STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
February 27, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. CONRAD -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to designating the first
Friday in February as the "New York statewide school day to help
people in need"
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 § 3204-a. New York statewide school day to help people in need; holi-
4 day. The first Friday in February shall be declared a holiday for all
5 public schools and shall be known as the "New York statewide school day
6 to help people in need".
7 § 2. Section 3604 of the education law is amended by adding a new
8 subdivision 7-a to read as follows:
9 7-a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of any
10 calculation under subdivision seven or eight of this section, the
11 commissioner shall disregard any reduction resulting from the observance
12 of the New York statewide school day to help people in need holiday and,
13 if necessary, such observed holiday shall be calculated as a session
15 § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
16 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.