Bill S3301-2013

Requires schools to allow fire departments to make a recruitment presentation in a high school

Requires the principal of any high school to allow any local fire department, upon request, to enter the school for the purpose of fire department junior recruitment, including, but not limited to: making presentations; disseminating literature; and answering questions by students.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 31, 2013: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S3301

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring schools to allow fire departments to make a recruitment presentation in a high school

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation is intended to help fire department recruit new junior members within local schools.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the education law by adding a new section 807-e: Fire department recruitment. The principal of any high school shall allow any local fire department, upon request, to enter the school for the purpose of fire department junior recruitment, including, but not limited to: making presentations; disseminating literature, and answering questions from students.

Section 2 allows the act to take effect the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION: It is important for the future of volunteer fire departments across New York State to begin recruiting new members as soon as they become eligible to join. This legislation would allow any local volunteer fire department to give presentations, distribute literature, or develop any marketing technique necessary to recruit junior members in high school. Establishing a connection with young adults early, provides for the opportunity for a long and successful career as a volunteer firefighter.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7352 of 2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3301 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 31, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 requiring schools to allow fire departments to make a recruitment presentation in a high school THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 807-e to read as follows: S 807-E. FIRE DEPARTMENT RECRUITMENT. THE PRINCIPAL OF ANY HIGH SCHOOL SHALL ALLOW ANY LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT, UPON REQUEST, TO ENTER THE SCHOOL FOR THE PURPOSE OF FIRE DEPARTMENT JUNIOR RECRUITMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: MAKING PRESENTATIONS; DISSEMINATING LITERATURE; AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS BY STUDENTS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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