Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to education
|Jan 14, 2015||
referred to education
Senate Bill S1799
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S1799 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S1799 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1799 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a young farmer apprentice program PURPOSE: To establish a young farmer apprentice program. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 1950 of the education law, which encompasses the powers, duties and responsibilities of boards of cooperative educational services, to establish and encourage a young farmer apprentice program under the auspices of Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Section 2 provides the effective date. EXISTING LAW: Current law does not specifically allow for a young farmer apprentice program. Such programs however, do exist in other states as a way to encourage people to consider farming and agricultural production as a career. By giving BOCES jurisdiction over such a program, this will encourage such programs to take root and give them authenticity.
2015-S1799 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1799 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, BONACIC, CROCI, DeFRANCISCO, FARLEY, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, GRIFFO, LARKIN, LAVALLE, LIBOUS, LITTLE, MARCHIONE, NOZZO- LIO, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, ROBACH, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG -- 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 a young farmer apprentice program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph gg of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the educa- tion law, as amended by chapter 301 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: gg. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a board of cooper- ative educational services may provide training for employment to adults on a space available basis, with consideration given to occupations and industries in demand, and establish reduced adult tuition rates for such training. For the purposes of this section, training for employment for adults shall be offered through state approved sequences or parts there- of of secondary career education instruction. Adults may participate in such instruction and be awarded certificates of completion, but they may not earn credit based on their participation towards a high school diploma. Pursuant to section forty-six hundred two of this chapter, a board of cooperative educational services may establish such reduced rates for participation of adults provided that participation is limited to assigned instructional staff and currently used facilities in sched- uled secondary career education programs, and provided further that such rates may not be less than fifty percent of the tuition rates charged to school districts for the participation of secondary students in the same programs, unless waived by the commissioner based on application of the board of cooperative educational services. This participation of adults at reduced tuition rates shall be in accordance with terms agreed upon EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05708-01-5
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