senate Bill S4788

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes procedures related to home instruction

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Apr 17, 2015 referred to education

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S4788 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3210 & 3602-c, add §3229, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S464

S4788 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes procedures related to home instruction to assist school authorities and parents.

S4788 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4788 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4788

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 home instruction

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

  Section  1. Paragraph d of subdivision 2 of section 3210 of the educa-
tion law is amended to read as follows:
  d. Exception. In applying the foregoing requirements a minor  required
to  attend upon full time day instruction by the provisions of THIS part
[one of this article] may be permitted to attend for  a  shorter  school
day  or  for a shorter school year or for both, provided, [in accordance
with the regulations of the state education department,] the instruction
he OR SHE receives has been approved by the school authorities as  being
substantially  equivalent  in amount and quality to that required by the
provisions of THIS part [one of this article].  HOME  INSTRUCTION  OF  A
MINOR  THAT  IS  CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO
HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS PART SHALL BE DEEMED  TO  COMPLY  WITH  THIS
SECTION  AND  SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FOUR
OF THIS PART.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3229 to read
as follows:
  S 3229. HOME INSTRUCTION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION IS TO  ESTABLISH
PROCEDURES TO ASSIST SCHOOL AUTHORITIES IN FULFILLING THEIR RESPONSIBIL-
ITY UNDER SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FOUR AND
PARAGRAPH D OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TEN
OF  THIS  PART AND TO ASSIST PARENTS WHO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO PROVIDE
REQUIRED INSTRUCTION AT  HOME  TO  SUCH  STUDENTS  IN  FULFILLING  THEIR
RESPONSIBILITIES  PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND
TWO HUNDRED TWELVE OF THIS PART.   COMPLIANCE WITH THIS  SECTION  DEMON-
STRATES  THE COMPETENCY OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND VERIFIES THAT THE INSTRUC-
TION BEING PROVIDED AT HOME TO STUDENTS OF COMPULSORY SCHOOL  ATTENDANCE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07873-01-5

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