senate Bill S944

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires all school districts to have a licensed physical education teacher

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

S944 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง803, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7296, A10093

S944 - Summary

Requires all school districts to have a licensed physical education teacher.

S944 - Sponsor Memo

S944 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 requiring  all  school
  districts to have a certified physical education teacher


  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section  803  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  118  of  the  laws  of 1957, is amended to read as
  2. The board of education or trustees of every school  district  regu-
larly  employing  twenty  or  more  teachers  shall employ, WITHIN EVERY
SCHOOL, a teacher or teachers qualified  and  duly  licensed  under  the
regulations  of  the  regents to give [such] PHYSICAL EDUCATION instruc-
tion[; in every other district of the state,  they  shall  require  such
instruction to be given by the teacher or teachers regularly employed to
give instruction in other subjects or by a teacher or teachers qualified
and duly licensed under the regulations of the regents].
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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