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When the New York State Education Department announced onerous licensing requirements and a $50,000 penalty for instructors who didn’t comply, State Sen. and Assembly Member fought back with a new bill that would exempt from the requirements.

But after the were introduced, the department reversed the rule and supported Schneiderman and Rosenthal’s legislation.

“I am proud to say that the State Education Department has achieved supreme awareness and enlightenment on this issue,” said Schneiderman in a statement.

The legislators are still pushing the bill, which has passed the Senate’s Higher Education Committee and is awaiting a full Senate vote.

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