Bill Text: NY A00834 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to student eligibility for a high school diploma upon passing either a regents competency test or regents examination in certain subjects.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 16-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - referred to education [A00834 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00834-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 11, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. WALSH, ASHBY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          B. MILLER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  regents  competency
          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 319 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 319. Regents competency examinations. Notwithstanding any other law,
     4  rule or regulation to the contrary, a student first entering grade  nine
     5  in  the two thousand sixteen -- two thousand seventeen school year shall
     6  be eligible to receive a high school diploma upon completing the  requi-
     7  site  number of credits as determined by the commissioner and by passing
     8  either a regents competency test  or  regents  examination  in  English,
     9  mathematics,  United  States  history and government, science and global
    10  history and geography.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.