senate Bill S923

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the education equity act which provides language assistance to parents/guardians who have children enrolled in public school and who do not speak English

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

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S923 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1975
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 66 §§3300 - 3309, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2718A, A5963A
2009-2010: S1326, A7390

S923 - Summary

Establishes the "education equity act" which provides language assistance to parents or guardians who have children enrolled in public school and whose primary language is not English; defines terms; creates an annual language assistance plan to assess language needs in the district; requires the department of education to establish web pages detailing the rights of parents to translation services in each covered language (view more) requires annual reports by each school district to the local board of education.

S923 - Sponsor Memo

S923 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   923

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SERRANO, SAVINO -- 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  establishing  the
  education equity act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "education
equity act".
  S  2.  The education law is amended by adding a new article 66 to read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE 66
                          EDUCATION EQUITY ACT
SECTION 3300. DEFINITIONS.
        3301. SCHOOL-BASED LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PLANS.
        3302. DETERMINATION OF PRIMARY LANGUAGE.
        3303. INTERPRETATION SERVICES REQUIRED.
        3304. TRANSLATION SERVICES REQUIRED.
        3305. NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.
        3306. CERTIFICATION OF TRANSLATION.
        3307. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBSITE.
        3308. REPORTING.
        3309. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
  S 3300. DEFINITIONS. WHEREVER USED  IN  THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS  SHALL HAVE THE RESPECTIVE MEANINGS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH OR INDI-
CATED:
  1. COVERED LANGUAGES. THE TERM "COVERED LANGUAGES" MEANS  TWO  OF  THE
MOST  COMMONLY  SPOKEN LANGUAGES, OTHER THAN ENGLISH, BEING SPOKEN BY AT
LEAST TWO PERCENT, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST PERCENTILE, OF THE  POPULATION
IN  A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN A CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN HAVING A POPULATION
OF LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND INHABITANTS,  TWO  OF  THE

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

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