A06815 Summary:

BILL NO    A06815 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Miller

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S3204-a, amd S3604, Ed L

Establishes Eid-U1-Adha as a school holiday.
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A06815 Actions:

BILL NO    A06815 

04/19/2013 referred to education
01/08/2014 referred to education
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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:A6815

TITLE  OF  BILL:    An  act to amend the education law, in relation to
establishing the Eid-Ul-Adha school holiday

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:  To establish Eid-Ul-Adha 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-Ul-Adha 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-Ul-Adha.

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-Ul-Adha and, 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-Ul-Adha Day should be recognized as
an approved holiday. 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

                              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

       AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the Eid-
         Ul-Adha school holiday

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

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD10194-02-3
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