senate Bill S6687

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for absence from school for the mental or behavioral health of the minor

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Sep 06, 2019 referred to rules

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S6687 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8543
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3210, Ed L

S6687 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for absence from school for the mental or behavioral health of the minor.

S6687 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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