senate Bill S563

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for absence from school for the mental or behavioral health of the minor

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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S563 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1869
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3210, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6687, A8543

S563 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for absence from school for the mental or behavioral health of the minor.

S563 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S563 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    563
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, BIAGGI, COMRIE, JACKSON -- 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 providing for absence
   from school for the mental or behavioral health of the minor

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 3210 of the education law, subdivision 1 as amended
 by  chapter  821  of  the  laws of 1947, paragraph b of subdivision 1 as
 amended by chapter 491 of the laws of 2014 and paragraph c  of  subdivi-
 sion  1  as added by chapter 549 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read
 as follows:
   § 3210. Amount and character of required attendance. 1. Regularity and
 conduct. a. A minor required by the provisions of THIS part [one of this
 article] to attend upon instruction shall attend regularly as prescribed
 where he resides or is employed, for the  entire  time  the  appropriate
 public  schools  or  classes are in session and shall be subordinate and
 orderly while so attending.
   b. (i) Absence for religious observance and education shall be permit-
 ted under rules that the commissioner shall establish.
   (ii) In addition, the board of education or trustees  shall  determine
 whether  school  session  should  not  be  held  at an individual public
 school, or district-wide, on a day where, if  school  were  in  session,
 absenteeism  may  result in the waste of educational resources because a
 considerable proportion of the student population is unlikely to  attend
 because of a religious or cultural day of observance.
   (III)  ABSENCE  DUE  TO  THE  MENTAL OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF THE MINOR
 SHALL BE PERMITTED UNDER RULES THAT THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH.
   c. In the event that a person requests the release of a minor required
 by the provisions of THIS part [one of  this  article]  to  attend  upon

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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