assembly Bill A706A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows school districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in district interscholastic sports

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 05, 2019 reported referred to rules
May 29, 2019 print number 706a
May 29, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 09, 2019 referred to education

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A706 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5472
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3235, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6814
2015-2016: A3678, S2175
2017-2018: A445, S465

A706 - Summary

Allows school districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in district interscholastic sports.

A706 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   706

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. STIRPE, ARROYO, ASHBY, BENEDETTO, BLANKENBUSH,
  BRABENEC,  COOK,  CROUCH,  CUSICK,  FINCH,  GOODELL,   JOHNS,   LALOR,
  LAWRENCE,  McDONOUGH,  MIKULIN,  B. MILLER,  MORINELLO, MOSLEY, ORTIZ,
  PALUMBO, PEOPLES-STOKES, RA, RAIA, L. ROSENTHAL,  THIELE,  WOERNER  --
  read once and referred 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, 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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A706A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5472
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3235, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6814
2015-2016: A3678, S2175
2017-2018: A445, S465

A706A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows school districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in district interscholastic sports.

A706A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 706--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. STIRPE, ARROYO, ASHBY, BENEDETTO, BLANKENBUSH,
  BRABENEC,  COOK,  CROUCH,  CUSICK,  FINCH,  GOODELL,   JOHNS,   LALOR,
  LAWRENCE,  McDONOUGH,  MIKULIN,  B. MILLER,  MORINELLO, MOSLEY, ORTIZ,
  PALUMBO, PEOPLES-STOKES,  RA,  RAIA,  L. ROSENTHAL,  THIELE,  WOERNER,
  WALSH,  WALCZYK,  GIGLIO,  CRESPO, MANKTELOW, D. ROSENTHAL, GARBARINO,
  CRUZ, TAYLOR, BARRON, BARCLAY, FITZPATRICK,  M. L. MILLER,  HUNTER  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A.  HAWLEY, RAMOS, STECK, TAGUE -- read
  once  and  referred  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 allowing school
  districts to permit home-schooled students to participate 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  3235
to read as follows:
  §  3235.  HOME  INSTRUCTION  STUDENTS  AND INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS. THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEE OF A SCHOOL  DISTRICT  MAY  ESTABLISH  AND
ADOPT  A  POLICY TO ALLOW A STUDENT WHO RECEIVES HOME INSTRUCTION TO TRY
OUT FOR AND PARTICIPATE ON  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT'S  INTERSCHOOL  ATHLETIC
TEAM.  THE  POLICY  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING
PROVISIONS:
  1. THE STUDENT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO MEET ALL THE SAME RESPONSIBILITIES
AND STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR AND ELIGIBILITY FOR PRACTICE  AND  COMPETITION
AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTICIPATING
ON THE INTERSCHOOL ATHLETIC TEAM INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE HEALTH
EXAMINATION, IMMUNIZATION, AND AGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS;
  2.  THE STUDENT SHALL ANNUALLY MEET ALL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS PURSUANT
TO SECTION 100.10 OF COMMISSIONER REGULATIONS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A

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

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