senate Bill S160

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the Asian Lunar New Year day as a school holiday for all city school districts of one million or more with an Asian population of 7.5% or more

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S160 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A276
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, amd §3604, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S27, A1883
2009-2010: S33, S5387, A4090

S160 - Summary

Establishes the Asian Lunar New Year day as a school holiday for all city school districts of cities of one million inhabitants or more, with an Asian population of seven and one-half percent or more; uses the year 2010 federal decennial census as the basis for calculation of the Asian population.

S160 - Sponsor Memo

S160 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   160

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 establishing the Asian
  Lunar New Year school holiday

  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 3204-a
to read as follows:
  S 3204-A. ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR SCHOOL HOLIDAY. 1. THE DAY OF THE ASIAN
LUNAR  CALENDAR  DESIGNATED  AS THE FIRST DAY OF A NEW YEAR AND COMMONLY
KNOWN AS "ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR'S DAY" SHALL BE A SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOR  ALL
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  2.  A  QUALIFIED  SCHOOL DISTRICT, FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, SHALL
INCLUDE A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF A CITY  HAVING  A  POPULATION  OF  ONE
MILLION  OR  MORE INHABITANTS AND HAVING AN ASIAN POPULATION EQUAL TO OR
GREATER THAN SEVEN AND ONE-HALF PERCENT THEREOF. THE  ASIAN  POPULATION,
FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, SHALL INCLUDE THOSE PERSONS, ADULTS AND
CHILDREN, WHO ARE FULLY OR PARTIALLY OF ASIAN DESCENT AND SHALL  INCLUDE
ALL  THOSE  PERSONS  AND ETHNIC GROUPS IDENTIFIED AS ASIAN BY THE UNITED
STATES CENSUS BUREAU FOR PURPOSES OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND  TEN  FEDERAL
DECENNIAL CENSUS.
  3. THE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES OF EVERY QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE HERE-
BY  AUTHORIZED  AND  DIRECTED  TO  CAUSE  ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN SUCH
DISTRICT TO BE CLOSED ON ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR DAY.
  S 2. Section 3604 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 7-b to read as follows:
  7-B.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR PURPOSES OF ANY
CALCULATION UNDER SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OR  EIGHT  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL DISREGARD ANY REDUCTION RESULTING FROM OBSERVANCE OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00202-01-3

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