senate Bill S3957

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes and requires the board of regents to set acceptable standards for the issuance of diplomas to students who are homeschooled

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Feb 28, 2013 referred to education

S3957 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9680
2015-2016: A6426
2017-2018: A4183
2019-2020: A1286
2021-2022: A1629

S3957 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes and requires the board of regents to set acceptable standards for the issuance of diplomas to students who are homeschooled.

S3957 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3957 (ACTIVE) - 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

                            February 28, 2013

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

AN ACT relating to authorizing and requiring the board of regents to set
  acceptable standards for the issuance of diplomas to students who  are


  Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  "The  Home-
schooled Graduate High School Diploma Act".
  S  2. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the
board of regents of the state of  New  York  is  hereby  authorized  and
required  to  set  acceptable  standards for the issuance of high school
diplomas to students who are homeschooled. The  board  of  regents  must
insure  and  shall require that such diplomas are acceptable as proof of
completion of an approved course of learning up  to  the  twelfth  grade
level  by  all  higher education institutions licensed and accredited to
operate in the state of New York.  All diplomas issued pursuant to  this
act  shall  be  equivalent in all regards to the generally-accepted high
school diploma issued pursuant to the authority of the board of regents.
  S 3. 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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