senate Bill S2175

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits school districts from disallowing home-schooled students from participating in district interscholastic sports

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 17, 2015 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1770
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 21, 2015 referred to education

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S2175 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3678
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1501-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6814
2017-2018: S465, A445
2019-2020: S5472, A706

S2175 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits school districts from disallowing home-schooled students from participating in district interscholastic sports.

S2175 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2175 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2175

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ROBACH, ESPAILLAT -- 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 prohibiting school
  districts from disallowing home-schooled students  from  participating
  in district interscholastic sports

  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 1501-d
to read as follows:
  S 1501-D. HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS; INTERSCHOLASTIC  SPORTS.    NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, BOARDS OF EDUCATION
OF  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  ARE  PROHIBITED  FROM  DISALLOWING  HOME-SCHOOLED
STUDENTS FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE  DISTRICT'S  INTERSCHOLASTIC  SPORTS,
AND  SHALL  MAKE PROVISION FOR SUCH PARTICIPATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
FOLLOWING:
  (1) HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS SHALL NOT BE DENIED BY  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT
THE  OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES IF THE
STUDENT FULFILLS THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
  (A) THE STUDENT MUST MEET ALL SCHOOL  DISTRICT  PHYSICAL  EXAMINATION,
IMMUNIZATION, AND AGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF:
  (I) THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SCHOOL OR CLASS ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS; AND
  (II) THE CLASS REQUIREMENTS OF THE VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION ADMINISTERING
INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
  (B)  (I)  THE  STUDENT  MUST ACHIEVE A MINIMUM SCORE ON A STANDARDIZED
ACHIEVEMENT TEST PERMITTED UNDER SECTION 100.10  OF  THE  COMMISSIONER'S
REGULATIONS.  THE  EXAMINATION  SHALL BE TAKEN AT THE END OF EACH SCHOOL
YEAR AND SHALL BE USED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING  YEAR.
THE  MINIMUM,  COMPOSITE  TEST  SCORE  THAT A STUDENT MUST ACHIEVE SHALL
PLACE THE STUDENT AT OR ABOVE  THE  THIRTY-FOURTH  PERCENTILE  BASED  ON
NATIONAL  NORMS.  THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN SHALL SUBMIT THE EXAMINA-
TION RESULTS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07875-01-5

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