senate Bill S7117

Vetoed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the cumulative grade point average admission requirement for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 15, 2020 vetoed memo.75
Dec 03, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 21, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.254
substituted for a9750
referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 21, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 15, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2020 1st report cal.131
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jan 14, 2020 - Higher Education committee Vote

S7117
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0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

aye wr (3)
excused (1)

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S7117 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9750
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §210-a, Ed L

S7117 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the minimum cumulative grade point average admission requirement for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs; removes the minimum 3.0 or higher requirement.

S7117 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7117 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7117
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 8, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  cumulative  grade
   point  average  admission  requirement  for graduate-level teacher and
   educational leader programs

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 210-a of the education law, as amended by chapter
 454 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   § 210-a. Admission requirements for graduate-level teacher and  educa-
 tional  leader  programs.  Each institution registered by the department
 with graduate-level teacher and leader education  programs  shall  adopt
 rigorous  selection criteria geared to predicting a candidate's academic
 success in its program, including but not limited to, a minimum score on
 the graduate record examination or a substantially equivalent  admission
 examination,  as  determined  by  the  institution, and achievement of a
 MINIMUM cumulative grade point average [of 3.0 or higher] in the  candi-
 date's  undergraduate  program;  provided, however, such graduate record
 examination or substantially equivalent admission  examination  require-
 ment  shall in no case apply to certified teachers or school administra-
 tors who already hold a graduate degree. Each program may exempt no more
 than fifteen percent  of  any  incoming  class  of  students  from  such
 selection criteria set forth in this section based on a student's demon-
 stration  of  potential to positively contribute to the teaching profes-
 sion or other extenuating circumstances pursuant to the  regulations  of
 the commissioner. A program shall report to the department the number of
 students  admitted pursuant to such exemption and the selection criteria
 used for such exemptions.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 

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

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