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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S2764
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S2764 - Details
S2764 - Summary
Provides an exception to high school athletic competition eligibility by permitting pupils with a developmental or physical disability to compete for a fifth year.
S2764 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2764 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to eligi- bility for senior high school athletic competition PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: An act to add a new Section 3208-b of the Education Law to allow high school students with a developmental or physical disability to continue participation in interscholastic sports for a fifth year. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill would direct the Commissioner of Education to draft a regulation that would allow a school district superintendent and athletic director to apply for a waiver of the four- year limitation on eligibility for interscholastic athletic competition when a student has a developmental or physical disability. This regulation also sets forth the guidelines by which the school district's Section of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association can grant such a waiver. JUSTIFICATION: The public education system entrusts the state with the responsibility for education of the whole person, including character, knowledge and other skills and abilities. Participation in interscholas- tic sports helps students in the development of the whole person by contributing to social skills, self-esteem and team building.
S2764 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2764 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- 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 eligibility for senior high school athletic competition 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 3208-b to read as follows: S 3208-B. ELIGIBILITY FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COMPETITION; DISABILITY EXCEPTION. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO ALLOW A WAIVER OF THE FOUR-YEAR LIMITATION ON ELIGIBILITY FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COMPETITION WHEN A STUDENT WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY, WHO IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO COMPETE AND HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR SUCH COMPETITION IN THE PAST, HAS NOT YET GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEFINE DEVELOPMENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABIL- ITY FOR PURPOSES OF THIS WAIVER IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART 200 OF THE COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS. SUCH WAIVER SHALL BE REQUESTED BY THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF SUCH STUDENT'S SCHOOL AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SUCH SCHOOL'S DISTRICT AND MAY BE GRANTED BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SECTION OF THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. SUCH WAIVER SHALL ONLY ALLOW PARTICIPATION ON AN UNOFFICIAL, NON-SCORING BASIS IN A NON-CONTACT OR NON-COLLISION SPORT, PROVIDED THAT ANOTHER QUALIFIED STUDENT, WHO IS OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION, IS NOT DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05155-01-3
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