senate Bill S774

Makes election day a school holiday

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 15 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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Bill Details

Versions:
S774
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S774

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the education law, in relation to making election day
a school holiday


PURPOSE :
This bill would make a general or special election day a school
holiday.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1: Subdivision 8 of section 3604 of the education law is
amended to make a general or special election day a school holiday. In
addition, a deficiency not exceeding two days during any school year
caused by a general and/or special election shall be excused by the
commissioner.
Section 2: Effective date

JUSTIFICATION :
In many areas throughout New York State polling places are located in
schools. This allows people who normally do not have access to schools
to legally enter them on election day. The large numbers of people
going to a polling place in a school can be dangerous to children
because school personnel will not know who is on school grounds. This
bill would end this security risk and protect children by making a
general or special election day a school holiday. In addition, this
bill would not effect school aid.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007 -2008 - Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the first July next succeeding the date
on which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or
regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on
or before such effective date.
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