Bill Text: NY S08014 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Provides that certain schools shall experience no financial harm for reduced enrollment or inability to operate for the full 180 session days due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-03-16 - PRINT NUMBER 8014C [S08014 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S08014-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         8014--C

                    IN SENATE

                                      March 9, 2020
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sens. HARCKHAM, KAPLAN -- 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 -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
          committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
          recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT in relation to providing that certain schools shall experience no
          financial  harm for reduced enrollment or inability to operate for the
          full 180 session days due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease  2019
          (COVID-19)

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1.  Notwithstanding any provision of law or regulation to  the
     2  contrary,  if as a result of the state of emergency that was executed in
     3  Executive Order No. 202 on March 7, 2020, approved private schools serv-
     4  ing students with disabilities subject to articles  81  and  89  of  the
     5  education  law,  special  act  school districts, state supported schools
     6  pursuant to article 85 of the  education  law,  and  approved  preschool
     7  special class and special class in an integrated setting programs pursu-
     8  ant  to  section 4410 of the education law are unable to operate for the
     9  full 180 session days for the 10-month 2019-2020 school year, or experi-
    10  ence a reduction in enrollment during the 2019-2020 school year, the 180
    11  session day requirement shall be waived and the per diem and/or  tuition
    12  rate  shall  be administratively adjusted by the state education depart-
    13  ment, with no approval required by the division of the budget,  so  that
    14  such  schools  experience  no  financial  harm for reduced enrollment or
    15  inability to operate for the full 180 session days.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15794-06-0
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