assembly Bill A361

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to high school diploma requirements

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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A361 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5409
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8566

A361 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to require prior to awarding of a high school diploma either a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) to be filed or a waiver stating that the parent or guardian or, if the student is eighteen years of age or older or legally emancipated, the student, understands what the FAFSA is and has chosen not to file an application.

A361 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    361
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. JACOBSON, GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  high  school  diploma
   requirements
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 60 to read as follows:
   60. A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION  OF  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  THE
 COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE AS A
 CONDITION OF AWARDING A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA TO A STUDENT, THE PARENT  OR
 GUARDIAN  OF SUCH STUDENT OR, IF THE STUDENT IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR
 OLDER OR LEGALLY EMANCIPATED, SUCH STUDENT, TO COMPLY WITH  ONE  OF  THE
 FOLLOWING:
   (I)  COMPLETE  AND SUBMIT THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID
 (FAFSA) FOR SUCH STUDENT; OR
   (II) COMPLETE A WAIVER FORM PROMULGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO BE FILED
 WITH THE STUDENT'S SCHOOL DISTRICT INDICATING THAT THE PARENT OR GUARDI-
 AN OR, IF THE STUDENT IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER OR LEGALLY EMAN-
 CIPATED, THE STUDENT, UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE FAFSA IS AND HAS  CHOSEN  NOT
 TO FILE AN APPLICATION PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF
 THIS PARAGRAPH.
   B.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMIS-
 SIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  TO  REQUIRE  EACH  SCHOOL
 DISTRICT  WITH  AT  LEAST  ONE HIGH SCHOOL TO PROVIDE EACH ELIGIBLE HIGH
 SCHOOL STUDENT AND, IF APPLICABLE, HIS OR HER  PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN  ANY
 SUPPORT  OR ASSISTANCE NECESSARY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES AND REGU-
 LATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
   C. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND  REGULATIONS  REQUIRING
 EACH  HIGH  SCHOOL  TO  GIVE NOTICE, NO LESS THAN FOUR TIMES DURING EACH
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets