assembly Bill A947

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes St. Patrick's day as a school holiday for all city school districts of one million or more with an Irish-American population of 7.5% or more

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

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A947 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, amd §3604, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9402
2017-2018: A6360
2019-2020: A1727

A947 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes St. Patrick's day, March 17th, as a school holiday for all city school districts of cities of one million inhabitants or more.

A947 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    947
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PHEFFER AMATO, COLTON, COOK -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing  the  St.
   Patrick's Day school holiday

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a
 to read as follows:
   § 3204-A. ST. PATRICK'S DAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY. 1. THE SEVENTEENTH DAY  OF
 MARCH,  COMMONLY  KNOWN  AS ST. PATRICK'S DAY, SHALL BE A SCHOOL HOLIDAY
 FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.
   2. A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  SHALL
 MEAN A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION
 OR MORE INHABITANTS.
   3.  THE  SCHOOL  AUTHORITIES OF A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE HEREBY
 AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO CAUSE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN SUCH DISTRICT
 TO BE CLOSED ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
   § 2. Section 3604 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 7-a to read as follows:
   7-A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR PURPOSES OF ANY
 CALCULATION UNDER SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OR  EIGHT  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE
 COMMISSIONER  SHALL DISREGARD ANY REDUCTION RESULTING FROM OBSERVANCE OF
 ST. PATRICK'S DAY AND, IF NECESSARY,  SUCH  OBSERVED  HOLIDAY  SHALL  BE
 CALCULATED AS A SESSION DAY.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
 completed on or before such effective date.

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