assembly Bill A3448

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to establish a commission to study the needs of adolescents and the effect that school day start times have on students

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Jan 26, 2021 referred to education

A3448 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8668

A3448 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to establish a commission to study the needs of adolescents and the effect that school day start times have on the health and academic performance of students.

A3448 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   3448
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT directing the commissioner of education to establish a commission
   to study the needs of adolescents and the effect that school day start
   times have on the health and academic  performance  of  students;  and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The commissioner of  education  is  hereby  authorized  and
 directed  to  create  a  commission  to study and create a report on the
 sleep needs of adolescents and the effect that school  day  start  times
 have on the health and academic performance of students.
   § 2. The commission shall:
   (i)  study the feasibility of all schools in New York state implement-
 ing later school day start times;
   (ii) conduct a review of the scientific  findings  relative  to  sleep
 needs  of adolescents and the effect that school day start times have on
 the health and academic performance of students;
   (iii) determine the number of districts in the state that have  imple-
 mented  later  school day start times for schools and examine the health
 and safety impacts  and  academic  performance  of  students,  including
 performance on statewide tests; and
   (iv)  identify  resources  and  opportunities  to  assist districts in
 implementing minimum standards for healthy school day  start  times  for
 schools  consistent  with  the recommendation of the American Academy of
 Pediatrics.
   § 3. The commission shall consist of a total of nine members who shall
 be appointed not later than the thirtieth day after the  effective  date
 of this section and shall include:
   (i) two members appointed by the governor;
   (ii) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.