senate Bill S7996A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that school districts, including the city school district of the city of New York, are entitled to an apportionment of state aid for the closure of schools due in response to the novel coronavirus

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2020 print number 7996a
Mar 13, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to education
Mar 06, 2020 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S7996 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10189
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L

S7996 - Summary

Provides for an apportionment of state aid where the superintendent or the chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York has determined that it is in the public health or safety of the school district to close the school or schools in response to the novel coronavirus.

S7996 - Sponsor Memo

S7996 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7996

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  the  attendance  of
  minors  upon  full  day  instruction  and  the  conditions under which
  districts are entitled to  an  apportionment  of  state  aid  and  the
  closure of schools due in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19,
  even when no state of emergency has been declared

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3604  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  605  of  the  laws  of 2019, is amended to read as
follows:
  7. No district shall be entitled to any portion of such school  moneys
on  such  apportionment  unless  the  report of the trustees or board of
education for the preceding school  year  shall  show  that  the  public
schools  were actually in session in the district and taught by a quali-
fied teacher or by successive qualified teachers or by qualified  teach-
ers  for  not less than one hundred eighty days. The moneys payable to a
school district pursuant to section thirty-six hundred  nine-a  of  this
part  in  the current year shall be reduced by one one-hundred eightieth
of the district's total foundation aid for the base year  for  each  day
less  than one hundred eighty days that the schools of the district were
actually in session, except that the  commissioner  may  disregard  such
reduction  in the apportionment of public money, (i) for any day or days
on which session had been previously scheduled  but  the  superintendent
was  required  to close the school or schools due to a properly executed
declaration of a state or local state of emergency pursuant  to  article
two-B  of  the  executive  law  or (ii) for up to five days if he or she
finds that the schools of the district  were  not  in  session  for  one
hundred  eighty  days  because of extraordinarily adverse weather condi-
tions, impairment of heating facilities, insufficiency of water  supply,
shortage of fuel, lack of electricity, natural gas leakage, unacceptable
levels  of  chemical  substances, a credible threat to student safety as
reasonably determined by a lead school official or the destruction of  a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S7996A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10189
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L

S7996A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for an apportionment of state aid where the superintendent or the chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York has determined that it is in the public health or safety of the school district to close the school or schools in response to the novel coronavirus.

S7996A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7996A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7996--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. CARLUCCI, MAYER, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  the  attendance  of
  minors  upon  full  day  instruction  and  the  conditions under which
  districts, including the city school district of the city of New York,
  are entitled to an apportionment of  state  aid  and  the  closure  of
  schools due in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3604  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  605  of  the  laws  of 2019, is amended to read as
follows:
  7. No district shall be entitled to any portion of such school  moneys
on  such  apportionment  unless  the  report of the trustees or board of
education for the preceding school  year  shall  show  that  the  public
schools  were actually in session in the district and taught by a quali-
fied teacher or by successive qualified teachers or by qualified  teach-
ers  for  not less than one hundred eighty days. The moneys payable to a
school district pursuant to section thirty-six hundred  nine-a  of  this
part  in  the current year shall be reduced by one one-hundred eightieth
of the district's total foundation aid for the base year  for  each  day
less  than one hundred eighty days that the schools of the district were
actually in session, except that the  commissioner  may  disregard  such
reduction  in  the  apportionment of public money[,]: (i) for any day or
days on which session had been previously scheduled but the  superinten-
dent  was  required  to  close  the  school or schools due to a properly
executed declaration of a state or local state of emergency pursuant  to
article two-B of the executive law; or (ii) for up to five days if he or
she  finds  that the schools of the district were not in session for one
hundred eighty days because of extraordinarily  adverse  weather  condi-
tions,  impairment of heating facilities, insufficiency of water supply,
shortage of fuel, lack of electricity, natural gas leakage, unacceptable

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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