assembly Bill A8566

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to high school diploma requirements

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Sep 13, 2019 referred to education

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A8566 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A361

A8566 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to require prior to awarding of a high school diploma either a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) to be filed or a waiver stating that the parent or guardian or, if the student is eighteen years of age or older or legally emancipated, the student, understands what the FAFSA is and has chosen not to file an application.

A8566 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8566

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, in relation to high school diploma
  requirements

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 60 to read as follows:
  60.  A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND  REGULATIONS  TO  REQUIRE  AS  A
CONDITION  OF AWARDING A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA TO A STUDENT, THE PARENT OR
GUARDIAN OF SUCH STUDENT OR, IF THE STUDENT IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE  OR
OLDER  OR  LEGALLY  EMANCIPATED, SUCH STUDENT, TO COMPLY WITH ONE OF THE
FOLLOWING:
  (I) COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL  STUDENT  AID
(FAFSA) FOR SUCH STUDENT; OR
  (II) COMPLETE A WAIVER FORM PROMULGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO BE FILED
WITH THE STUDENT'S SCHOOL DISTRICT INDICATING THAT THE PARENT OR GUARDI-
AN OR, IF THE STUDENT IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER OR LEGALLY EMAN-
CIPATED,  THE  STUDENT, UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE FAFSA IS AND HAS CHOSEN NOT
TO FILE AN APPLICATION PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF
THIS PARAGRAPH.
  B. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY,  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE EACH SCHOOL
DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST ONE HIGH SCHOOL TO  PROVIDE  EACH  ELIGIBLE  HIGH
SCHOOL  STUDENT  AND,  IF  APPLICABLE, HIS OR HER PARENT OR GUARDIAN ANY
SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE NECESSARY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES AND  REGU-
LATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  C.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRING
EACH HIGH SCHOOL TO GIVE NOTICE, NO LESS THAN  FOUR  TIMES  DURING  EACH
SCHOOL  YEAR,  WITH  AN  EXPLANATION  TO  EACH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR OF THE

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