assembly Bill A407

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the education equity act which provides language assistance to parents/guardians who have children enrolled in public school and who do not speak English

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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A407 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1429
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 67 §§3330 - 3339, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7390, S1326
2011-2012: A5963, S2718
2013-2014: A1975, S923
2015-2016: A2682, S711
2017-2018: A1317, S3206
2019-2020: A2179, S2939

A407 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "education equity act" which provides language assistance to parents or guardians who have children enrolled in public school and whose primary language is not English; defines terms; creates an annual language assistance plan to assess language needs in the district; requires the department of education to establish web pages detailing the rights of parents to translation services in each covered language (view more) requires annual reports by each school district to the local board of education.

A407 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    407
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC, BICHOTTE, COLTON, SIMON, WEPRIN -- Multi-
   Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, COOK -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
   education equity act

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "education
 equity act".
   §  2.  The education law is amended by adding a new article 67 to read
 as follows:
                                ARTICLE 67
                           EDUCATION EQUITY ACT
 SECTION 3330. DEFINITIONS.
         3331. SCHOOL-BASED LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PLANS.
         3332. DETERMINATION OF PRIMARY LANGUAGE.
         3333. INTERPRETATION SERVICES REQUIRED.
         3334. TRANSLATION SERVICES REQUIRED.
         3335. NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.
         3336. CERTIFICATION OF TRANSLATION.
         3337. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBSITE.
         3338. REPORTING.
         3339. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
   § 3330. DEFINITIONS. WHEREVER USED  IN  THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
 TERMS  SHALL HAVE THE RESPECTIVE MEANINGS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH OR INDI-
 CATED:
   1. COVERED LANGUAGES. THE TERM "COVERED LANGUAGES" MEANS  TWO  OF  THE
 MOST  COMMONLY  SPOKEN LANGUAGES, OTHER THAN ENGLISH, BEING SPOKEN BY AT
 LEAST TWO PERCENT, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST PERCENTILE, OF THE  POPULATION
 IN  A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN A CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN HAVING A POPULATION
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets