senate Bill S2346A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that no school located in a city with a population of one million or more shall be in session on general election day

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Mar 10, 2011 print number 2346a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 19, 2011 referred to education

S2346 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5494A

S2346 - Summary

Provides that no school located in a city with a population of one million or more shall be in session on general election day.

S2346 - Sponsor Memo

S2346 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2346

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 school session days

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  8  of  section 3604 of the education law, as
amended by section 46 of part H of chapter 83 of the laws  of  2002,  is
amended to read as follows:
  8.  No  school shall be in session on a Saturday, GENERAL ELECTION DAY
or a legal holiday, except [general election day,] Washington's birthday
and Lincoln's birthday, and except that driver education classes may  be
conducted  on  a  Saturday. A deficiency not exceeding three days during
any school year caused by teachers' attendance upon conferences held  by
superintendents  of  schools  of  city  school districts or other school
districts employing superintendents of schools shall be excused  by  the
commissioner,  provided  however, notwithstanding any other provision of
law, that during the nineteen hundred  ninety-two--ninety-three  through
the  two  thousand  two--two thousand three school years and thereafter,
the commissioner shall excuse  a  deficiency  not  exceeding  four  days
during  such school year caused by teachers' attendance upon conferences
held by such superintendents, provided that at least two such conference
days during such school year shall be dedicated to staff attendance upon
conferences providing staff development relating  to  implementation  of
the new high learning standards and assessments, as adopted by the board
of  regents.  Notwithstanding  any other provision of law, rule or regu-
lation to the contrary, school districts may elect to use one or more of
such allowable conference days in units of not less than one  hour  each
to  provide  staff  development activities relating to implementation of
the new high learning standards and assessments. A district making  such
election  may provide such staff development during the regularly sched-
uled daily session and apply such units to satisfy a deficiency  in  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00088-01-1

S2346A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5494A

S2346A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no school located in a city with a population of one million or more shall be in session on general election day.

S2346A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2346A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2346--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to school session days

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 3604  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  section  46 of part H of chapter 83 of the laws of 2002, is
amended to read as follows:
  8. No school shall be in session on a Saturday  or  a  legal  holiday,
except  general election day, Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birth-
day, and except that driver education classes  may  be  conducted  on  a
Saturday.  NO  SCHOOL LOCATED IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION
OR MORE SHALL BE IN SESSION ON GENERAL ELECTION DAY.  A  deficiency  not
exceeding  three days during any school year caused by teachers' attend-
ance upon conferences held by superintendents of schools of city  school
districts or other school districts employing superintendents of schools
shall  be excused by the commissioner, provided however, notwithstanding
any other provision of law, that during the nineteen hundred ninety-two-
-ninety-three through the two thousand two--two  thousand  three  school
years  and  thereafter,  the  commissioner shall excuse a deficiency not
exceeding four days during such school year caused by teachers'  attend-
ance  upon  conferences  held  by such superintendents, provided that at
least two such conference days during such school year  shall  be  dedi-
cated  to  staff attendance upon conferences providing staff development
relating to implementation  of  the  new  high  learning  standards  and
assessments,  as  adopted  by  the board of regents. Notwithstanding any
other provision of law, rule  or  regulation  to  the  contrary,  school
districts may elect to use one or more of such allowable conference days
in  units  of  not  less than one hour each to provide staff development

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00088-02-1

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