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AB 942 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A942
 
SPONSOR: Miller MG
  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 § 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-U1- 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 are hereby authorized and directed to cause all public schools within such district to be closed on Eid-al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. 2. Section 3604 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivi- sion 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-a- lAdha and Eid al-Fitr should be recognized as an approved holidays.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-2016 A2731   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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