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A04775 Summary:

BILL NOA04775
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08416
 
SPONSORStirpe
 
COSPNSRAshby, Benedetto, Blankenbush, Brabenec, Cook, Cusick, Goodell, Lalor, Mikulin, Miller B, Morinello, Peoples-Stokes, Ra, Rosenthal L, Thiele, Woerner, Walsh, Walczyk, Giglio JM, Manktelow, Rosenthal D, Cruz, Taylor, Barron, Barclay, Fitzpatrick, Miller M, Hunter, Fall, Smullen, DeStefano, Dickens, Salka, Lupardo, McDonough, Barnwell, Byrnes
 
MLTSPNSRHawley, Ramos, Steck, Tague
 
Add §3235, Ed L
 
Allows school districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in district interscholastic sports.
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A04775 Actions:

BILL NOA04775
 
02/08/2021referred to education
01/05/2022referred to education
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A04775 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4775
 
SPONSOR: Stirpe
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to allowing school districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in district interscholastic sports   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow home-schooled students to participate in interscholastic athletics.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the education law by adding a new section 1501-d, which allows school districts to permit home-schooled students to participate in district interscholastic sports. Section 2 provides that the act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently, home-schooled students are prohibited from participating in interscholastic sports even though they are entitled to attend the schools that have the sport. It is fundamentally unfair to prohibit home-schooled students from participating in an important aspect of childhood development merely because their parents or guardians choose to home school them. The students have every right to attend the school, and there is no reduction in school taxes for parents or guardians who home-school their children   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2014-2015; Referred to Education. 2017-2018: A.445a/S.465a referred to education/passed senate 2019-2020: A706-A/S5472-A referred to rules; senate education   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A04775 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4775
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 8, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. STIRPE, ASHBY, BENEDETTO, BLANKENBUSH, BRABENEC,
          COOK, CUSICK, GOODELL, LALOR, MIKULIN, B. MILLER, MORINELLO,  PEOPLES-
          STOKES,   RA,   L. ROSENTHAL,   THIELE,   WOERNER,   WALSH,   WALCZYK,
          J. M. GIGLIO, MANKTELOW, D. ROSENTHAL, CRUZ, TAYLOR, BARRON,  BARCLAY,
          FITZPATRICK,  M. MILLER,  HUNTER,  FALL,  SMULLEN, DeSTEFANO, DICKENS,
          SALKA, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, BARNWELL, BYRNES -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --
          M.  of A. HAWLEY, RAMOS, STECK, TAGUE -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  allowing  school
          districts  to permit home-schooled students to participate in district
          interscholastic sports
 
          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 3235
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 3235. Home instruction  students  and  interscholastic  sports.  The
     4  board  of  education  or  trustee of a school district may establish and
     5  adopt a policy to allow a student who receives home instruction  to  try
     6  out  for  and  participate  on  a school district's interschool athletic
     7  team. The policy shall include, but not  be  limited  to  the  following
     8  provisions:
     9    1. The student shall be required to meet all the same responsibilities
    10  and  standards  of behavior and eligibility for practice and competition
    11  as a public school student enrolled in the school district participating
    12  on the interschool athletic team including but not limited to the health
    13  examination, immunization, and age eligibility requirements;
    14    2. The student shall annually meet all academic requirements  pursuant
    15  to section 100.10 of commissioner regulations; provided, however, that a
    16  board  of  education  or  trustee of a school district may require addi-
    17  tional academic eligibility requirements;
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07216-01-1

        A. 4775                             2
 
     1    3. The student shall only be eligible to try out for  and  participate
     2  on their school district of residence's interschool athletic team; and
     3    4.  Transportation  shall be provided by the parent or guardian of the
     4  student.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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