senate Bill S5699

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring guidance counselors in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high and senior high school

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
May 13, 2019 referred to education

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S5699 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2709
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §803-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4183
2011-2012: A888
2013-2014: A2981
2015-2016: A5131
2017-2018: S8169, A3584

S5699 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires at least one full-time guidance counselor to be employed in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior and senior high school throughout the state; sets duties of guidance counselors.

S5699 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5699 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5699

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 requiring a guidance
  counselor in each elementary, intermediate, middle,  junior  high  and
  senior high school

  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  803-b
to read as follows:
  §  803-B. FULL-TIME SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS REQUIRED IN ELEMENTARY,
INTERMEDIATE, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.  THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE SHALL ON AND
AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY EMPLOY AT LEAST ONE  CERTIFIED  OR
LICENSED  SCHOOL  GUIDANCE  COUNSELOR IN EACH OF THE SCHOOLS UNDER THEIR
JURISDICTION EXCLUSIVE OF  ANY  SCHOOL  GUIDANCE  COUNSELORS  FUNDED  OR
MANDATED THROUGH ANY SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING, AID, REGULATION OR STAT-
UTE.    SUCH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR SHALL PERFORM SUCH DUTIES INCLUD-
ING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:  COORDINATING WITH THE INSTRUCTIONAL  STAFF  TO
PREPARE  STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE EFFECTIVELY IN THEIR CURRENT AND FUTURE
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS,  HELPING  STUDENTS  WHO  EXHIBIT  ANY  ATTENDANCE,
ACADEMIC, BEHAVIORAL OR ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS, EDUCATING STUDENTS CONCERN-
ING  AVOIDANCE  OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, AND ENCOURAGING PARENTAL INVOLVE-
MENT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07364-01-9

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