senate Bill S7311

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing all students to participate in a high school gradution ceremony; repealer

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 18, 2018 signed chap.32
Apr 06, 2018 delivered to governor
Feb 12, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.658
substituted for a8947
Jan 08, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.39
Jan 05, 2018 referred to rules

S7311 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8947
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §4402 sub 9, Ed L (as proposed in S. 4729-A and A. 1595-A); amd §3204, Ed L

S7311 - Summary

Relates to allowing all students to participate in a high school graduation ceremony; requires any school board of education to develop policies and procedures to allow all students to participate in a high school graduation ceremony.

S7311 - Sponsor Memo

S7311 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7311

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to allowing all  students
  to  participate  in  a  high school graduation ceremony; and to repeal
  certain provisions of the education law relating thereto

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  9  of  section 4402 of the education law, as
added by a chapter of the laws of 2017 amending the education law relat-
ing to policies that allow students with disabilities to participate  in
a  high  school  graduation  ceremony  as  proposed in legislative bills
numbers S.  4729-A and A. 1595-A, is REPEALED.
  § 2. Section 3204 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 4-b to read as follows:
  4-B.  THE  BOARD  OF EDUCATION OR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EACH SCHOOL
DISTRICT SHALL ESTABLISH A POLICY AND  ADOPT  PROCEDURES  TO  ALLOW  ANY
STUDENT  IN  SUCH  DISTRICT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OF
THE STUDENT'S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS AND ALL RELATED ACTIVITIES IF
SUCH STUDENT HAS BEEN AWARDED  A  SKILLS  AND  ACHIEVEMENT  COMMENCEMENT
CREDENTIAL  OR  CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES COMMENCEMENT
CREDENTIAL BUT HAS NOT OTHERWISE QUALIFIED FOR A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLO-
MA. THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES SHALL PROVIDE ANNUAL WRITTEN NOTICE TO ALL
STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS OR  GUARDIANS  ABOUT  THE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT'S
POLICY AND PROCEDURES ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBDIVISION. NOTH-
ING  IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL COMPEL A STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY AND ACTIVITIES.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SUBDIVISION,  A  STUDENT'S  HIGH  SCHOOL  GRADUATING  CLASS SHALL BE THE
TWELFTH GRADE CLASS WITH WHICH SUCH STUDENT ENTERED INTO NINTH GRADE.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
manner  as  a  chapter  of  the  laws of 2017 amending the education law
relating to policies that allow students with  disabilities  to  partic-
ipate  in  a  high school graduation ceremony as proposed in legislative
bills numbers S.  4729-A and A. 1595-A, takes effect.

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

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