Bill Text: NY A10480 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Authorizes and directs the commissioner of education to conduct a study on the number of children who are caregivers and how being a caregiver impacts their education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-06-11 - print number 10480a [A10480 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A10480-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                        10480--A
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 30, 2018
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
          as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT authorizing  and  directing  the  commissioner  of  education  to
          conduct  a  study on the number of children who are caregivers and how
          being a caregiver impacts their education
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  commissioner  of  education is hereby authorized and
     2  directed to conduct a study on the number of children who are caregivers
     3  and how being a caregiver  impacts  the  child's  education.  "Caregiver
     4  children"  shall  be defined as students with sick, disabled, or elderly
     5  relatives that such students care for outside of school. The commission-
     6  er of education shall give recommendations based on  the  study's  find-
     7  ings. Such study shall include, but not be limited to:
     8    (a) the number of caregiver children within the state;
     9    (b) the amount of time caregiver children spend caring for relatives;
    10    (c) how being a caregiver child impacts the child's education;
    11    (d) the circumstances that lead to a child becoming a caregiver child;
    12  and
    13    (e)  any  recommendations  on  how  to reduce the negative educational
    14  impacts of being a caregiver child.
    15    § 2. On or before January 1, 2020, the commissioner of education shall
    16  submit a report of his or her findings, conclusions and  recommendations
    17  to  the  governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of
    18  the assembly, and the chairs of the senate and  assembly  committees  on
    19  education.  Such report shall also include such legislative proposals as
    20  such commissioner deems necessary to implement his  or  her  recommenda-
    21  tions.
    22    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15255-02-8
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