senate Bill S151

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing certain cultural and religious observances as school holidays in certain districts

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

S151 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3442
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3210 & 3604, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4038, A6797

S151 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Diwali, and Onam as school holidays.

S151 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S151 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    151
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  establishing  certain
   school holidays

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 3210 of the  educa-
 tion  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new subparagraph (iii) to read as
 follows:
   (III) THE FOLLOWING CULTURAL OR RELIGIOUS  HOLIDAYS  SHALL  BE  SCHOOL
 HOLIDAYS  FOR  ANY SCHOOLS OR SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHERE THE BOARD OF EDUCA-
 TION OR TRUSTEES DETERMINES SUCH SCHOOLS OR DISTRICTS HAVE  A  CONSIDER-
 ABLE  PROPORTION  OF  STUDENTS  WHO  OBSERVE SUCH DAYS: EID AL-FITR, EID
 AL-ADHA, DIWALI, AND ONAM.
   § 2. Section 3604 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 8-c to read as follows:
   8-C.  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
 EID AL-FITR, EID AL-ADHA, DIWALI,  AND  ONAM  AND,  IF  NECESSARY,  SUCH
 OBSERVED HOLIDAYS SHALL BE CALCULATED AS SESSION DAYS.
   §  3.  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.
                                                            LBD02364-01-1


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