Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 30, 2023||
referred to education
Senate Bill S3179
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S3179 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S3179 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3179 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN-SIGAL TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing for absence from school for the mental or behavioral health of the minor SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends Section 3210 of the Education Law to provide that the absence of a minor from school due to mental or behav- ioral health shall be permitted under rules that the Commissioner of Education shall establish. It also makes technical changes to existing law. Section 2 of the bill provides the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: This bill, which is partly modeled after legislation that was signed into law in Oregon in 2018, would establish in statute that absence from
2023-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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