senate Bill S8727

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study regarding the assistance needed to encourage women and minorities to pursue technology careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

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Jul 10, 2020 referred to rules

S8727 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A760
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6417
2015-2016: A968
2017-2018: A4963

S8727 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study regarding the assistance needed to encourage women and minorities to pursue technology careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

S8727 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8727 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8727

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT in relation to directing the commissioner of education to conduct
  a study regarding the assistance needed to encourage women and minori-
  ties to pursue technology careers in science, technology,  engineering
  and mathematics (STEM)

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

  Section 1. The commissioner of education  shall  conduct  a  study  to
determine  the  amount  of assistance, including financial, technical or
any other assistance, needed to encourage women and minorities to pursue
technology careers in science, technology, engineering  and  mathematics
(STEM).  Such study shall determine the amount of such assistance needed
in school districts, charter schools, boards of cooperative  educational
services  and  private  schools, to develop new and enhance current STEM
programs in grades six  through  twelve,  including  career  exploration
activities,  opportunities  for technical skills attainment and partner-
ships with postsecondary education and training  programs,  to  increase
participation  by  women  and  minority students in STEM programs.  Such
study shall include data on the number of women and minorities  in  this
state  that  are currently in STEM related programs, the availability of
STEM grants to women and minorities and the number of women and minority
applicants applying for such STEM grants.
  § 2. The commissioner of education shall submit a report  which  shall
include  the findings and conclusions of such study, including recommen-
dations, to the governor, the temporary president  of  the  senate,  the
speaker of the assembly and the chairs of the senate and assembly educa-
tion  committees no later than December 31, 2021.  On or before December
31, 2022 and annually thereafter, the commissioner  of  education  shall
update  such  report to include the data required by section one of this
act for the preceding year.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15284-04-0

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