December 17 -- The New Federalism
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NY Governor Signs AB 5200
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs AB 5200 , anti-hazing legislation that bars certain physical contact or physical activity in any organization’s initiation ceremony when such activity creates a substantial risk of...
NY Assembly Endorses AB 9605
The NEW YORK Assembly endorses AB 9605 , legislation that allows unauthorized immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Empire State colleges and universities, and be eligible for receiving tuition aid. It is the eighth...
New York Signs AB 611
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs AB 611 , which bans the use of electronic cigarettes and tobacco products on Empire State public school grounds. The law also prohibits e-cigarette use on buses and other vehicles that transport...
Kentucky Approves SB 159
The KENTUCKY House approves SB 159 , which would require Bluegrass State high school students to pass a version of the civics test that the U.S. government gives to immigrants when they apply to become citizens. It returns...
New York Signs AB 10740
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs AB 10740 , which makes the Empire State the first to require all schools to test their drinking water for lead contamination, with results reported to parents and state and local officials...
Education In RI
The RHODE ISLAND Senate approves legislation which makes clear that schools are required to report suspected child abuse to child welfare authorities. It is now in the House (ASSOCIATED PRESS).
NY Approves AB 4311
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NH Vetoes HB 449
NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) vetoes HB 449, which would have altered a Granite State law requiring the payment of child support payments until a student has graduated from high school, even if that student is over 18. Under...
NY Endorses SB 5965 University Sex Assault Bill
The NEW YORK Assembly and Senate each endorse SB 5965, which would create a statewide definition of what constitutes consensual sexual activity at Empire State public and private colleges and universities...