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