assembly Bill A1727

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes St. Patrick's day as a school holiday for all city school districts of one million or more with an Irish-American population of 7.5% or more

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A1727 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4167
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, amd §3604, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9402, S6747
2017-2018: A6360, S1933
2021-2022: A947

A1727 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes St. Patrick's day, March 17th, as a school holiday for all city school districts of cities of one million inhabitants or more.

A1727 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1727

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PHEFFER AMATO, COLTON, COOK -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing  the  St.
  Patrick's Day school holiday

  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 3204-a
to read as follows:
  § 3204-A. ST. PATRICK'S DAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY. 1. THE 17TH DAY OF  MARCH,
COMMONLY  KNOWN  AS ST. PATRICK'S DAY, SHALL BE A SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOR ALL
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  2. A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  SHALL
MEAN A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION
OR MORE INHABITANTS.
  3.  THE  SCHOOL  AUTHORITIES OF A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE HEREBY
AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO CAUSE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN SUCH DISTRICT
TO BE CLOSED ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
  § 2. Section 3604 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 7-c to read as follows:
  7-C.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR PURPOSES OF ANY
CALCULATION UNDER SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OR  EIGHT  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL DISREGARD ANY REDUCTION RESULTING FROM OBSERVANCE OF
ST. PATRICK'S DAY AND, IF NECESSARY,  SUCH  OBSERVED  HOLIDAY  SHALL  BE
CALCULATED AS A SESSION DAY.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
completed on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03718-01-9