senate Bill S63

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to being absent from full time day instruction for the purpose of sounding Taps at a military honors funeral held in this state

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Jan 09, 2019 referred to education

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S63 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3205, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S3572

S63 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a minor from six to sixteen years being absent from full time day instruction for the purpose of sounding "Taps" at a military honors funeral held in this state for a deceased veteran shall be excused from school.

S63 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S63 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   63

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  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  compulsory  education
  and being excused for certain reasons

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  3205  of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph d to read as follows:
  D.  A  MINOR  FROM  SIX  TO  SIXTEEN  YEARS  ABSENT FROM FULL TIME DAY
INSTRUCTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF SOUNDING  "TAPS"  AT  A  MILITARY  HONORS
FUNERAL  HELD  IN  THIS  STATE  FOR  A  DECEASED VETERAN. IN ORDER TO BE
EXCUSED UNDER THIS SECTION, THE STUDENT SHALL NOTIFY THE SCHOOL'S ADMIN-
ISTRATION WITHIN TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF ABSENCE AND SHALL PROVIDE
THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION WITH THE DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF THE MILI-
TARY HONORS FUNERAL. THE SCHOOL'S ADMINISTRATION MAY WAIVE THIS  TWO-DAY
REQUIREMENT IF THE STUDENT DID NOT RECEIVE TWO DAYS ADVANCED NOTICE, BUT
THE  STUDENT  MUST  PROVIDE NOTICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OF THE ABSENCE. A
STUDENT WHOSE ABSENCE IS EXCUSED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE COUNTED  AS
IF THE STUDENT ATTENDED SCHOOL FOR THE PURPOSES OF CALCULATING THE AVER-
AGE  DAILY  ATTENDANCE OF THE STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. A STUDENT
WHOSE ABSENCE IS EXCUSED UNDER THIS SECTION MUST BE  ALLOWED  REASONABLE
TIME  TO  MAKE  UP SCHOOL WORK MISSED DURING THE ABSENCE. IF THE STUDENT
SATISFACTORILY COMPLETES THE SCHOOL WORK, THE DAY OF  ABSENCE  SHALL  BE
COUNTED  AS  A  DAY  OF  COMPULSORY  ATTENDANCE AND HE OR SHE MAY NOT BE
PENALIZED FOR THAT ABSENCE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05159-01-9

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