Bill Text: NY S05217 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Rescinds the anniversary day school holiday for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-05-30 - RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN [S05217 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S05217-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 16, 2017
        Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to rescinding  the  anni-
          versary  day  school  holiday for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens;
          and to repeal section 2586 of the education law relating thereto
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 2586 of the education law is REPEALED.
     2    §  2. Subdivision 2-a of section 3635 of the education law, as amended
     3  by chapter 424 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
     4    2-a. The superintendent of each city school district, in a city having
     5  a population in excess of one million, shall  prepare  a  public  school
     6  calendar and shall notify officials of nonpublic schools to which trans-
     7  portation  has  been  requested  not later than the first day of June in
     8  each year, of the days on which the public schools will be in session in
     9  the following school year. Such school district which provides transpor-
    10  tation to nonpublic schools shall provide such  transportation  for  the
    11  same number of days as the public schools are open but shall not provide
    12  transportation  services  for  more than one hundred eighty days.  Offi-
    13  cials of each nonpublic school to which transportation is provided by  a
    14  city  school  district  of  a  city having a population in excess of one
    15  million may notify such district, not later than the first day  of  July
    16  of  each school year, of a maximum of five days, exclusive of Saturdays,
    17  Sundays or legal holidays upon which public schools are required  to  be
    18  closed,  on  which the public schools are scheduled to be closed, except
    19  that in any year in which the first or last day of Passover  and  Easter
    20  Sunday  are separated by more than seven days, such officials may notify
    21  the district of a maximum of ten days, but such school district will  be
    22  required to provide for transportation to such nonpublic school provided
    23  that  such  five  or  ten  additional days, whichever is applicable, are
    24  limited to the following: the Tuesday, Wednesday,  Thursday  and  Friday
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 5217                             2
     1  after  Labor  Day,  Rosh  Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the week in which public
     2  schools are closed for spring recess,  December  twenty-fourth  and  the
     3  week  between Christmas day and New Year's day, and the Tuesday, Wednes-
     4  day, Thursday and Friday after the observance of Washington's birthday[,
     5  and,  in  the  boroughs  of Brooklyn and Queens only, Anniversary Day as
     6  designated in section twenty-five hundred eighty-six of this chapter].
     7    § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
     8  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.