assembly Bill A4617

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to being absent from full time day instruction for the purpose of sounding Taps at a military honors funeral held in this state

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May 11, 2022 held for consideration in education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Feb 04, 2021 referred to education

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A4617 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5987
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3205, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3572
2019-2020: S63

A4617 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a minor from six to sixteen years being absent from full time day instruction for the purpose of sounding "Taps" at a military honors funeral held in this state for a deceased veteran shall be excused from school.

A4617 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4617
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JENSEN -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Education
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to compulsory education
   and being excused for certain reasons
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  3205 of the education law is
 amended by adding a new paragraph d to read as follows:
   D. A MINOR FROM SIX  TO  SIXTEEN  YEARS  ABSENT  FROM  FULL  TIME  DAY
 INSTRUCTION  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  SOUNDING "TAPS" AT A MILITARY HONORS
 FUNERAL HELD IN THIS STATE FOR  A  DECEASED  VETERAN.  IN  ORDER  TO  BE
 EXCUSED UNDER THIS SECTION, THE STUDENT SHALL NOTIFY THE SCHOOL'S ADMIN-
 ISTRATION WITHIN TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF ABSENCE AND SHALL PROVIDE
 THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION WITH THE DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF THE MILI-
 TARY  HONORS FUNERAL. THE SCHOOL'S ADMINISTRATION MAY WAIVE THIS TWO-DAY
 REQUIREMENT IF THE STUDENT DID NOT RECEIVE TWO DAYS ADVANCED NOTICE, BUT
 THE STUDENT MUST PROVIDE NOTICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OF  THE  ABSENCE.  A
 STUDENT  WHOSE ABSENCE IS EXCUSED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE COUNTED AS
 IF THE STUDENT ATTENDED SCHOOL FOR THE PURPOSES OF CALCULATING THE AVER-
 AGE DAILY ATTENDANCE OF THE STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.  A  STUDENT
 WHOSE  ABSENCE  IS EXCUSED UNDER THIS SECTION MUST BE ALLOWED REASONABLE
 TIME TO MAKE UP SCHOOL WORK MISSED DURING THE ABSENCE.  IF  THE  STUDENT
 SATISFACTORILY  COMPLETES  THE  SCHOOL WORK, THE DAY OF ABSENCE SHALL BE
 COUNTED AS A DAY OF COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE AND  HE  OR  SHE  MAY  NOT  BE
 PENALIZED FOR THAT ABSENCE.
   §  2.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
 the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08834-01-1