senate Bill S2489A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the commissioner of education to reschedule cancelled regents examinations

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1482
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 10, 2014 print number 2489a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1180
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 17, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 18, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S2489A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 10, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S2489
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S2489 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4173A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3803B, A6597B

S2489 - 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:S2489

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: 2012: S.2803 - Referred to Education / A.6597 -
Referred to Education 2011: Died on 3rd Reading Calendar A.6597 -
Referred to Education

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2489

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

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 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.
                                                           LBD03995-01-3

S2489A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4173A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3803B, A6597B

S2489A (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:S2489A

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 49.

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:

2013: referred to Education/ A4173 referred to Education
2012: S.2803 - Referred to Education / A.6597 - Referred to Education
2011: Died on 3rd Reading Calendar A.6597 - Referred to Education

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2489--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee 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 44 to read as follows:
  44. 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.
                                                           LBD03995-03-4

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