senate Bill S7522A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to conferring a state seal of biliteracy for students who achieve certain criteria in the language arts

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10292 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2012 signed chap.271
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1533
substituted for s7522a
Jun 21, 2012 substituted by a10292a
ordered to third reading cal.1533
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2012 print number 7522a
amend and recommit to education
May 31, 2012 referred to education

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Bill Amendments

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S7522 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10292A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §815, Ed L

S7522 - Summary

Relates to conferring a state seal of biliteracy for students who achieve certain criteria in the language arts.

S7522 - Sponsor Memo

S7522 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7522

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 a state seal of  bili-
  teracy

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. (a) It is the intent of the legislature
to encourage excellence for all pupils, and the  legislature  wishes  to
publicly   recognize  pupils  for  exemplary  achievements  in  academic
studies.
  (b) The study of  languages  other  then  English  in  elementary  and
secondary  schools  should  be  encouraged  because  it contributes to a
pupil's cognitive development and to our national economy and security.
  (c) Proficiency in multiple languages is critical in enabling New York
to participate effectively in a global political, social,  and  economic
context, and in expanding trade with other countries.
  (d) The demand for employees to be fluent in more than one language is
increasing both in New York and throughout the world.
  (e)  The benefits to employers in having staff fluent in more than one
language are clear: access to  an  expanded  market,  allowing  business
owners  to  better serve their customers' needs, and the sparking of new
marketing ideas that better target a  particular  audience  and  open  a
channel of communication with customers.
  (f)  It  is the intent of the legislature to promote linguistic profi-
ciency and cultural literacy in one or more  languages  in  addition  to
English and to provide recognition of the attainment of those needed and
important skills through the establishment of the state seal of biliter-
acy.  A  state  seal  of  biliteracy would be affixed on the high school
diplomas and transcripts of graduating pupils attaining  proficiency  in
one or more languages in addition to English.
  S  2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 815 to read
as follows:
  S 815. STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY. 1. (A) THE STATE SEAL  OF  BILITERACY
IS  ESTABLISHED  TO  RECOGNIZE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO HAVE ATTAINED A

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

S7522A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10292A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §815, Ed L

S7522A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to conferring a state seal of biliteracy for students who achieve certain criteria in the language arts.

S7522A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7522A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7522--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 a state seal of bili-
  teracy

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. (a) It is the intent of the legislature
to  encourage  excellence  for all pupils, and the legislature wishes to
publicly  recognize  pupils  for  exemplary  achievements  in   academic
studies.
  (b)  The  study  of  languages  other  then  English in elementary and
secondary schools should be  encouraged  because  it  contributes  to  a
pupil's cognitive development and to our national economy and security.
  (c) Proficiency in multiple languages is critical in enabling New York
to  participate  effectively in a global political, social, and economic
context, and in expanding trade with other countries.
  (d) The demand for employees to be fluent in more than one language is
increasing both in New York and throughout the world.
  (e) The benefits to employers in having staff fluent in more than  one
language  are  clear:  access  to  an expanded market, allowing business
owners to better serve their customers' needs, and the sparking  of  new
marketing  ideas  that  better  target  a particular audience and open a
channel of communication with customers.
  (f) It is the intent of the legislature to promote  linguistic  profi-
ciency  and  cultural  literacy  in one or more languages in addition to
English and to provide recognition of the attainment of those needed and
important skills through the establishment of the state seal of biliter-
acy. A state seal of biliteracy would be  affixed  on  the  high  school
diplomas  and  transcripts of graduating pupils attaining proficiency in
one or more languages in addition to English.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 815 to  read
as follows:

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

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