|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 06, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6687
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S6687 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6687 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6687 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing for absence from school for the mental or behavioral health of the minor SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends Section 3210 of the Education Law to provide that the absence of a minor from school due to mental or behav- ioral health shall be permitted under rules that the Commissioner of Education shall establish. It also makes technical changes to existing law. Section 2 of the bill provides the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: This bill, which is partly modeled after legislation that was signed into law in Oregon in 2018, would establish in statute that absence from
S6687 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6687 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E September 6, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing for absence from school for the mental or behavioral health of the minor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3210 of the education law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 821 of the laws of 1947, paragraph b of subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 491 of the laws of 2014 and paragraph c of subdivi- sion 1 as added by chapter 549 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: § 3210. Amount and character of required attendance. 1. Regularity and conduct. a. A minor required by the provisions of THIS part [one of this article] to attend upon instruction shall attend regularly as prescribed where he resides or is employed, for the entire time the appropriate public schools or classes are in session and shall be subordinate and orderly while so attending. b. (i) Absence for religious observance and education shall be permit- ted under rules that the commissioner shall establish. (ii) In addition, the board of education or trustees shall determine whether school session should not be held at an individual public school, or district-wide, on a day where, if school were in session, absenteeism may result in the waste of educational resources because a considerable proportion of the student population is unlikely to attend because of a religious or cultural day of observance. (III) ABSENCE DUE TO THE MENTAL OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF THE MINOR SHALL BE PERMITTED UNDER RULES THAT THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH. c. In the event that a person requests the release of a minor required by the provisions of THIS part [one of this article] to attend upon instruction, the identity of such person shall be verified against a list of names provided by the person or persons in parental relation to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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