senate Bill S6258

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to eligibility for senior high school athletic competitions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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May 30, 2019 referred to education

S6258 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3208-b, Ed L

S6258 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to eligibility for senior high school athletic competitions; creates an exception for students with a developmental or physical disability.

S6258 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6258 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6258

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- 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 eligibility for senior
  high school athletic competition

  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 3208-b
to read as follows:
  §  3208-B.  ELIGIBILITY  FOR  SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COMPETITION;
DISABILITY EXCEPTION.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS  TO
ALLOW  A  WAIVER  OF  THE FOUR-YEAR LIMITATION ON ELIGIBILITY FOR SENIOR
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COMPETITION WHEN A STUDENT WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL  OR
PHYSICAL  DISABILITY, WHO IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO COMPETE AND HAS BEEN
SELECTED FOR SUCH COMPETITION IN THE PAST, HAS NOT  YET  GRADUATED  HIGH
SCHOOL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEFINE DEVELOPMENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABIL-
ITY  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  WAIVER  IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART 200 OF THE
COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS.  SUCH  WAIVER  SHALL  BE  REQUESTED  BY  THE
ATHLETIC  DIRECTOR  OF  SUCH  STUDENT'S SCHOOL AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF
SUCH SCHOOL'S DISTRICT AND MAY BE  GRANTED  BY  SUCH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT'S
SECTION  OF  THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
SUCH WAIVER SHALL ONLY ALLOW PARTICIPATION IN A NON-CONTACT OR  NON-COL-
LISION  SPORT, PROVIDED THAT ANOTHER QUALIFIED STUDENT, WHO IS OTHERWISE
ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION, IS NOT DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13071-01-9

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