STATE OF NEW YORK
April 20, 2012
Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, GOLDEN, LANZA -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa-
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the board
of education of the city school district of the city of New York to
require minors who are five years old to attend kindergarten instruc-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 3205 of the educa-
2 tion law, as added by chapter 546 of the laws of 1987, is amended to
3 read as follows:
4 c. The board of education of the Syracuse city school district and the
5 board of education of the city school district of the city of New York
6 [is] are hereby authorized to require minors who are five years of age
7 on or before December first to attend kindergarten instruction. However,
8 the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to:
9 (i) Minors whose parents elect not to enroll their children in school
10 until the following September.
11 (ii) Students enrolled in non-public schools or in home instruction.
12 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
13 the date on which it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.