Bill Text: NY S08413 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended


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 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-06-19 - referred to education [S08413 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S08413-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         8413--A
                    IN SENATE
                                       May 7, 2018
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
        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. The board of regents shall, on or before April  1,  2019,  report
     8  the  findings,  conclusions  and  recommendations  of  such study to the
     9  governor, temporary president of the senate and speaker of the assembly.
    10    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15429-03-8
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