|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Jan 12, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S1739
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1739 - Details
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 40-B §§1982 - 1985, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1739 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1739 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to an interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would authorize the education commissioner to join the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. This compact aims to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents. At least 10 states have enacted the compact into law. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 defines the stated purpose of the Compact, aimed at removing barriers to the educational success of children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents. The Compact and the corresponding state law changes apply only to children from military families in transition.
S1739 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1739 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 12, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, DeFRANCISCO, LAVALLE, LITTLE -- 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 an interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that military families are reassigned postings on a regular basis, with the result that most military children will have six to nine different school systems in their lives from kindergarten to 12th grade; and further finds that such reassignments can result in transition chal- lenges for these children who must start their lives over in new cities and bases, changing homes, schools, friends, and relationships. The legislature further finds and declares that it is a matter of equity, fairness, and in every sense in the public interest to provide the chil- dren of military families opportunities for educational success, and to assure that they are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educa- tional goals by inflexible state processes and procedures. S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 40-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 40-B INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN SECTION 1982. INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN; COMMISSIONER AUTHORIZED TO PARTICIPATE. 1983. DEFINITIONS. 1984. ENROLLMENT. 1985. GRADUATION. S 1982. INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN; COMMISSIONER AUTHORIZED TO PARTICIPATE. THE COMMISSIONER IS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04237-01-1
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