Bill Text: NY S03925 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to directing the board of regents and the state education department to conduct a study and make recommendations on the readiness of children to start kindergarten and adjusting the age of mandatory attendance from minors who become five years of age after the first of December to minors who become five years of age after the first of September.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-21 - REFERRED TO EDUCATION [S03925 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03925-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3925
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 21, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens. SEWARD, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT directing the board of regents and the state education department
          to conduct a study and make recommendations on the readiness of  chil-
          dren  to start kindergarten and adjusting the age of mandatory attend-
          ance
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The board of regents, in consultation with the state educa-
     2  tion  department,  shall study the readiness of children in the state to
     3  start kindergarten and investigate the appropriateness of adjusting  the
     4  age  of  required  attendance to start kindergarten in New York state to
     5  minors who become five years of age after the first of September in  any
     6  school year.
     7    §  2. No later than one year after the effective date of this act, the
     8  board of regents and the commissioner of education shall submit  to  the
     9  governor  and  the  legislature  a  report  on  the results of the study
    10  conducted pursuant to section one of this act.
    11    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09553-01-9
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