Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 10, 2018||
referred to education
Senate Bill S8701
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S8701 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Education
- Law Section:
2017-S8701 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8701 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a task force to study school start times SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends an establishment to determine the amount of New York State middle schools and high schools beginning their school day at 8:30 a.m. and those that begin after. Section 2 amends the task force shall be comprised of two member appointed by the governor, two members appointed by the temporary presi- dent of the senate; two member appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and one member appointed by the commissioner of the department of educa- tion. One of the appointments by the governor shall serve as chairperson of the task force. Section 3 amends this act shall take effect immediately.
2017-S8701 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8701 I N S E N A T E May 10, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to establish a task force to study school start times THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. a. A task force is hereby established to study the feasi- bility of all middle schools and high schools beginning their school day at 8:30 a.m. or later. b. The task force shall: (i) study the feasibility of all New York state middle schools and high schools beginning their school day at 8:30 a.m. or later; (ii) determine the amount of New York state middle schools and high schools that currently begin their school day before 8:30 a.m. and those that begin after, in addition to: (1) the socio-economic environment of such schools; and (2) the logistical justifications such schools may have for their start time; (iii) study data on sleep deprivation of middle school and high school students, and the effect of school start times on such sleep depri- vation; and (iv) determine if any encumbrances exist that would inhibit the department of education from implementing such a measure, such as: (1) union-related contracts or local regulations; (2) school bus and logistical issues; and (3) after-school sports and activities. c. No later than one year after the effective date of this act, the task force shall report its findings to the governor and the legisla- ture, as described under subdivision b this section. § 2. a. The task force shall be comprised of: (i) two members appointed by the governor; (ii) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate; (iii) two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and (iv) one member appointed by the commissioner of the department of education. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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