senate Bill S5472A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2019 print number 5472a
Jun 04, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to education
May 01, 2019 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S5472 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A706
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3235, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6814
2015-2016: S2175, A3678
2017-2018: S465, A445

S5472 - Summary

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

S5472 - Sponsor Memo

S5472 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5472

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINEZ, ROBACH -- 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  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.
THE  MINIMUM,  COMPOSITE  TEST  SCORE  THAT A STUDENT MUST ACHIEVE SHALL
PLACE THE STUDENT AT OR ABOVE  THE  THIRTY-FOURTH  PERCENTILE  BASED  ON
NATIONAL  NORMS.  THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN SHALL SUBMIT THE EXAMINA-
TION RESULTS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT; OR

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

Co-Sponsors

S5472A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A706
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3235, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6814
2015-2016: S2175, A3678
2017-2018: S465, A445

S5472A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5472A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5472A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5472--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINEZ, ROBACH, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion  --  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
BOARD  OF  EDUCATION  OR  TRUSTEE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY REQUIRE ADDI-
TIONAL ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS;
  3. THE STUDENT SHALL ONLY BE ELIGIBLE TO TRY OUT FOR  AND  PARTICIPATE
ON THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE'S INTERSCHOOL ATHLETIC TEAM; AND
  4.  TRANSPORTATION  SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF THE
STUDENT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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