Bill Text: NY S01933 | 2017-2018 | 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: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2018-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S01933 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S01933-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 11, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA, ADDABBO, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
        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; provided that any and all  rules  and  regu-
    21  lations  and  any other measures necessary to implement any provision of
    22  this act on its effective date may be promulgated and taken, respective-
    23  ly, on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.