Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 10, 2023||
referred to education
Senate Bill S6256
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-S6256 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S6256 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6256 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring a period of unstructured physical play for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades one through five PURPOSE: To require recess for pupils kindergarten through fifth grade. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section I: Requires a regularly scheduled time and minimum amount of time for recess for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. States that recess time cannot be construed to be the same as scheduled time for lunch or physical education. Section 2: Sets the effective date
2023-S6256 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6256 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 10, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 a period of unstructured physical play for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades one through five 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 813-a to read as follows: § 813-A. SCHOOL RECESS PERIOD; SCHEDULING. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION THE TERM "RECESS" MEANS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED, SUPERVISED, PERIOD IN THE SCHOOL DAY FOR PUPILS TO ENGAGE IN UNSTRUCTURED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HELD OUTSIDE IF REASONABLE. 2. EVERY DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, EACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHALL EITHER: (A) SCHEDULE A REASONABLE TIME OF NO LESS THAN THIRTY MINUTES FOR EACH FULL DAY PUPIL ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE FIVE TO PARTICIPATE IN RECESS; OR (B) SCHEDULE TWO REASONABLE TIMES OF NO LESS THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES EACH FOR EACH FULL DAY PUPIL ATTENDING KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE FIVE TO PARTICIPATE IN RECESS. (C) SUCH TIME SHALL NOT ALSO BE USED AS A SCHEDULED TIME TO CONSUME LUNCH AS REQUIRED BY SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE OR AS A SCHEDULED TIME FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS OUTLINED BY SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THREE OF THIS ARTICLE. § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall become a law and shall apply to school years commencing on and after the first of July next succeeding such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10752-01-3
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