senate Bill S7414

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to high school equivalency diplomas

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May 14, 2014 referred to education

S7414 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7873A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §317-a, amd §§355, 6206 & 6301, Ed L; amd §97-hhh, St Fin L; amd §2807-g, Pub Health L; amd §336, Soc Serv L; amd §§803 & 2, Cor L; amd §§3-209 & 21-703, NYC Ad Cd; amd §58, Civ Serv L

S7414 - Summary

Relates to high school equivalency diplomas.

S7414 - Sponsor Memo

S7414 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7414

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, the state  finance  law,  the  public
  health  law, the social services law, the correction law, the adminis-
  trative code of the city of New York and the  civil  service  law,  in
  relation to high school equivalency diplomas

  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  317-a
to read as follows:
  S  317-A.  HIGH  SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAMS. NO FEE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED
FOR ADMISSION TO ANY EXAM THAT WOULD AWARD  A  HIGH  SCHOOL  EQUIVALENCY
DIPLOMA OR ITS EQUIVALENT, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  S  2. Clause (ii) of subparagraph 8 of paragraph h of subdivision 2 of
section 355 of the education law, as added by chapter 327 of the laws of
2002, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) attended an approved New York state program  for  [general]  HIGH
SCHOOL  equivalency  diploma exam preparation, received a [general] HIGH
SCHOOL equivalency diploma issued within New York state and applied  for
attendance at an institution or educational unit of the state university
within  five  years  of  receiving  a  [general] HIGH SCHOOL equivalency
diploma issued within New York state; or
  S 3. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (a-1) of subdivision 7 of  section
6206  of  the  education  law,  as amended by chapter 260 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) attended an approved New York state program  for  [general]  HIGH
SCHOOL  equivalency  diploma exam preparation, received a [general] HIGH
SCHOOL equivalency diploma issued within New York state and applied  for
attendance  at an institution or educational unit of the city university
within five years of  receiving  a  [general]  HIGH  SCHOOL  equivalency
diploma issued within New York state; or
  S  4.  Subparagraph  (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 7 of section
6206 of the education law, as amended by chapter  327  of  the  laws  of
2002, is amended to read as follows:

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

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