senate Bill S1769

Provides for the inclusion of one ex officio student member to village boards of trustees

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.70
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.737
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Provides for the inclusion of one ex officio student member to village boards of trustees.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1214
Versions:
S1769
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Village Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-301, add §3-305, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3357A, A5382A
2009-2010: S5866, A8940

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1769

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the village law, in relation to including a high school member
on village boards of trustees

PURPOSE:
To permit a village to have an ex-officio non-voting student
representative of its Board of Trustees

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would amend Section 3-301 (1) (b) of the village law to
provide for an ex-officio nonvoting student representative of the
village Board. The bill also adds a new section 3-305 to the Village
Law which provides that a village may, subject to permissive
referendum, appoint a local high school senior to a one year term.

JUSTIFICATION:
The legislation is similar to legislation which allows students to be
non-voting members of school boards. The appointment would be a
recognition by the community of its interest in student participation
in local government.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12 S.3357A; 2010 S.5866/A.8940

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 1769                                                  A. 1214

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to including a high  school
  member on village boards of trustees

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph b of  subdivision  1  of  section  3-301  of  the
village law is amended to read as follows:
  b.  four  trustees, except that the board of trustees of a village may
change the number of trustees as authorized by  section  3-304  of  this
article,  AND EXCEPT THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A VILLAGE MAY APPOINT
ONE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO SUCH BOARD AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION  3-305
OF THIS ARTICLE;
  S  2. The village law is amended by adding a new section 3-305 to read
as follows:
  S 3-305 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE.  THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES  BY  RESOLUTION
OR  LOCAL LAW MAY APPOINT ONE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO SUCH BOARD. SUCH
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE A SENIOR IN A HIGH SCHOOL  OF  A  SCHOOL
DISTRICT IN WHICH ALL OR PART OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT IS CONTAINED WITH-
IN  SUCH  VILLAGE.  THE TERM OF SUCH STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE FOR
ONE YEAR AND SHALL BEGIN ON THE JULY FIRST PRECEDING THE SENIOR YEAR  OF
SUCH  STUDENT  REPRESENTATIVE  AND  END  THE FOLLOWING JUNE THIRTIETH. A
VACANCY OF SUCH REPRESENTATIVE MAY  BE  FILLED  BY  THE  BOARD  FOR  THE
REMAINDER  OF  SUCH TERM.  SUCH STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE ENTITLED
TO SIT WITH BOARD MEMBERS AT  ALL  PUBLIC  MEETINGS  OF  THE  BOARD  AND
PARTICIPATE  IN  ALL  BOARD  HEARINGS  AND  MEETINGS, PROVIDED THAT SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06124-01-3

S. 1769                             2                            A. 1214

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE SHALL NOT  BE  ALLOWED  TO  VOTE,  SHALL  NOT  BE
ALLOWED  TO  ATTEND  EXECUTIVE  SESSION,  AND  SHALL  NOT BE ENTITLED TO
RECEIVE COMPENSATION OF ANY FORM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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