senate Bill S5365

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Changes the name of the general education development exam to the high school equivalency exam

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1329
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 13, 2014 reported and committed to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to new york city education subcommittee
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1117
reported and committed to education
committee discharged and committed to new york city education subcommittee
May 16, 2013 referred to education

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S5365 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§317, 355, 6206 & 6301, Ed L; amd §2807-g, Pub Health L; amd §336, Soc Serv L; amd §§2 & 803, Cor L

S5365 - Summary

Changes the name of the general education development exam to the high school equivalency exam.

S5365 - Sponsor Memo

S5365 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5365

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, the public  health  law,  the  social
  services law and the correction law, in relation to high school equiv-
  alency exams

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

  Section 1. Section 317 of the education law, as added by  chapter  170
of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  S 317. [General  education  development] HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY exam.
Notwithstanding any provision of law, no fee shall  be  established  for
admission to the [general education development] HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
exam.
  S  2.  Subdivision  4  of  section 2807-g of the public health law, as
added by chapter 1 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  4. Eligible programs shall include programs which provide one or  more
of the following services in connection with training an eligible worker
to: (i) obtain a new position, (ii) continue to meet the requirements of
an  existing  position,  or (iii) otherwise meet the requirements of the
changing health care industry: (a) assessments to help determine  train-
ing  needs; (b) remediation, including preparation in English for speak-
ers or writers of other languages, instruction in basic reading or math-
ematics, or completion of  requirements  for  a  [general]  HIGH  SCHOOL
equivalency  diploma [(GED)]; (c) basic skills development; (d) reorien-
tation; and (e) skills and  educational  enhancement,  including,  where
appropriate,  the  provision  of  college level or college degree course
work. To the extent that an eligible program is  providing  services  to
train  eligible  workers to obtain a new position or to continue to meet
the requirements of an existing position only, reimbursement shall  also
be  available  to  an  eligible  organization for the actual cost of any
employment or  employment-related  expenses  incurred  by  the  eligible

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10873-03-3

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