Authorizes the Utica school district to require certain minors five years old to attend kindergarten.
Ayes (58): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Espaillat, Hassell-Thomps, Smith
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 9472 IN ASSEMBLY May 1, 2014 ___________Introduced by M. of A. BRINDISI -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the Utica school district to require certain minors five years old to attend kindergarten THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 3205 of the educa- tion law, as separately amended by chapters 157 and 167 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: c. The board of education of the Syracuse city school district and the board of education of the city school district of the city of New York
[and], the board of education of the city school district of the city of Rochester AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF UTICA are hereby authorized to require minors who are five years of age on or before December first to attend kindergarten instruction. However, the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to: (i) Minors whose parents elect not to enroll their children in school until the following September. (ii) Students enrolled in non-public schools or in home instruction. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14943-01-4