senate Bill S8416

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows school districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in district interscholastic sports

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Feb 28, 2022 referred to education

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S8416 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4775
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3235, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6814
2015-2016: S2175, A3678
2017-2018: S465, A445
2019-2020: S5472, A706

S8416 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows school districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in district interscholastic sports.

S8416 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8416 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8416
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. OBERACKER -- 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 allowing school
   districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in  district
   interscholastic sports
 
   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  3235
 to read as follows:
   §  3235.  HOME  INSTRUCTION  STUDENTS  AND INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS. THE
 BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEE OF A SCHOOL  DISTRICT  MAY  ESTABLISH  AND
 ADOPT  A  POLICY TO ALLOW A STUDENT WHO RECEIVES HOME INSTRUCTION TO TRY
 OUT FOR AND PARTICIPATE ON  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT'S  INTERSCHOOL  ATHLETIC
 TEAM.  THE  POLICY  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING
 PROVISIONS:
   1. THE STUDENT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO MEET ALL THE SAME RESPONSIBILITIES
 AND STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR AND ELIGIBILITY FOR PRACTICE  AND  COMPETITION
 AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTICIPATING
 ON THE INTERSCHOOL ATHLETIC TEAM INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE HEALTH
 EXAMINATION, IMMUNIZATION, AND AGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS;
   2.  THE STUDENT SHALL ANNUALLY MEET ALL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS PURSUANT
 TO SECTION 100.10 OF COMMISSIONER REGULATIONS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A
 BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEE OF A SCHOOL  DISTRICT  MAY  REQUIRE  ADDI-
 TIONAL ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS;
   3.  THE  STUDENT SHALL ONLY BE ELIGIBLE TO TRY OUT FOR AND PARTICIPATE
 ON THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE'S INTERSCHOOL ATHLETIC TEAM; AND
   4. TRANSPORTATION SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN  OF  THE
 STUDENT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07216-01-1


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