senate Bill S5131A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to admission of institutions of higher education for pupils receiving a home instruction education or a non-public school program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2018 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jun 04, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 31, 2018 1st report cal.1470
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2017 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1886
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 18, 2017 print number 5131a
May 18, 2017 amend and recommit to education
Mar 09, 2017 referred to education

Votes

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May 31, 2018 - Education committee Vote

S5131A
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: May 31, 2018

absent (1)
excused (1)

Jun 19, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S5131A
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S5131 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8969
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §312-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S944
2011-2012: S561
2013-2014: S2506, A9193
2015-2016: S841, A43

S5131 - Summary

Relates to admission to institutions of higher education for pupils receiving home instruction; prohibits the commissioner from requiring pupils who have completed the requirements of a home school education or a non-public school program to obtain or submit proof of having obtained a general education development certificate or any accredited diploma.

S5131 - Sponsor Memo

S5131 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5131

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 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 admission into  insti-
  tutions of higher education for pupils receiving home instruction

  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  312-a
to read as follows:
  § 312-A. FAIR PRACTICES FOR HOME SCHOOL APPLICANTS. 1. THE COMMISSION-
ER  SHALL  NOT  REQUIRE  A PUPIL WHO HAS COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS OF A
HOME INSTRUCTION EDUCATION OR A NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAM, AND  WHO  HAS
SUBMITTED  TEST SCORES AND OTHER ADMISSIONS MATERIAL USED BY POST-SECON-
DARY INSTITUTIONS THAT QUALIFY THE PUPIL FOR ADMISSION TO AN INSTITUTION
OF HIGHER EDUCATION, TO OBTAIN OR SUBMIT  PROOF  OF  HAVING  OBTAINED  A
GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE OR ANY ACCREDITED DIPLOMA.
  2.  A  PUPIL  WHO HAS COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS OF A HOME INSTRUCTION
EDUCATION OR NON-PUBLIC PROGRAM SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A NOTARIZED
TRANSCRIPT, WHICH DEMONSTRATES COMPLETION OF A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION  IN
A  HOME  INSTRUCTION  OR  NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SETTING, FOR ADMISSION TO AN
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SUCH TRANSCRIPT  SHALL  BE  ACCEPTED
AND  THE  PUPIL  ADMITTED  ON  AN EQUAL BASIS WITH ALL OTHER APPLICANTS,
REGARDLESS OF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND.
  3. THE HOME INSTRUCTION OR NON-PUBLIC PROGRAM GRADUATE SHALL BE ELIGI-
BLE TO RECEIVE THEIR EARNED POST-SECONDARY DEGREE OR DIPLOMA  WHEN  THEY
HAVE  FULFILLED THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST-SECONDARY DEGREE OR PROGRAM
REQUIREMENTS AND SUCH DEGREE CANNOT BE WITHHELD.
  4. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "INSTITUTION OF HIGHER  EDUCATION"
SHALL  MEAN  ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION RECOGNIZED AND APPROVED
BY THE REGENTS OR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WHICH PROVIDES
A COURSE OF STUDY LEADING TO THE GRANTING OF A POST-SECONDARY DEGREE  OR
DIPLOMA.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S5131A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8969
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §312-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S944
2011-2012: S561
2013-2014: S2506, A9193
2015-2016: S841, A43

S5131A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to admission to institutions of higher education for pupils receiving home instruction; prohibits the commissioner from requiring pupils who have completed the requirements of a home school education or a non-public school program to obtain or submit proof of having obtained a general education development certificate or any accredited diploma.

S5131A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5131A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5131--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ROBACH, AVELLA, FUNKE, HELMING, 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 admission into  insti-
  tutions of higher education for pupils receiving home instruction

  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  312-a
to read as follows:
  § 312-A. FAIR PRACTICES FOR HOME SCHOOL APPLICANTS. 1. THE COMMISSION-
ER  SHALL  NOT  REQUIRE  A PUPIL WHO HAS COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS OF A
HOME INSTRUCTION EDUCATION OR A NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAM, AND  WHO  HAS
SUBMITTED  TEST SCORES AND OTHER ADMISSIONS MATERIAL USED BY POST-SECON-
DARY INSTITUTIONS THAT QUALIFY THE PUPIL FOR ADMISSION TO AN INSTITUTION
OF HIGHER EDUCATION OR AN INSTITUTION REGULATED BY THE BUREAU OF PROPRI-
ETARY SCHOOL SUPERVISION, TO OBTAIN OR SUBMIT PROOF OF HAVING OBTAINED A
GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE OR ANY ACCREDITED DIPLOMA.
  2. A PUPIL WHO HAS COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS OF  A  HOME  INSTRUCTION
EDUCATION OR NON-PUBLIC PROGRAM SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A NOTARIZED
TRANSCRIPT,  WHICH DEMONSTRATES COMPLETION OF A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION IN
A HOME INSTRUCTION OR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SETTING,  FOR  ADMISSION  TO  AN
INSTITUTION  OF  HIGHER  EDUCATION  OR  AN  INSTITUTION REGULATED BY THE
BUREAU OF PROPRIETARY SCHOOL SUPERVISION AND SUCH  TRANSCRIPT  SHALL  BE
ACCEPTED  AND THE PUPIL ADMITTED ON AN EQUAL BASIS WITH ALL OTHER APPLI-
CANTS, REGARDLESS OF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND.
  3. THE HOME INSTRUCTION OR NON-PUBLIC PROGRAM GRADUATE SHALL BE ELIGI-
BLE TO RECEIVE THEIR EARNED POST-SECONDARY DEGREE,  DIPLOMA  OR  CERTIF-
ICATE  WHEN  THEY  HAVE FULFILLED THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST-SECONDARY
DEGREE OR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SUCH DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE CANNOT  BE
WITHHELD.

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

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