senate Bill S973

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring nonpublic schools to follow the same rules and regulations as public schools regarding a pupil who suffers a concussion

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2022 signed chap.617
delivered to governor
Jun 01, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.546
substituted for a8425
Apr 06, 2022 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 17, 2022 advanced to third reading
Feb 16, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 15, 2022 1st report cal.501
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education


S973 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8601, A9831
2019-2020: S3058, A5887

S973 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring nonpublic schools to follow the same rules and regulations as public schools regarding a pupil who suffers a concussion, regarding training to recognize the symptoms of a concussion, information to be provided to the parent or guardian of such pupil and the amount of time such pupil shall wait before resuming an athletic activity.

S973 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S973 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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  requiring  nonpublic
   schools  to  follow  the  same rules and regulations as public schools
   regarding a pupil who suffers a concussion
   Section  1. Paragraph b of subdivision 42 of section 305 of the educa-
 tion law, as added by chapter 496 of the laws of  2011,  is  amended  to
 read as follows:
   b.  The rules and regulations established pursuant to this subdivision
 shall be deemed to be the minimum standards that must be  complied  with
 by  every  public school AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOL relating to mild traumatic
 brain injuries. [Such rules and regulations may also be  implemented  by
 nonpublic  schools  if  they  so authorize.] Nothing in this subdivision
 shall prohibit any public school or nonpublic school from  adopting  and
 implementing more stringent standards.
   §  2.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
 the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the
 addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
 for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
 to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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