senate Bill S6747A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes St. Patrick's day as a school holiday for all city school districts of one million or more with an Irish-American population of 7.5% or more

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 07, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.315
committee discharged and committed to rules
print number 6747a
Mar 07, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Feb 16, 2016 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S6747 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, amd §3604, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1933
2019-2020: S4167

S6747 - Summary

Establishes St. Patrick's day, March 17th, as a school holiday for all city school districts of cities of one million inhabitants or more.

S6747 - Sponsor Memo

S6747 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6747

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  the  St.
  Patrick's Day school holiday

  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 3204-a
to read as follows:
  S 3204-A. ST. PATRICK'S DAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY. 1. THE 17TH DAY OF  MARCH,
COMMONLY  KNOWN  AS ST. PATRICK'S DAY, SHALL BE A SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOR ALL
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  2. A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  SHALL
INCLUDE  A  CITY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  OF A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE
MILLION OR MORE INHABITANTS  AND  HAVING  AN  IRISH-AMERICAN  POPULATION
EQUAL  TO OR GREATER THAN SEVEN AND ONE-HALF PERCENT THEREOF. THE IRISH-
AMERICAN POPULATION, FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, SHALL  INCLUDE  THOSE
PERSONS,  ADULTS  AND  CHILDREN,  WHO  ARE  FULLY  OR PARTIALLY OF IRISH
DESCENT AND SHALL INCLUDE ALL THOSE PERSONS AND ETHNIC GROUPS IDENTIFIED
AS IRISH-AMERICAN BY THE UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU FOR PURPOSES OF THE
YEAR TWO THOUSAND TEN FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS.
  3. THE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES OF EVERY QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE HERE-
BY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO  CAUSE  ALL  PUBLIC  SCHOOLS  WITHIN  SUCH
DISTRICT TO BE CLOSED ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
  S  2.  Section  3604  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 7-c to read as follows:
  7-C. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR PURPOSES  OF  ANY
CALCULATION  UNDER  SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OR  EIGHT  OF  THIS SECTION, THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL DISREGARD ANY REDUCTION RESULTING FROM OBSERVANCE  OF
ST.  PATRICK'S  DAY  AND,  IF  NECESSARY, SUCH OBSERVED HOLIDAY SHALL BE
CALCULATED AS A SESSION DAY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided that any and all  rules  and  regu-
lations  and  any other measures necessary to implement any provision of
this act on its effective date may be promulgated and taken, respective-
ly, on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S6747A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, amd §3604, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1933
2019-2020: S4167

S6747A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes St. Patrick's day, March 17th, as a school holiday for all city school districts of cities of one million inhabitants or more.

S6747A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6747A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6747--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Education  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing  the  St.
  Patrick's Day school holiday

  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 3204-a
to read as follows:
  S 3204-A. ST. PATRICK'S DAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY. 1. THE 17TH DAY OF  MARCH,
COMMONLY  KNOWN  AS ST. PATRICK'S DAY, SHALL BE A SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOR ALL
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  2. A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  SHALL
MEAN A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION
OR MORE INHABITANTS.
  3.  THE  SCHOOL  AUTHORITIES OF A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE HEREBY
AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO CAUSE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN SUCH DISTRICT
TO BE CLOSED ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
  S 2. Section 3604 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 7-c to read as follows:
  7-C.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR PURPOSES OF ANY
CALCULATION UNDER SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OR  EIGHT  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL DISREGARD ANY REDUCTION RESULTING FROM OBSERVANCE OF
ST. PATRICK'S DAY AND, IF NECESSARY,  SUCH  OBSERVED  HOLIDAY  SHALL  BE
CALCULATED AS A SESSION DAY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have  become a law; provided that any and all rules and regu-
lations and any other measures necessary to implement any  provision  of
this act on its effective date may be promulgated and taken, respective-
ly, on or before such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14090-02-6

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