senate Bill S2506

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to admission of institutions of higher education for pupils receiving a home instruction education or a non-public school program

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 18, 2013 referred to education

S2506 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9193
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง312-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S561
2009-2010: S944

S2506 - Summary

Relates to admission to institutions of higher education for pupils receiving home instruction; prohibits the commissioner from requiring pupils who have completed the requirements of a home school education or a non-public school program to obtain or submit proof of having obtained a general education development certificate or any accredited diploma.

S2506 - Sponsor Memo

S2506 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2506

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

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 admission into  insti-
  tutions of higher education for pupils receiving home instruction

  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  312-a
to read as follows:
  S 312-A. FAIR PRACTICES FOR HOME SCHOOL APPLICANTS. 1. THE COMMISSION-
ER  SHALL  NOT  REQUIRE  A PUPIL WHO HAS COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS OF A
HOME INSTRUCTION EDUCATION OR A NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAM, AND  WHO  HAS
SUBMITTED  TEST SCORES AND OTHER ADMISSIONS MATERIAL USED BY POST-SECON-
DARY INSTITUTIONS THAT QUALIFY THE PUPIL FOR ADMISSION TO AN INSTITUTION
OF HIGHER EDUCATION, TO OBTAIN OR SUBMIT  PROOF  OF  HAVING  OBTAINED  A
GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE OR ANY ACCREDITED DIPLOMA.
  2.  A  PUPIL  WHO HAS COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS OF A HOME INSTRUCTION
EDUCATION OR NON-PUBLIC PROGRAM SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A NOTARIZED
TRANSCRIPT, WHICH DEMONSTRATES COMPLETION OF A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION  IN
A  HOME  INSTRUCTION  OR  NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SETTING, FOR ADMISSION TO AN
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SUCH TRANSCRIPT  SHALL  BE  ACCEPTED
AND  THE  PUPIL  ADMITTED  ON  AN EQUAL BASIS WITH ALL OTHER APPLICANTS,
REGARDLESS OF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND.
  3. THE HOME INSTRUCTION OR NON-PUBLIC PROGRAM GRADUATE SHALL BE ELIGI-
BLE TO RECEIVE THEIR EARNED POST-SECONDARY DEGREE OR DIPLOMA  WHEN  THEY
HAVE  FULFILLED THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST-SECONDARY DEGREE OR PROGRAM
REQUIREMENTS AND SUCH DEGREE CANNOT BE WITHHELD.
  4. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "INSTITUTION OF HIGHER  EDUCATION"
SHALL  MEAN  ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION RECOGNIZED AND APPROVED
BY THE REGENTS OR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WHICH PROVIDES
A COURSE OF STUDY LEADING TO THE GRANTING OF A POST-SECONDARY DEGREE  OR
DIPLOMA.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07206-01-3

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