senate Bill S2939A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the education equity act which provides language assistance to parents/guardians who have children enrolled in public school and who do not speak English

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2020 print number 2939a
Feb 04, 2020 amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Jan 30, 2019 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S2939 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2179
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 67 §§3330 - 3339, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1326, A7390
2011-2012: S2718, A5963
2013-2014: S923, A1975
2015-2016: S711, A2682
2017-2018: S3206, A1317

S2939 - Summary

Establishes the "education equity act" which provides language assistance to parents or guardians who have children enrolled in public school and whose primary language is not English; defines terms; creates an annual language assistance plan to assess language needs in the district; requires the department of education to establish web pages detailing the rights of parents to translation services in each covered language (view more) requires annual reports by each school district to the local board of education.

S2939 - Sponsor Memo

S2939 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2939

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, BAILEY, KAVANAGH, SANDERS, SAVINO, SEPULVE-
  DA -- 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 establishing the
  education equity act

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

  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "education
equity act".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 67  to  read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE 67
                          EDUCATION EQUITY ACT
SECTION 3330. DEFINITIONS.
        3331. SCHOOL-BASED LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PLANS.
        3332. DETERMINATION OF PRIMARY LANGUAGE.
        3333. INTERPRETATION SERVICES REQUIRED.
        3334. TRANSLATION SERVICES REQUIRED.
        3335. NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.
        3336. CERTIFICATION OF TRANSLATION.
        3337. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBSITE.
        3338. REPORTING.
        3339. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
  §  3330.  DEFINITIONS.  WHEREVER  USED  IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE RESPECTIVE MEANINGS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH OR  INDI-
CATED:
  1.  COVERED  LANGUAGES.  THE TERM "COVERED LANGUAGES" MEANS TWO OF THE
MOST COMMONLY SPOKEN LANGUAGES, OTHER THAN ENGLISH, BEING SPOKEN  BY  AT
LEAST  TWO PERCENT, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST PERCENTILE, OF THE POPULATION
IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN A CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN HAVING A  POPULATION
OF  LESS  THAN  ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND INHABITANTS, TWO OF THE

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

Co-Sponsors

S2939A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2179
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 67 §§3330 - 3339, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1326, A7390
2011-2012: S2718, A5963
2013-2014: S923, A1975
2015-2016: S711, A2682
2017-2018: S3206, A1317

S2939A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "education equity act" which provides language assistance to parents or guardians who have children enrolled in public school and whose primary language is not English; defines terms; creates an annual language assistance plan to assess language needs in the district; requires the department of education to establish web pages detailing the rights of parents to translation services in each covered language (view more) requires annual reports by each school district to the local board of education.

S2939A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2939A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2939--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, BAILEY, KAVANAGH, SANDERS, SAVINO, SEPULVE-
  DA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to  the  Committee  on  Education  --  recommitted to the Committee on
  Education in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to establishing the
  education equity act

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

  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "education
equity act".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 67  to  read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE 67
                          EDUCATION EQUITY ACT
SECTION 3330. DEFINITIONS.
        3331. SCHOOL-BASED LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PLANS.
        3332. DETERMINATION OF PRIMARY LANGUAGE.
        3333. INTERPRETATION SERVICES REQUIRED.
        3334. TRANSLATION SERVICES REQUIRED.
        3335. NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.
        3336. CERTIFICATION OF TRANSLATION.
        3337. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBSITE.
        3338. REPORTING.
        3339. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
  §  3330.  DEFINITIONS.  WHEREVER  USED  IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE RESPECTIVE MEANINGS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH OR  INDI-
CATED:
  1.  COVERED  LANGUAGES.  THE TERM "COVERED LANGUAGES" MEANS TWO OF THE
MOST COMMONLY SPOKEN LANGUAGES, OTHER THAN ENGLISH, BEING SPOKEN  BY  AT

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

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