senate Bill S4031B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a commission for the educational advancement of multilingual learners in New York

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.563
substituted for a8211a
Jun 19, 2019 referred to ways and means
Jun 18, 2019 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1543
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 13, 2019 print number 4031b
Jun 13, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
Jun 03, 2019 print number 4031a
Jun 03, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
Feb 25, 2019 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

S4031 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8211
Law Section:
Education

S4031 - Summary

Establishes a commission for the educational advancement of multilingual learners in New York.

S4031 - Sponsor Memo

S4031 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4031

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to establish a commission  for  the  educational  advancement  of
  multilingual  learners  in  New  York; 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.  Commission  established. (a) A commission, to be known as
the commission for the educational advancement of multilingual learners,
hereafter referred to as the commission, is hereby created to study  and
write  a report on the best practices and legislative recommendations to
close the achievement gap  and  high  school  graduation  rates  between
multilingual learners and their English proficient peers from prekinder-
garten  through  twelfth  grade. The report will advise the legislature,
governor, board of regents, and New York state  education  officials  on
the best practices and legislative recommendations to close the achieve-
ment  gap;  and  the feasibility and cost to implement such practices in
schools.
  (b) The commission shall be composed of  nine  members,  appointed  as
follows:  (i)  two  members shall be appointed by the governor; (ii) two
members shall be appointed by the speaker of  the  assembly;  (iii)  two
members  shall  be  appointed  by the temporary president of the senate;
(iv) two members shall be appointed by the commissioner of the New  York
state  department of education; and (v) one member shall be the chancel-
lor of the board of regents or appointed thereof. The  commission  shall
be chaired by a person chosen by a majority vote at the first meeting of
the   commission.  The  vice-chairperson  of  the  commission  shall  be
appointed by the chairperson. Vacancies in the membership of the commis-
sion shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments.
  (c) The commission shall be made up of at  least:  (i)  one  education
professional  who  specializes in English to Speakers of Other Languages

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

Co-Sponsors

S4031A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8211
Law Section:
Education

S4031A - Summary

Establishes a commission for the educational advancement of multilingual learners in New York.

S4031A - Sponsor Memo

S4031A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4031--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  JACKSON,  BIAGGI, KENNEDY, MAY, MYRIE, SALAZAR --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to establish a commission  for  the  educational  advancement  of
  multilingual  learners  in  New  York; 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.  Commission  established. (a) A commission, to be known as
the commission for the educational advancement of multilingual learners,
hereafter referred to as the commission, is hereby created to study  and
prepare  a  report on the best practices and legislative recommendations
to close the achievement gap and high school  graduation  rates  between
multilingual learners and their English proficient peers from prekinder-
garten  through  twelfth  grade. The report will advise the legislature,
governor, board of regents, and New York state  education  officials  on
the  best  practices,  provide policy and legislative recommendations to
close the achievement gap; and the feasibility  and  cost  to  implement
such practices in schools.
  (b)  The  commission shall be composed of eleven members, appointed as
follows: (i) two members shall be appointed by the  governor;  (ii)  two
members  shall  be  appointed  by the speaker of the assembly; (iii) two
members shall be appointed by the temporary  president  of  the  senate;
(iv)  one member shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assem-
bly; (v) one member shall be appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
senate;  (vi)  two  members  shall be appointed by the chancellor of the
board of regents; and (vii) one member shall be the commissioner of  the
New York state education department or appointed thereof who shall serve
as  chairperson  of the commission.   Vacancies in the membership of the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10122-04-9

Co-Sponsors

S4031B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8211
Law Section:
Education

S4031B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a commission for the educational advancement of multilingual learners in New York.

S4031B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4031B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4031--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  JACKSON,  BIAGGI, KENNEDY, MAY, MYRIE, SALAZAR --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to establish a commission  for  the  educational  advancement  of
  multilingual  learners  in  New  York; 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.  Commission  established. (a) A commission, to be known as
the commission for the educational advancement of multilingual learners,
hereafter referred to as the commission, is hereby created to study  and
prepare  a  report on the best practices and legislative recommendations
to close the achievement gap and high school  graduation  rates  between
multilingual learners and their English proficient peers from prekinder-
garten  through  twelfth  grade. The report will advise the legislature,
governor, board of regents, and New York state  education  officials  on
the  best  practices,  provide policy and legislative recommendations to
close the achievement gap; and the feasibility  and  cost  to  implement
such practices in schools.
  (b)  The  commission shall be composed of eleven members, appointed as
follows: (i) two members shall be appointed by the  governor;  (ii)  two
members  shall  be  appointed  by the speaker of the assembly; (iii) two
members shall be appointed by the temporary  president  of  the  senate;
(iv)  one member shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assem-
bly; (v) one member shall be appointed by the  minority  leader  of  the
senate;  (vi)  two  members  shall be appointed by the chancellor of the
board of regents; and (vii) one member shall be the commissioner of  the
New York state education department or appointed thereof who shall serve

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

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