senate Bill S6222

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the New York state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Rules Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1180
May 11, 2017 referred to education

Votes

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May 23, 2017 - Education committee Vote

S6222
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S6222 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2283
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง4401-b, Ed L

S6222 - Summary

Provides that the New York state career development and occupational studies commencement credential shall be considered a diploma and shall be awarded to students with certain disabilities who have attended school for 12 years.

S6222 - Sponsor Memo

S6222 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6222

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  the  New  York  state
  career development and occupational studies commencement credential

  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 4401-b
to read as follows:
  S 4401-B. HIGH SCHOOL EXITING CREDENTIALS.    1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THE NEW YORK STATE
CAREER  DEVELOPMENT  AND  OCCUPATIONAL  STUDIES  COMMENCEMENT CREDENTIAL
SHALL BE CONSIDERED A DIPLOMA AND BE RENAMED AS SUCH AND SHALL BE ISSUED
AT THE SAME TIME THE STUDENT RECEIVES HIS OR HER LOCAL OR REGENTS DIPLO-
MA OR ANY TIME AFTER SUCH STUDENT  HAS  ATTENDED  SCHOOL  FOR  AT  LEAST
TWELVE  YEARS,  EXCLUDING  KINDERGARTEN, OR HAS RECEIVED A SUBSTANTIALLY
EQUIVALENT EDUCATION ELSEWHERE, OR AT THE END  OF  THE  SCHOOL  YEAR  IN
WHICH A STUDENT ATTAINS THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE.
  2. A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT AWARDS THE NEW YORK STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT
AND  OCCUPATIONAL  STUDIES  COMMENCEMENT  DIPLOMA  TO  MORE  THAN TWENTY
PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES  IN  THE  COHORT,  WHERE  SUCH
DIPLOMA  IS  NOT  A  SUPPLEMENT  TO A LOCAL OR REGENTS DIPLOMA, SHALL BE
REQUIRED TO USE A PORTION OF ITS PART B  INDIVIDUALS  WITH  DISABILITIES
EDUCATION ACT GRANT FUNDS FOR TARGETED ACTIVITIES AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY
THE  DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE APPROPRI-
ATE ACCESS TO PARTICIPATE AND PROGRESS IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION  CURRIC-
ULUM NECESSARY TO EARN A LOCAL OR REGENTS DIPLOMA.
  3.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS ENSURING
THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH THE APPROPRIATE  ACCESS  TO  EARN  A
LOCAL  OR  REGENTS DIPLOMA, INCLUDING PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH MEANINGFUL
ACCESS TO PARTICIPATE AND PROGRESS IN THE GENERAL CURRICULUM  TO  ASSIST
IN MEETING THE STATE'S LEARNING STANDARDS.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately, and shall be deemed to
have been in full force and effect on and after July 1, 2013.

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

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