senate Bill S488

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that students who have an IEP shall not be required to take more than one regents examination in any given day

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

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S488 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2765
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2503, A3289
2009-2010: S6946A, A6736A

S488 - Summary

Provides that students who have an IEP shall not be required to take more than one regents examination in any given day.

S488 - Sponsor Memo

S488 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   488

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 the administration  of
  exams to students with disabilities

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
certain students with disabilities are  allowed  extended  testing  time
according  to their individual education program, or perhaps even accom-
modations provided pursuant to regulations promulgated under section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The legislature  further  finds  that
these  students,  as a result of this extended time allowance, are being
subjected to ten or eleven straight  hours  of  testing  when  they  are
required to take two regents exams on the same date.
  The  legislature  acknowledges  the department of education's need for
security concerning the substance  of  the  examination.  As  such,  the
legislature  understands  the department's continuing hesitance to allow
these students with disabilities to take the exams on  days  other  than
which they had been officially scheduled.
  However, the benefits of providing these children with respite between
each exam far outweighs the potential of one of these students garnering
information about the exam from another student who had previously taken
the  exam.  Therefore,  it is the intent of this legislature to have the
commissioner of education implement  a  process  whereby  students  with
certain  disabilities  are  not  required  to take more than one regents
examination in any given day.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to  read
as follows:
  S  319.  EXAMINATION  OF  STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES WHICH PROVIDE  THAT

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

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