senate Bill S531A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study regarding the assistance needed to encourage women and minorities to pursue technology careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 01, 2021 amended on third reading 531a
Jan 26, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 25, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 20, 2021 1st report cal.82
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

Votes

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Jan 20, 2021 - Education committee Vote

S531
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S531 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A530
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6417
2015-2016: A968
2017-2018: A4963
2019-2020: S8727, A760

S531 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study regarding the assistance needed to encourage women and minorities to pursue technology careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

S531 - Sponsor Memo

S531 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    531
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT in relation to directing the commissioner of education to conduct
   a study regarding the assistance needed to encourage women and minori-
   ties to pursue technology careers in science, technology,  engineering
   and mathematics (STEM)
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The commissioner of education  shall  conduct  a  study  to
 determine  the  amount  of assistance, including financial, technical or
 any other assistance, needed to encourage women and minorities to pursue
 technology careers in science, technology, engineering  and  mathematics
 (STEM).  Such study shall determine the amount of such assistance needed
 in school districts, charter schools, boards of cooperative  educational
 services  and  private  schools, to develop new and enhance current STEM
 programs in grades six  through  twelve,  including  career  exploration
 activities,  opportunities  for technical skills attainment and partner-
 ships with postsecondary education and training  programs,  to  increase
 participation  by  women  and  minority students in STEM programs.  Such
 study shall include data on the number of women and minorities  in  this
 state  that  are currently in STEM related programs, the availability of
 STEM grants to women and minorities and the number of women and minority
 applicants applying for such STEM grants.
   § 2. The commissioner of education shall submit a report  which  shall
 include  the findings and conclusions of such study, including recommen-
 dations, to the governor, the temporary president  of  the  senate,  the
 speaker of the assembly and the chairs of the senate and assembly educa-
 tion  committees no later than December 31, 2022.  On or before December
 31, 2023 and annually thereafter, the commissioner  of  education  shall
 update  such  report to include the data required by section one of this
 act for the preceding year.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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S531A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A530
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6417
2015-2016: A968
2017-2018: A4963
2019-2020: S8727, A760

S531A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study regarding the assistance needed to encourage women and minorities to pursue technology careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

S531A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S531A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  531--A
     Cal. No. 82
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, JACKSON, MANNION -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
   tion  --  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
   second report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
   reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT in relation to directing the commissioner of education to conduct
   a study regarding the assistance needed to encourage women and minori-
   ties  to pursue technology careers in science, technology, engineering
   and mathematics (STEM)
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  commissioner  of education, in consultation with the
 department of labor, shall conduct a study to determine  the  amount  of
 assistance,  including  financial,  technical  or  any other assistance,
 needed to encourage women and minorities to pursue technology careers in
 science, technology, engineering  and  mathematics  (STEM).  Such  study
 shall   determine  the  amount  of  such  assistance  needed  in  school
 districts, charter schools, boards of cooperative  educational  services
 and private schools, to develop new and enhance current STEM programs in
 grades  six  through  twelve,  including  career exploration activities,
 opportunities for technical  skills  attainment  and  partnerships  with
 postsecondary education and training programs, to increase participation
 by  women  and  minority  students  in STEM programs.   Such study shall
 include data on the number of women and minorities in  this  state  that
 are  currently in STEM related programs, the availability of STEM grants
 to women and minorities and the number of women and minority  applicants
 applying for such STEM grants.
   §  2.  The commissioner of education, in consultation with the depart-
 ment of labor shall submit a report which shall include the findings and
 conclusions of such study, including recommendations, to  the  governor,
 

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