senate Bill S5409

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to high school diploma requirements

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Mar 04, 2021 referred to education

S5409 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A361
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8566

S5409 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to require prior to awarding of a high school diploma either a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) to be filed or a waiver stating that the parent or guardian or, if the student is eighteen years of age or older or legally emancipated, the student, understands what the FAFSA is and has chosen not to file an application.

S5409 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5409 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5409
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 high school diploma
   requirements
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 60 to read as follows:
   60.  A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE
 COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND  REGULATIONS  TO  REQUIRE  AS  A
 CONDITION  OF AWARDING A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA TO A STUDENT, THE PARENT OR
 GUARDIAN OF SUCH STUDENT OR, IF THE STUDENT IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE  OR
 OLDER  OR  LEGALLY  EMANCIPATED, SUCH STUDENT, TO COMPLY WITH ONE OF THE
 FOLLOWING:
   (I) COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL  STUDENT  AID
 (FAFSA) FOR SUCH STUDENT; OR
   (II) COMPLETE A WAIVER FORM PROMULGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO BE FILED
 WITH THE STUDENT'S SCHOOL DISTRICT INDICATING THAT THE PARENT OR GUARDI-
 AN OR, IF THE STUDENT IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER OR LEGALLY EMAN-
 CIPATED,  THE  STUDENT, UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE FAFSA IS AND HAS CHOSEN NOT
 TO FILE AN APPLICATION PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF
 THIS PARAGRAPH.
   B. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY,  THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE EACH SCHOOL
 DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST ONE HIGH SCHOOL TO  PROVIDE  EACH  ELIGIBLE  HIGH
 SCHOOL  STUDENT  AND,  IF  APPLICABLE, HIS OR HER PARENT OR GUARDIAN ANY
 SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE NECESSARY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES AND  REGU-
 LATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
   C.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRING
 EACH HIGH SCHOOL TO GIVE NOTICE, NO LESS THAN  FOUR  TIMES  DURING  EACH
 SCHOOL  YEAR,  WITH  AN  EXPLANATION  TO  EACH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR OF THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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