senate Bill S3928A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes school districts to purchase manipulatives with money that has otherwise been set aside for the purchase of textbooks

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2014 print number 3928a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Feb 27, 2013 referred to education

S3928 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §701, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2996B
2009-2010: A7883B

S3928 - Summary

Authorizes school districts to purchase manipulatives with money that has otherwise been set aside for the purchase of textbooks.

S3928 - Sponsor Memo

S3928 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3928

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 allowing the  purchase
  of manipulatives with money set aside for textbooks

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 701 of the education law, as amended by chapter 587
of the laws of 1973, subdivision 2 as amended by section 1 of  part  A-1
of  chapter  58 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter
391 of the laws of 1989, subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 82  of  the
laws of 1995, subdivision 6 as amended by section 6 of part B of chapter
57  of the laws of 2007, subdivision 7 as amended by section 2 of part A
of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997 and subdivision 8 as added by chapter
635 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 701. Power to designate text-books; purchase and loan of text-books;
purchase of supplies. 1. In the several cities and school  districts  of
the  state,  boards  of  education,  trustees or such body or officer as
perform the functions of such boards,  shall  designate  text-books  AND
MANIPULATIVES to be used in the schools under their charge.
  2.  (A)  A text-book, for the purposes of this section shall mean: (i)
any book, or a book substitute, which  shall  include  hard  covered  or
paperback  books,  work books, or manuals and (ii) for expenses incurred
after July first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, any courseware or  other
content-based  instructional  materials in an electronic format, as such
terms are defined in the regulations of the commissioner, which a  pupil
is  required  to  use  as  a text, or a text-substitute, in a particular
class or program in the school he or she legally attends.
  (B) MANIPULATIVES  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  SHALL  MEAN
SUPPLIES  AND MATERIALS USED TO SUPPORT TEACHING AND LEARNING AS PART OF
AN INQUIRY CENTERED CURRICULUM AS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02856-02-3

S3928A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §701, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2996B
2009-2010: A7883B

S3928A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes school districts to purchase manipulatives with money that has otherwise been set aside for the purchase of textbooks.

S3928A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3928A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3928--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 allowing the  purchase
  of manipulatives with money set aside for textbooks

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 701 of the education law, as amended by chapter 587
of the laws of 1973, subdivision 2 as amended by section 1 of  part  A-1
of  chapter  58 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter
391 of the laws of 1989, subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 82  of  the
laws of 1995, subdivision 6 as amended by section 6 of part B of chapter
57  of the laws of 2007, subdivision 7 as amended by section 2 of part A
of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997 and subdivision 8 as added by chapter
635 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 701. Power to designate text-books; purchase and loan of text-books;
purchase of supplies. 1. In the several cities and school  districts  of
the  state,  boards  of  education,  trustees or such body or officer as
perform the functions of such boards,  shall  designate  text-books  AND
MANIPULATIVES to be used in the schools under their charge.
  2.  (A)  A text-book, for the purposes of this section shall mean: (i)
any book, or a book substitute, which  shall  include  hard  covered  or
paperback  books,  work books, or manuals and (ii) for expenses incurred
after July first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, any courseware or  other
content-based  instructional  materials in an electronic format, as such
terms are defined in the regulations of the commissioner, which a  pupil
is  required  to  use  as  a text, or a text-substitute, in a particular
class or program in the school he or she legally attends.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02856-04-3

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