senate Bill S1309A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires cancellation of classes at state universities on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, unless chancellor grants exemption

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2014 print number 1309a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

S1309 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§362 & 6235, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2615
2009-2010: S3925

S1309 - Summary

Provides that no class or any other course of instruction shall be held in any institution within the state or city university on those days of religious observance known as Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur provided, however, that the chancellor, in his discretion, may exempt any institution from such observance.

S1309 - Sponsor Memo

S1309 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1309

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to observance of  certain
  holidays  by  institutions  within  the  state university and the city
  university of New York

  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 361
to read as follows:
  S 361.  HOLIDAYS TO BE OBSERVED.   NO CLASS OR  ANY  OTHER  COURSE  OF
INSTRUCTION SHALL BE HELD IN ANY INSTITUTION WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY
ON  THOSE  DAYS  OF  RELIGIOUS  OBSERVANCE KNOWN AS ROSH HASHANAH OR YOM
KIPPUR PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE CHANCELLOR, IN HIS OR HER DISCRETION,
MAY EXEMPT  ANY  INSTITUTION  FROM  THE  FOREGOING  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6235 to read
as follows:
  S  6235.  HOLIDAYS  TO  BE  OBSERVED.  NO CLASS OR ANY OTHER COURSE OF
INSTRUCTION SHALL BE HELD IN ANY INSTITUTION WITHIN THE CITY  UNIVERSITY
ON  THOSE  DAYS  OF  RELIGIOUS  OBSERVANCE KNOWN AS ROSH HASHANAH OR YOM
KIPPUR PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE CHANCELLOR, IN HIS OR HER DISCRETION,
MAY EXEMPT  ANY  INSTITUTION  FROM  THE  FOREGOING  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  S 3.  This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04191-01-3

S1309A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§362 & 6235, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2615
2009-2010: S3925

S1309A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no class or any other course of instruction shall be held in any institution within the state or city university on those days of religious observance known as Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur provided, however, that the chancellor, in his discretion, may exempt any institution from such observance.

S1309A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1309A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1309--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Higher 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 observance of  certain
  holidays  by  institutions  within  the  state university and the city
  university of New York

  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 362
to read as follows:
  S 362.  HOLIDAYS TO BE OBSERVED.   NO CLASS OR  ANY  OTHER  COURSE  OF
INSTRUCTION SHALL BE HELD IN ANY INSTITUTION WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY
ON  THOSE  DAYS  OF  RELIGIOUS  OBSERVANCE KNOWN AS ROSH HASHANAH OR YOM
KIPPUR PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE CHANCELLOR, IN HIS OR HER DISCRETION,
MAY EXEMPT  ANY  INSTITUTION  FROM  THE  FOREGOING  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6235 to read
as follows:
  S  6235.  HOLIDAYS  TO  BE  OBSERVED.  NO CLASS OR ANY OTHER COURSE OF
INSTRUCTION SHALL BE HELD IN ANY INSTITUTION WITHIN THE CITY  UNIVERSITY
ON  THOSE  DAYS  OF  RELIGIOUS  OBSERVANCE KNOWN AS ROSH HASHANAH OR YOM
KIPPUR PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE CHANCELLOR, IN HIS OR HER DISCRETION,
MAY EXEMPT  ANY  INSTITUTION  FROM  THE  FOREGOING  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  S 3.  This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04191-02-4

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