senate Bill S1624

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing boards of education of every school district to require minors who are five years of age to attend kindergarten

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 20, 2019 signed chap.703
Dec 17, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.431
substituted for a7112
Mar 26, 2019 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 25, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 20, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 19, 2019 1st report cal.312
Jan 15, 2019 referred to education

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S1624 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7112
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3205, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10294

S1624 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing boards of education of every school district to require minors who are five years of age to attend kindergarten.

S1624 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1624 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1624

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 allowing  a  board  of
  education  to  require  minors  who  are  five  years of age to attend
  kindergarten

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

  Section  1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 3205 of the educa-
tion law, as amended by chapter 277 of the laws of 2017, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  c.  The  board of education [of the Syracuse city school district, the
board of education of the city school district of the city of New  York,
the  board  of  education  of  the  city  school district of the city of
Rochester, the board of education of the city  school  district  of  the
city of Utica, the board of education of the city school district of the
city  of  Buffalo  the board of education of the city school district of
the city of Cohoes, the board of education of the city  school  district
of the city of Watervliet, and the board of education of the city school
district of the city of Yonkers are] OF EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN THE
STATE  IS  hereby authorized to require minors who are five years of age
on or before December first to attend kindergarten instruction. However,
the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to:
  (i) Minors whose parents elect not to enroll their children in  school
until the following September.
  (ii) Students enrolled in non-public schools or in home instruction.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04323-01-9

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