senate Bill S4787A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to school session days

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 26, 2016 print number 4787a
May 26, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 08, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2015 1st report cal.1209
Apr 17, 2015 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 2, 2015 - Education committee Vote

S4787
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S4787 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6040
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L; amd §4-104, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1041, A444
2019-2020: S2876, A815

S4787 - Summary

Relates to school session days; adds general election day to the list of days when school will not be in session; allows a school district to elect to require staff attendance on a general election day or to schedule a professional development day.

S4787 - Sponsor Memo

S4787 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4787

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  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 school session days

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  8  of  section 3604 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 260 of the laws  of  2012,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  8.  No  school shall be in session on a Saturday, GENERAL ELECTION DAY
or a legal holiday, except [general election day,] Washington's birthday
and Lincoln's birthday, and except that driver education classes may  be
conducted  on  a  Saturday. A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY ELECT TO REQUIRE STAFF
ATTENDANCE ON A GENERAL ELECTION  DAY  OR  TO  SCHEDULE  A  PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT  DAY. A deficiency not exceeding four days during any school
year caused by teachers' attendance upon conferences held by superinten-
dents of schools of city school  districts  or  other  school  districts
employing superintendents of schools shall be excused by the commission-
er,  notwithstanding  any  provision  of  law, rule or regulation to the
contrary, a school district may elect to schedule such  conference  days
in  the  last  two  weeks  of  August,  subject to collective bargaining
requirements pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law,  and
such  days shall be counted towards the required one hundred eighty days
of session, provided however, that such scheduling shall not  alter  the
obligation  of the school district to provide transportation to students
in non-public elementary and secondary schools or charter  schools.  The
commissioner  shall  excuse  a deficiency not exceeding four days during
such school year caused by teachers' attendance upon conferences held by
such superintendents, provided that at least two  such  conference  days
during  such  school  year  shall  be dedicated to staff attendance upon
conferences providing staff development relating  to  implementation  of
the new high learning standards and assessments, as adopted by the board

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04519-03-5

Co-Sponsors

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S4787A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6040
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L; amd §4-104, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1041, A444
2019-2020: S2876, A815

S4787A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to school session days; adds general election day to the list of days when school will not be in session; allows a school district to elect to require staff attendance on a general election day or to schedule a professional development day.

S4787A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4787A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4787--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FUNKE, AKSHAR, AMEDORE, AVELLA, GOLDEN, HAMILTON,
  LARKIN, MARCHIONE, VALESKY -- 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 and the election law, in  relation  to
  school session days

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 3604  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  260  of  the  laws  of 2012, is amended to read as
follows:
  8. No school shall be in session on a Saturday, GENERAL  ELECTION  DAY
or a legal holiday, except [general election day,] Washington's birthday
and  Lincoln's birthday, and except that driver education classes may be
conducted on a Saturday. A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY ELECT  TO  REQUIRE  STAFF
ATTENDANCE  ON  A  GENERAL  ELECTION  DAY  OR TO SCHEDULE A PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT DAY. A deficiency not exceeding four days during any  school
year caused by teachers' attendance upon conferences held by superinten-
dents  of  schools  of  city  school districts or other school districts
employing superintendents of schools shall be excused by the commission-
er, notwithstanding any provision of law,  rule  or  regulation  to  the
contrary,  a  school district may elect to schedule such conference days
in the last two  weeks  of  August,  subject  to  collective  bargaining
requirements  pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law, and
such days shall be counted towards the required one hundred eighty  days
of  session,  provided however, that such scheduling shall not alter the
obligation of the school district to provide transportation to  students
in  non-public  elementary and secondary schools or charter schools. The
commissioner shall excuse a deficiency not exceeding  four  days  during

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04519-04-6

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