senate Bill S4161A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the common core parental refusal act

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 15, 2016 print number 4161a
Jan 15, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Mar 04, 2015 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

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S4161 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6025
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2091, A7084

S4161 - Summary

Enacts the common core parental refusal act.

S4161 - Sponsor Memo

S4161 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4161

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MURPHY, FUNKE -- 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 enacting the "common
  core parental refusal 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 "common
core parental refusal act".
  S 2. Section 305 of the education law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 51-a to read as follows:
  51-A.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ENSURE  THAT  SCHOOL DISTRICTS NOTIFY
PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN GRADES  THREE  THROUGH  EIGHT,  EITHER  BY  EMAIL
AND/OR  A MAILED LETTER, THAT SUCH STUDENTS MAY REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN
ALL STATE TESTING PROVIDED BY PEARSON OR ANY OTHER STATE  TESTING  BASED
ON  COMMON  CORE  STANDARDS.  SUCH NOTIFICATION SHALL BE GIVEN NO SOONER
THAN FOURTEEN DAYS AND NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO  THE  SCHEDULED
ADMINISTRATION  OF  SUCH  TESTING.    SUCH  NOTIFICATION  SHALL  READ AS
FOLLOWS:
  "IT IS THE RIGHT OF EVERY PARENT TO DIRECT THE UPBRINGING  AND  EDUCA-
TION  OF  THEIR CHILDREN. PARENTS MAY REFUSE TO PERMIT THEIR CHILDREN TO
TAKE STATE TESTING PROVIDED BY PEARSON OR ANY OTHER STATE TESTING  BASED
ON COMMON CORE STANDARDS. PARENTS WHO REFUSE TO PERMIT THEIR CHILDREN TO
TAKE  SUCH  TESTS MAY FILL OUT AND RETURN THE ATTACHED FORM. NO PUNITIVE
MEASURES MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST STUDENTS WHO REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN SUCH
TESTING, NOR SHALL STUDENTS WHO DO PARTICIPATE IN SUCH  TESTING  RECEIVE
ANY INCENTIVE OR REWARD FOR DOING SO."
  THE  TEXT  OF  SUCH  NOTIFICATION  SHALL  BE POSTED ON SCHOOL DISTRICT
WEBSITES.
  THE RESPONSE FORM, WHICH SHALL BE CONTAINED WITHIN  THE  NOTIFICATION,
SHALL READ AS FOLLOWS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09318-05-5

Co-Sponsors

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S4161A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6025
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2091, A7084

S4161A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the common core parental refusal act.

S4161A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4161A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4161--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MURPHY, FUNKE, ADDABBO, CROCI, DILAN, FARLEY, GALLI-
  VAN,  GRIFFO,  LATIMER,  MARCHIONE,  MARTINS,  ORTT  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  --  recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "common
  core parental refusal 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 "common
core parental refusal act".
  S 2. Section 305 of the education law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 51-b to read as follows:
  51-B.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ENSURE  THAT  SCHOOL DISTRICTS NOTIFY
PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN GRADES  THREE  THROUGH  EIGHT,  EITHER  BY  EMAIL
AND/OR  A MAILED LETTER, THAT SUCH STUDENTS MAY REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN
ALL STATE TESTING PROVIDED BY PEARSON OR ANY OTHER STATE  TESTING  BASED
ON  COMMON  CORE  STANDARDS.  SUCH NOTIFICATION SHALL BE GIVEN NO SOONER
THAN FOURTEEN DAYS AND NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO  THE  SCHEDULED
ADMINISTRATION  OF  SUCH  TESTING.    SUCH  NOTIFICATION  SHALL  READ AS
FOLLOWS:
  "IT IS THE RIGHT OF EVERY PARENT TO DIRECT THE UPBRINGING  AND  EDUCA-
TION  OF  THEIR CHILDREN. PARENTS MAY REFUSE TO PERMIT THEIR CHILDREN TO
TAKE STATE TESTING PROVIDED BY PEARSON OR ANY OTHER STATE TESTING  BASED
ON COMMON CORE STANDARDS. PARENTS WHO REFUSE TO PERMIT THEIR CHILDREN TO
TAKE  SUCH  TESTS MAY FILL OUT AND RETURN THE ATTACHED FORM. NO PUNITIVE
MEASURES MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST STUDENTS WHO REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN SUCH
TESTING, NOR SHALL STUDENTS WHO DO PARTICIPATE IN SUCH  TESTING  RECEIVE
ANY INCENTIVE OR REWARD FOR DOING SO."

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09318-06-6

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