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ATTENDANCE; INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE ATTENDANCE.
1. THE DEPARTMENT IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH A PUBLIC AWARENESS AND
EDUCATION CAMPAIGN THAT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, EMPHASIZING THE
BENEFITS  OF  ATTENDING  SCHOOL AND EARNING, AT A MINIMUM, A HIGH SCHOOL
DIPLOMA, AND THE POTENTIAL  CONSEQUENCES  RELATED  TO  DROPPING  OUT  OF
SCHOOL.  SUCH  PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGN SHALL BE DIRECTED
AT MINORS WHOSE ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL IS  REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
THIRTY-TWO  HUNDRED  FIVE OF THIS PART AND AT THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS
AND SHALL UTILIZE A VARIETY OF MEDIA SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  TELE-
VISION, BILLBOARDS, RADIO, AND INTERNET.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO CREATE AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO
IMPROVE  STUDENT  ATTENDANCE  REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION THIRTY-TWO
HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS PART. INCENTIVES SHALL BE DEVELOPED WITH THE ADVICE
AND CONSENT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS AS TO AN APPROPRIATE BUT MOTIVATION-
AL INCENTIVE THAT WILL APPEAL TO STUDENTS IN ALL PARTS OF THE STATE  AND
IN  ALL  INCOME BRACKETS. THE DEPARTMENT IS ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP INCEN-
TIVES DIRECTED AT STUDENTS SPECIFICALLY SO AS TO MOTIVATE EXCITEMENT AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05296-02-2

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