assembly Bill A8668

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directing the commissioner of education to establish a commission to study the needs of adolescents and the effect that school day start times have on students

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A8668 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education, Commissioner of
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3448

A8668 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to establish a commission to study the needs of adolescents and the effect that school day start times have on the health and academic performance of students.

A8668 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8668

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Education

AN ACT directing the commissioner of education to establish a commission
  to study the needs of adolescents and the effect that school day start
  times have on the health and academic  performance  of  students;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The commissioner of  education  is  hereby  authorized  and
directed  to  create  a  commission  to study and create a report on the
sleep needs of adolescents and the effect that school  day  start  times
have on the health and academic performance of students.
  § 2. The commission shall:
  (i)  study the feasibility of all schools in New York state implement-
ing later school day start times;
  (ii) conduct a review of the scientific  findings  relative  to  sleep
needs  of adolescents and the effect that school day start times have on
the health and academic performance of students;
  (iii) determine the number of districts in the state that have  imple-
mented  later  school day start times for schools and examine the health
and safety impacts  and  academic  performance  of  students,  including
performance on statewide tests; and
  (iv)  identify  resources  and  opportunities  to  assist districts in
implementing minimum standards for healthy school day  start  times  for
schools  consistent  with  the recommendation of the American Academy of
Pediatrics.
  § 3. The commission shall consist of a total of nine members who shall
be appointed not later than the thirtieth day after the  effective  date
of this section and shall include:
  (i) two members appointed by the governor;
  (ii) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;

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