NYS Legislation on Education

This page outlines as many pieces of proposed NY State legislation that I could find. Please use the comments area to let me know of others. Here’s the link to the Education Committee list of open legislation. The list below for 2015 is current as of April 22, 2015. I have left the prior years bills visible on this page as well. So, don’t be overwhelmed by the length of the page.

2015 NY Senate Bills

S01938: Allows parents and legal guardians of children with an individualized education program to opt such children out of the “common core standards” and certain testing
Sponsor: Panepinto
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S01938&term=2015&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y

S2116-2015: Relates to truth in testing for the common core
Sponsor: LAVALLE
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2116-2015

S4835-2015: Relates to common core state testing
Sponsor: MARCELLINO
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4835-2015

S4811-2015: Relates to the public comment period regarding the statewide teacher and principal evaluation system
Sponsor: MARCHIONE
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4811-2015

S4709-2015: Relates to annual professional performance review plans submitted by the highest performing ten percent of school districts
Sponsor:MARTINS
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4709-2015

S4161-2015: Enacts the common core parental refusal act
Sponsor: MURPHY
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4161-2015

S4110-2015: Relates to prohibiting the use of examinations developed by Pearson Education Inc. or its affiliates
Sponsor: PANEPINTO
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4110-2015

S2697-2015: Relates to truth in testing for the common core
Sponsor: FLANAGAN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2697-2015

S4144-2015: Requires the education department to provide teachers of pupils taking a common core curriculum exam to provide the results of such pupils and pupils statewide
Sponsor: LITTLE
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4144-2015

S1501-2015: Provides that students who have an IEP shall not be required to take more than one regents examination in any given day
Sponsor: KENNEDY
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S1501-2015

2015 NY Assembly Bills

A6025-2015: Enacts the common core parental refusal act
Sponsor: Tedisco
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A6025-2015

A7013-2015: Relates to the takeover and restructuring of struggling and persistently struggling schools
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A7013-2015

A6431-2015: Enacts the “New York City Panel for Education Policy Members Public Responsibility Act”
Sponsor: Perry
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A6431-2015

A3880-2015: Requires the commissioner of education to survey, examine and report about school district compliance with physical education instruction requirements in elementary grades in public schools
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A3880-2015

A3656-2015: Establishes the Blue Ribbon Commission on 21st Century Testing and Curriculum
Sponsor: Ra
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A3656-2015

A3050-2015: Relates to truth in testing for the common core
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A3050-2015

A411-2015: Establishes the common core state standards evaluation task force
Sponsor: Rosenthal
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A411-2015

A5271-2015: Relates to removing any imposed confidentiality agreements regarding common core testing
Sponsor: Skoufis
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A5271-2015

A2245-2015: Requires the commissioner of education to post past common core and other state standardized examinations on the department’s website
Sponsor: Lupinacci
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A2245-2015

A5142-2015: Relates to the common core state standards initiative
Sponsor: Graf
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A5142-2015

A2638-2015: Prohibits biologically identifying questions from being asked prior to standardized testing
Sponsor: Sepulveda
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A2638-2015

A5270-2015: Provides that students who have an IEP shall not be required to take more than one regents examination in any given day
Sponsor: Santabarbara
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A5270-2015

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Update June 13, 2013:  It’s official. I do believe NYS Assemblyman Al Graf @AlGrafNY is the first politician in NYS to attempt to withdraw NY from Common Core & RtTT.

NYS Senate 2014 Proposed Legislation (Updated March 24, 2014) * are changes or additions

* S6686-2013: Abolishes the board of regents and transfers the powers and duties to the commissioner of education; repealer
Sponsor: LIBOUS
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6686-2013

S2031A-2013: Provides that vacancies in the office of regent shall be filled by appointment
Sponsor: LAVALLE
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2031A-2013

S6671-2013: Relates to meetings and absences of the board of regents
Sponsor: FLANAGAN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6671-2013

S6604-2013: Establishes the Blue Ribbon Commission on 21st Century and Curriculum (the bill to halt Common Core implementation)
Sponsor: ZELDIN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6604-2013

S3119A-2013: Requires the commissioner of education to require all schools to obtain permission from parents prior to collecting a pupil’s biometric information
Sponsor: PARKER
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S3119A-2013

S6472-2013: Relates to the common core state standards initiative and the race to the top program
Sponsor: AVELLA
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6472-2013

S4712A-2013: Requires a study and report on the total cost of student assessments
Sponsor: LATIMER
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4712A-2013

S4764B-2013: Relates to standardized testing for grades kindergarten through grade two
Sponsor: GIPSON
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4764-2013

S5252-2013: Relates to computer-based assessment technology apportionment
Sponsor: FLANAGAN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5252-2013

S5571-2013: Relates to wage reporting data under the federal workforce investment act (details about NY’s plans for an expanded P-20 Longitudinal Database System)
Sponsor: FLANAGAN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5571-2013

S1757A-2013: Provides for the elimination of certain reporting requirements imposed on school districts and local governments
Sponsor: LITTLE
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S1757A-2013

S142-2013: Requires persons in parental relation with a child of elementary school age to attend parent support instruction programs
Sponsor: DIAZ
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S142-2013

S6307-2013: Relates to reforming the core curriculum assessments and the use thereof for student placements and teacher and principal evaluations; repealer
Sponsor: BALL
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6307-2013

S6267-2013: Relates to the common core state standards initiative and the race to the top program
Sponsor: BALL
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6267-2013

S6235-2013: Limits the use of assessments administered to students in grades kindergarten through grade two for diagnostic purposes
Sponsor: MARTINS
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6235-2013

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NYS Senate 2013 Proposed Legislation (Updated Dec 13, 2013) * are changes or additions

S6009-2013: Relates to truth in testing for the common core
Sponsor: FLANAGAN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6009-2013

S6007-2013: Establishes penalties for the unauthorized release of personally identifiable information from student records and certain records of classroom teachers and building principals
Sponsor: FLANAGAN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6007-2013

S6006-2013: Relates to annual professional performance review agreements
Sponsor: FLANAGAN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6006-2013

S6008-2013: Relates to annual professional performance review agreements
Sponsor: FLANAGAN
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6008-2013

S5932-2013: Relates to the release of personally identifiable student information
Sponsor: ROBACH
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5932-2013

S5930-2013 Relates to the release of personally identifiable information
Sponsor: MARTINS
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5930-2013

S5540-2013: Relates to truth in testing for the common core
Sponsor: LAVALLE
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5540-2013

S4284-2013: Relates to the release of personally identifiable student information
Sponsor: GRISANTI
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4284-2013

S5043-2013: Relates to the effect of mandates on school districts
Sponsor: GRISANTI
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5043-2013

S5355-2013: Enacts the “K12 student privacy and cloud computing act”
Sponsor: MAZIARZ
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5355-2013

S2464-2013: Requires elementary schools to report the results of English/language arts and mathematics assessments to parents of pupils by the last day of classes
Sponsor: LANZA
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2464-2013

S1581-2013: Relates to notification of parents when student directory personal contact information is released to third parties; provides an opportunity to opt-out
Sponsor: PARKER
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S1581-2013

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NYS Assembly 2014 Proposed Legislation (Updated March 24, 2014) * are changes or additions

* A2611-2013: Establishes procedures and guidelines for which a test subject may request and obtain information and materials regarding a standardized test
Sponsor: Ortiz
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A2611-2013

* A2333A-2013: Provides for accountability in state assessments to determine graduation, grade promotion or adequate yearly progress
Sponsor: Paulin
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A2333A-2013

A8929-2013: Relates to the use of common core assessments, teacher and principal training and the release of personally identifiable student data
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8929-2013

A8844-2013: Establishes the Blue Ribbon Commission on 21st Century and Curriculum
Sponsor: Ra
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8844-2013

A8186-2013: Includes psychological screening for students in public schools as part of the required health certificate
Sponsor: Markey
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8186-2013

A8353-2013: Establishes penalties for the unauthorized release of personally identifiable information from student records and certain records of classroom teachers and building principals
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8353-2013

A8356-2013: Relates to truth in testing for the common core
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8356-2013

A8355-2013: Relates to annual professional performance review agreements
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8355-2013

A8354-2013: Relates to annual professional performance review agreements
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8354-2013

A8389-2013: Relates to the election of regents
Sponsor: Graf
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8389-2013

A8372-2013: Abolishes school taxes, provides for alternative taxes to fund education; repealer
Sponsor: Thiele
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8372-2013

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NYS Assembly 2013 Proposed Legislation (Updated Dec 13, 2013) * are changes or additions

A8256-2013: Establishes the common core state standards evaluation task force
Sponsor: Rosenthal
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8256-2013

A7994-2013: Relates to the common core state standards initiative and the race to the top program.
Sponsor: Graf
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A07994&term=&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y

A7872-2013: Relates to the release of personally identifiable student information
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A7872-2013

A7442-2013: Relates to truth in testing for the common core
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A7442-2013

A6059-2013: Relates to the release of personally identifiable student information
Sponsor: O’Donnell
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A6059-2013

A6593-2013: Relates to standardized testing for grades kindergarten through grade two
Sponsor: Nolan
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A6593-2013

A7701-2013: Relates to the effect of mandates on school districts
Sponsor: Walter
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A7701-2013

A7243-2013: Enacts the “K12 student privacy and cloud computing act”
Sponsor: Simotas
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A7243-2013

A5271-2013: Requires elementary schools to report the results of English/language arts and mathematics assessments to parents of pupils by the last day of classes
Sponsor: Cusick
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A5271-2013

A6854-2013: Provides that information as to a student shall not be released by the state or city university of New York or an alumni association thereof without the student’s written consent
Sponsor:Boyland
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A06854&term=&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y

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  1. Great round up! Thanks for keeping this updated!

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