senate Bill S465A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits school districts from disallowing home-schooled students from participating in district interscholastic sports

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1742
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jun 21, 2017 print number 465a
Jun 21, 2017 amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2017 referred to education

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S465 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A445
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1501-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6814
2015-2016: S2175, A3678
2019-2020: S5472, A706

S465 - Summary

Prohibits school districts from disallowing home-schooled students from participating in district interscholastic sports.

S465 - Sponsor Memo

S465 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   465

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

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  prohibiting  school
  districts  from  disallowing home-schooled students from participating
  in district interscholastic sports

  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 1501-d
to read as follows:
  §  1501-D.  HOME-SCHOOLED  STUDENTS; INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS.  NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, BOARDS OF EDUCATION
OF  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  ARE  PROHIBITED  FROM  DISALLOWING  HOME-SCHOOLED
STUDENTS  FROM  PARTICIPATING  IN THE DISTRICT'S INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS,
AND SHALL MAKE PROVISION FOR SUCH PARTICIPATION IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE
FOLLOWING:
  HOME-SCHOOLED  STUDENTS  SHALL  NOT BE DENIED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT THE
OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN  ALL  INTERSCHOLASTIC  ACTIVITIES  IF  THE
STUDENT FULFILLS THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
  (1)  THE  STUDENT  MUST MEET ALL SCHOOL DISTRICT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION,
IMMUNIZATION, AND AGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF:
  (A) THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SCHOOL OR CLASS ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS; AND
  (B) THE CLASS REQUIREMENTS OF THE VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION  ADMINISTERING
INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
  (2)  (A)  THE  STUDENT  MUST ACHIEVE A MINIMUM SCORE ON A STANDARDIZED
ACHIEVEMENT TEST PERMITTED UNDER SECTION 100.10  OF  THE  COMMISSIONER'S
REGULATIONS.  THE  EXAMINATION  SHALL BE TAKEN AT THE END OF EACH SCHOOL
YEAR AND SHALL BE USED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING  YEAR.
THE  MINIMUM,  COMPOSITE  TEST  SCORE  THAT A STUDENT MUST ACHIEVE SHALL
PLACE THE STUDENT AT OR ABOVE  THE  THIRTY-FOURTH  PERCENTILE  BASED  ON

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

Co-Sponsors

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S465A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A445
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1501-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6814
2015-2016: S2175, A3678
2019-2020: S5472, A706

S465A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits school districts from disallowing home-schooled students from participating in district interscholastic sports.

S465A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S465A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 465--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ROBACH,  AMEDORE, FUNKE, MARCHIONE, O'MARA, ORTT,
  RITCHIE, RIVERA, SANDERS, SEWARD -- 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 prohibiting school
  districts from disallowing home-schooled students  from  participating
  in district interscholastic sports

  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 1501-d
to read as follows:
  § 1501-D. HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS; INTERSCHOLASTIC  SPORTS.    NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, BOARDS OF EDUCATION
OF  SCHOOL DISTRICTS, IN CONSULTATION WITH DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS, MAY
FORMALLY ADOPT A DISTRICT-WIDE POLICY TO ALLOW STUDENTS  TO  PARTICIPATE
IN  THE  DISTRICT'S INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS. THE DISTRICT-WIDE POLICY MAY
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
  HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS SHALL NOT BE DENIED BY A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  THE
OPPORTUNITY  TO  PARTICIPATE  IN  ALL  INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES IF THE
STUDENT FULFILLS THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
  (1) THE STUDENT MUST MEET ALL SCHOOL  DISTRICT  PHYSICAL  EXAMINATION,
IMMUNIZATION, AND AGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF:
  (A) THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SCHOOL OR CLASS ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS; AND
  (B)  THE CLASS REQUIREMENTS OF THE VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION ADMINISTERING
INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
  (2) (A) THE STUDENT MUST ACHIEVE A MINIMUM  SCORE  ON  A  STANDARDIZED
ACHIEVEMENT  TEST  PERMITTED  UNDER SECTION 100.10 OF THE COMMISSIONER'S
REGULATIONS. THE EXAMINATION SHALL BE TAKEN AT THE END  OF  EACH  SCHOOL
YEAR  AND SHALL BE USED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

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

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