senate Bill S6383

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the student athlete bill of rights

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Jan 21, 2014 referred to higher education


S6383 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
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S6383 - Summary

Enacts the student athlete bill of rights.

S6383 - Sponsor Memo

S6383 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2014

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting  the  student
  athlete  bill  of  rights;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "student
athlete bill of rights".
  S 2. The Legislature finds and declares the following:
  1. Meeting the educational needs  of  student  athletes  should  be  a
priority for intercollegiate athletic programs.
  2.  New  York's  institutions  of higher education that participate in
Division I and Division II intercollegiate athletics collectively gener-
ate millions of dollars annually in media contracts,  and  this  revenue
would not exist without the efforts of student athletes.
  3.   Student  athletes  generate  large  revenues  for  many  athletic
programs, spend approximately forty  hours  per  week  participating  in
their  respective sports, and suffer current and historically low gradu-
ation rates.
  4.  Providing  adequate  health  and  safety  protection  for  student
athletes can help prevent serious injury and death.
  5.  Current and former student athletes can be left to pay for medical
expenses incurred from injuries suffered while participating  in  inter-
collegiate athletics.
  6.  Institutions  of  higher  education  should  provide their student
athletes with the same due process protection afforded to  students  who
do not participate in athletics.
  7. Athletic programs in this state are subject to federal gender equi-
ty  requirements  under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20
U.S.C. Sec. 1681 et seq.).
  8. An institution of higher education should not  punish  any  student
athlete for transferring to another institution of higher education.

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


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