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S02506 Summary:

BILL NO    S02506 

SAME AS    SAME AS A09193

SPONSOR    ROBACH

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S312-a, Ed L

Relates to admission to institutions of higher education for pupils receiving
home instruction; prohibits the commissioner from requiring pupils who have
completed the requirements of a home school education or a non-public school
program to obtain or submit proof of having obtained a general education
development certificate or any accredited diploma.
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S02506 Text:

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

                                         2506

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                   January 18, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to admission into  insti-
         tutions of higher education for pupils receiving home instruction

         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  312-a
    2  to read as follows:
    3    S 312-A. FAIR PRACTICES FOR HOME SCHOOL APPLICANTS. 1. THE COMMISSION-
    4  ER  SHALL  NOT  REQUIRE  A PUPIL WHO HAS COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS OF A
    5  HOME INSTRUCTION EDUCATION OR A NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAM, AND  WHO  HAS
    6  SUBMITTED  TEST SCORES AND OTHER ADMISSIONS MATERIAL USED BY POST-SECON-
    7  DARY INSTITUTIONS THAT QUALIFY THE PUPIL FOR ADMISSION TO AN INSTITUTION
    8  OF HIGHER EDUCATION, TO OBTAIN OR SUBMIT  PROOF  OF  HAVING  OBTAINED  A
    9  GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE OR ANY ACCREDITED DIPLOMA.
   10    2.  A  PUPIL  WHO HAS COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS OF A HOME INSTRUCTION
   11  EDUCATION OR NON-PUBLIC PROGRAM SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A NOTARIZED
   12  TRANSCRIPT, WHICH DEMONSTRATES COMPLETION OF A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION  IN
   13  A  HOME  INSTRUCTION  OR  NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SETTING, FOR ADMISSION TO AN
   14  INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SUCH TRANSCRIPT  SHALL  BE  ACCEPTED
   15  AND  THE  PUPIL  ADMITTED  ON  AN EQUAL BASIS WITH ALL OTHER APPLICANTS,
   16  REGARDLESS OF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND.
   17    3. THE HOME INSTRUCTION OR NON-PUBLIC PROGRAM GRADUATE SHALL BE ELIGI-
   18  BLE TO RECEIVE THEIR EARNED POST-SECONDARY DEGREE OR DIPLOMA  WHEN  THEY
   19  HAVE  FULFILLED THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST-SECONDARY DEGREE OR PROGRAM
   20  REQUIREMENTS AND SUCH DEGREE CANNOT BE WITHHELD.
   21    4. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "INSTITUTION OF HIGHER  EDUCATION"
   22  SHALL  MEAN  ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION RECOGNIZED AND APPROVED
   23  BY THE REGENTS OR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WHICH PROVIDES
   24  A COURSE OF STUDY LEADING TO THE GRANTING OF A POST-SECONDARY DEGREE  OR
   25  DIPLOMA.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD07206-01-3
       S. 2506                             2

    1    S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
    2  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law and shall  apply
    3  to  undergraduate admissions to an institution of higher education for a
    4  term or semester that begins on or after such date.
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