senate Bill S3179

2023-2024 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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Jan 30, 2023 referred to education

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S3179 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3210, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S6687
2021-2022: S563

S3179 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3179 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3179 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3179
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN-SIGAL, BROUK, 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
 instruction, the identity of such person shall  be  verified  against  a
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07600-01-3

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