Bill Text: NY A01727 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes St. Patrick's day, March 17th, as a school holiday for all city school districts of cities of one million inhabitants or more.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-16 - referred to education [A01727 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01727-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 16, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PHEFFER AMATO, COLTON, COOK -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing  the  St.
          Patrick's Day school holiday
          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 3204-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 3204-a. St. Patrick's Day school holiday. 1. The 17th day of  March,
     4  commonly  known  as St. Patrick's day, shall be a school holiday for all
     5  public schools in a qualified school district.
     6    2. A qualified school district, for purposes of  this  section,  shall
     7  mean a city school district of a city having a population of one million
     8  or more inhabitants.
     9    3.  The  school  authorities of a qualified school district are hereby
    10  authorized and directed to cause all public schools within such district
    11  to be closed on St. Patrick's day.
    12    § 2. Section 3604 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
    13  subdivision 7-c to read as follows:
    14    7-c.  Notwithstanding  any other provision of law, for purposes of any
    15  calculation under subdivision  seven  or  eight  of  this  section,  the
    16  commissioner  shall disregard any reduction resulting from observance of
    17  St. Patrick's day and, if necessary,  such  observed  holiday  shall  be
    18  calculated as a session day.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    20  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    21  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    22  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
    23  completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.