senate Bill S142

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides an enforcement mechanism for non-public school educational standards

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Jan 09, 2019 referred to education

S142 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3272
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3204, add §3204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6291, A8612
2017-2018: S1733, A1305
2021-2022: A1317

S142 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an enforcement mechanism for non-public school educational standards.

S142 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S142 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   142

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  required  instruction
  in non-public schools

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (i) of subdivision  2  of  section  3204  of  the
education  law, as amended by section 1 of part SSS of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) Instruction may be given only  by  a  competent  teacher.  In  the
teaching  of  the  subjects  of  instruction prescribed by this section,
English shall be the language of instruction, and text-books used  shall
be  written  in  English, except that for a period of three years, which
period may be extended by the commissioner with  respect  to  individual
pupils, upon application therefor by the appropriate school authorities,
to  a  period not in excess of six years, from the date of enrollment in
school, pupils who, by reason of foreign birth or ancestry have  limited
English  proficiency,  shall  be provided with instructional programs as
specified in subdivision two-a of this section and  the  regulations  of
the  commissioner. The purpose of providing such pupils with instruction
shall be to enable them to develop academically while  achieving  compe-
tence  in  the  English language. Instruction given to a minor elsewhere
than at a public school shall be at least  substantially  equivalent  to
the  instruction  given  to  minors  of  like age and attainments at the
public schools of the city or district where the SCHOOL IS LOCATED OR IF
HOME-SCHOOLED, WHERE THE minor resides.
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  3204-a  to
read as follows:
  §  3204-A. INSTRUCTION REQUIRED IN NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 1. ALL STUDENTS
ATTENDING A  NON-PUBLIC  SCHOOL  SHALL  BE  GIVEN  INSTRUCTION  THAT  IS

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

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