|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 11, 2012||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 05, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 04, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 31, 2012||1st report cal.983|
|May 02, 2012||referred to education|
senate Bill S7331
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7331 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §208-b, Ed L
S7331 - Summary
Requires the department of education to make local diplomas available to certain students.
S7331 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7331 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the availability of a local diploma PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to ensure that students entering ninth grade prior to 2013-14 be permitted to graduate with a local diploma as the Board of Regents evaluate and plan for the implementation of multiple pathways to a high school diploma that takes into consideration multiple assessment options for all students, including those better aligned to assess the skills and knowledge of students with disabilities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends article 5 of the education law to add new section 208-b to require the availability of the local diploma for students entering ninth grade prior to 2013-14. Section 2 requires the New York State Education Department to conduct public hearings to evaluate existing diploma requirements and to develop a report to the legislature and executive that outlines a plan for implementing multiple pathways to a high school diploma. Section 3 sets forth an immediate effective date.
S7331 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7331 I N S E N A T E May 2, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, GRISANTI, RITCHIE, YOUNG -- 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 the availability of a local 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 208-b to read as follows: S 208-B. AVAILABILITY OF A LOCAL DIPLOMA. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE THE LOCAL DIPLOMA AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS WHO ENTER THE NINTH GRADE PRIOR TO THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR. S 2. The department of education shall conduct a series of public hearings throughout the state regarding the development and implementa- tion of multiple pathways to a high school diploma, including but not limited to a state career and technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) diploma pathway. The public hearings shall assist the department in evaluating the current diploma requirements and developing a plan which sets forth the neces- sary legislative and regulatory changes needed to implement multiple pathways to a high school diploma for the students entering the ninth grade in the 2013-14 school year and thereafter. Any newly developed pathways to a high school diploma must take into consideration the needs of students with disabilities unable to achieve the local diploma but for which the former Individual Education Plan diploma is no longer available. Such evaluation and report shall be submitted to the gover- nor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assem- bly within six months of the effective date of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15675-01-2
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