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S06810 Summary:

Add 3602-g, Ed L
Directs the commissioner of education to allocate specified funds to provide basic school supplies for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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S06810 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      June 20, 2017
        Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  providing  for  basic
          school supplies for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade
          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 3602-g
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 3602-g. Apportionment  of  moneys  to  school  districts  for  basic
     4  supplies.  1.  Definitions.  As used in this section the following terms
     5  are defined as follows:
     6    a. "Basic school supplies" shall mean items generally  required  by  a
     7  student  to  attend school including, but not limited to, pencils, pens,
     8  highlighters, crayons, markers, erasers, index cards, paper,  notebooks,
     9  binders, folders, scissors, rulers and calculators.
    10    b.  "School district" shall mean the school district which the student
    11  attends.
    12    2. a. The commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to  grant  to
    13  each  school district ten dollars per student enrolled in public schools
    14  in the school district in  grades  kindergarten  through  twelfth  grade
    15  beginning  with  the two thousand eighteen--two thousand nineteen school
    16  year. Each school district shall use such funds to furnish such students
    17  with basic school supplies on or before the first  day  of  school  each
    18  year.
    19    b. Any funds which are unused shall be returned to the commissioner.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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