senate Bill S3803B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of education to reschedule cancelled regents examinations

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Jun 13, 2012 print number 3803b
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 11, 2011 amended on third reading 3803a
May 09, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2011 1st report cal.456
Mar 04, 2011 referred to education

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S3803 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6597B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S3803 - Bill Texts

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Requires the commissioner of education to reschedule cancelled regents examinations within 20 business days of the original date.

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BILL NUMBER:S3803

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to rescheduling regents
examinations

PURPOSE:
To authorize the Commissioner of Education to reschedule Regent
examinations within fifteen business days.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 305 of the education law by adding a new
subdivision 42 requiring the Commissioner of Education to reschedule
Regents examinations within 15 business days if the examination was
cancelled for any reason.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently the State Education Commissioner has the authority to
reschedule Regent exams at their discretion.
For example, the Commissioner could decide to reschedule an exam
months after the original exam was cancelled. This is not fair to the
students who put a lot of study time and effort toward preparing for
the exam.
The longer the exam is delayed and eventually rescheduled, the more
difficult it is for students to retain the information they learned.
It also places a burden on teachers who have worked hard on
instructing their students to prepare for the exam and it takes
away the teachers ability to focus on their regular course of
instruction that is required for the rest of the year. Therefore,
this bill is necessary to ensure that there is a uniform statewide
statute and timeline for the Commissioner of Education to reschedule
Regents examinations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  3803

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  rescheduling  regents
  examinations

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 42 to read as follows:
  42. THE  COMMISSIONER  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  TO  RESCHEDULE,  WITHIN
FIFTEEN  BUSINESS  DAYS,  ANY REGENTS EXAMINATION THAT WAS CANCELLED FOR
ANY REASON.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09983-01-1

S3803A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6597B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S3803A - Bill Texts

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Requires the commissioner of education to reschedule cancelled regents examinations within 20 business days of the original date.

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BILL NUMBER:S3803A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to rescheduling regents
examinations

PURPOSE:
To require the Commissioner of Education to reschedule Regent
examinations within twenty business days.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 305 of the education law by adding a new
subdivision 42 requiring the Commissioner of Education to reschedule
Regents examinations within 20 business days if the examination was
cancelled for any reason.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently the State Education Commissioner has the authority to
reschedule Regent exams at their discretion. For example, the
Commissioner could decide to reschedule an exam months after the
original exam was cancelled. This is not fair to the students who put
a lot of study time and effort toward preparing for the exam. The
longer the exam is delayed and eventually rescheduled, the more
difficult it is for students to retain the information they learned
in preparation for the exam. It also places a burden on teachers who
have worked hard on instructing their students to prepare for the
exam and it takes away the teachers ability to focus on their regular
course of instruction that is required for the rest of the year.
Therefore, this bill is necessary to ensure that there is a uniform
statewide statute and timeline for the Commissioner of Education to
reschedule Regents examinations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 3803--A
    Cal. No. 456

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Education  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to rescheduling regents
  examinations

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 42 to read as follows:
  42.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL RESCHEDULE, WITHIN TWENTY BUSINESS DAYS,
ANY REGENTS EXAMINATION THAT WAS CANCELLED FOR ANY REASON.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09983-02-1

S3803B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6597B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S3803B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires the commissioner of education to reschedule cancelled regents examinations within 20 business days of the original date.

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BILL NUMBER:S3803B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to rescheduling regents
examinations

PURPOSE:
Requires the Commissioner of Education to reschedule cancelled Regents
examinations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 305 of the education law by adding a new
subdivision 43.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently the State Education Commissioner has the authority to
reschedule Regent exams at their discretion. For example, the
Commissioner could decide to reschedule an exam months after the
original exam was cancelled. This is not fair to the students who put
a lot of study time and effort toward preparing for the exam. The
longer the exam is delayed and eventually rescheduled, the more
difficult it is for students to retain the information they learned
in preparation for the exam. It also places a burden on teachers who
have worked hard on instructing their students to prepare for the
exam and it takes away the teachers ability to focus on their regular
course of instruction that is required for the rest of the year;
therefore, this bill is necessary to ensure that there is a uniform
statewide statute and timeline for the Commissioner of Education to
reschedule Regents examinations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 3803--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Education  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its  place in the order of third reading -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee 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  rescheduling  regents
  examinations

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 43 to read as follows:
  43. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RESCHEDULE, WITHIN  TWENTY  BUSINESS  DAYS,
ANY REGENTS EXAMINATION THAT WAS CANCELLED FOR ANY REASON.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09983-07-2

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