Bill Text: NY A00706 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


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

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-05 - reported referred to rules [A00706 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00706-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         706--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of A. STIRPE, ARROYO, ASHBY, BENEDETTO, BLANKENBUSH,
          BRABENEC,  COOK,  CROUCH,  CUSICK,  FINCH,  GOODELL,   JOHNS,   LALOR,
          LAWRENCE,  McDONOUGH,  MIKULIN,  B. MILLER,  MORINELLO, MOSLEY, ORTIZ,
          PALUMBO, PEOPLES-STOKES,  RA,  RAIA,  L. ROSENTHAL,  THIELE,  WOERNER,
          WALSH,  WALCZYK,  GIGLIO,  CRESPO, MANKTELOW, D. ROSENTHAL, GARBARINO,
          CRUZ, TAYLOR, BARRON, BARCLAY, FITZPATRICK,  M. L. MILLER,  HUNTER  --
          Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A.  HAWLEY, RAMOS, STECK, TAGUE -- read
          once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Education  --   committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        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:

     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  3235
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  3235.  Home  instruction  students  and interscholastic sports. The
     4  board of education or trustee of a school  district  may  establish  and
     5  adopt  a  policy to allow a student who receives home instruction to try
     6  out for and participate on  a  school  district's  interschool  athletic
     7  team.  The  policy  shall  include,  but not be limited to the following
     8  provisions:
     9    1. The student shall be required to meet all the same responsibilities
    10  and standards of behavior and eligibility for practice  and  competition
    11  as a public school student enrolled in the school district participating
    12  on the interschool athletic team including but not limited to the health
    13  examination, immunization, and age eligibility requirements;
    14    2.  The student shall annually meet all academic requirements pursuant
    15  to section 100.10 of commissioner regulations; provided, however, that a

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00502-02-9

        A. 706--A                           2

     1  board of education or trustee of a school  district  may  require  addi-
     2  tional academic eligibility requirements;
     3    3.  The  student shall only be eligible to try out for and participate
     4  on their school district of residence's interschool athletic team; and
     5    4. Transportation shall be provided by the parent or guardian  of  the
     6  student.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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