A06815 Summary:

BILL NO    A06815A

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Miller

COSPNSR    O'Donnell

MLTSPNSR   

Add S3204-a, amd S3604, Ed L

Establishes Eid-al-Adha and Eid-Al-Fitr as school holidays in certain school
districts.
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A06815 Actions:

BILL NO    A06815A

04/19/2013 referred to education
01/08/2014 referred to education
06/13/2014 amend (t) and recommit to education
06/13/2014 print number 6815a
06/16/2014 reported referred to ways and means
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A06815 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06815 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A6815A

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the education law, in relation to
establishing Eid-al-Adha and Eid-Al-Fitr as school holidays

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To establish Eid-al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr as a school holiday as a
school holiday.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a
to read as follows: 3 S 3204-a. Eid-al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr as a
school holiday. The days of the Islamic lunar calendar designated to
begin on the tenth day of the month of Dhul Hijja and commonly known
as "Eid-Ul-Adha" shall be a school holiday for all public schools in a
city school district of a city having a population of one million or
more.

2. The school authorities of every public school in a city school
district of a city having a population of one million or more are
hereby authorized and directed to cause all public schools within such
district to be closed on Eid-al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr.

S 2. Section 3604 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 7-b to read as follows:

7-b. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of any
calculation under subdivision seven or eight of this section, the
commissioner shall disregard any reduction resulting from observance
of Eid-al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, if necessary, such observed holiday
shall be calculated as a session day.

JUSTIFICATION:

NYC Public School calendar recognizes various interfaith/ religious
holidays by closing for business. Muslims celebrate two holidays in a
year and these holidays should be recognized by our public school
system. Muslims represent a growing population in NYC region and
Eid-al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr should be recognized as an approved
holidays.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
shall have become a law; provided that any and all rules and
regulations and any other measures necessary to implement any


provision of this act on its effective date may be promulgated and
taken, respectively, on or before such effective date.
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A06815 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        6815--A

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    April 19, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. MILLER -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on  Education  -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in accord-
         ance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill
         amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
         tee

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  establishing  Eid-al-
         Adha and Eid-Al-Fitr as school holidays

         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 3204-a
    2  to read as follows:
    3    S3204-A. EID-AL-ADHA AND EID-AL-FITR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. 1. THE  DAYS  OF
    4  THE  ISLAMIC  LUNAR CALENDAR DESIGNATED TO BEGIN ON THE TENTH DAY OF THE
    5  MONTH OF DHUL HIJJA AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS "EID-AL-ADHA", AND  THE  FIRST
    6  DAY  OF  SHAWWAI  KNOWN  AS EID-AL-FITR SHALL BE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR ALL
    7  PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF A CITY HAVING  A  POPULATION
    8  OF ONE MILLION OR MORE.
    9    2.  THE  SCHOOL  AUTHORITIES  OF  EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL IN A CITY SCHOOL
   10  DISTRICT OF A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE ARE HEREBY
   11  AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO CAUSE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN SUCH DISTRICT
   12  TO BE CLOSED ON EID-AL-ADHA AND EID-AL-FITR.
   13    S 2. Section 3604 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
   14  subdivision 7-c to read as follows:
   15    7-C.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR PURPOSES OF ANY
   16  CALCULATION UNDER SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OR  EIGHT  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE
   17  COMMISSIONER  SHALL DISREGARD ANY REDUCTION RESULTING FROM OBSERVANCE OF
   18  EID-AL-ADHA AND EID-AL-FITR AND, IF NECESSARY,  SUCH  OBSERVED  HOLIDAYS
   19  SHALL BE CALCULATED AS A SESSION DAY.
   20    S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
   21  it  shall  have  become a law; provided that any and all rules and regu-
   22  lations and any other measures necessary to implement any  provision  of
   23  this act on its effective date may be promulgated and taken, respective-
   24  ly, on or before such effective date.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD10194-03-4
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