senate Bill S2015A

Relates to establishing set dates for school district proposition votes

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  • 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 EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.963
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1029
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2015A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Establishes dates all propositions to be voted upon by the qualified voters of any school district shall be held.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2015
S2015A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1501-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6235

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BILL NUMBER:S2015A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
dates school district proposition votes may be held

PURPOSE:

This legislation establishes dates for school district proposition
votes.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the Education Law by adding a new section 1501-d,
stating that all school district proposition votes will be held on the
third Tuesday in May. However, such election shall be held on the
second Tuesday in May at a time and place separate from the annual
meeting of such school district if the Commissioner of Education, at
the request of a local school board, certifies no later than March
first that such election would conflict with religious observances.

Additionally, school district proposition votes may also take place on
either or both of two separate dates to be set by the Commissioner,
not to be between the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
and the third Monday of January.

Finally, if in the event of an emergency or disaster situation a
proposition must be offered, a school board may, by two-thirds
majority vote, set its own date for the proposition.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Having uniform set voting dates for school projects will increase
voter turnout.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.2015 of 2013: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Education Committee
S.6235 of 2012: Died on Senate Floor Calendar
S.5261 of 2008: Died on Senate Floor Calendar
S.5261 of 2007: Died on Senate Floor Calendar

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
shall have become 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 is
authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such
effective date.


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

                                 2015--A
    Cal. No. 1029

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  the  dates  school
  district proposition votes may be held

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1501-d
to read as follows:
  S 1501-D. DATE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSITION VOTES. 1.  NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY LAW, RULE  OR  REGULATION  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ALL  PROPOSITIONS
CONDUCTED  PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE AND VOTED UPON BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS
OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE HELD ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
  (A) ON THE THIRD TUESDAY IN MAY, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH ELECTION
SHALL BE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MAY IF THE  COMMISSIONER  AT  THE
REQUEST OF A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD CERTIFIES NO LATER THAN MARCH FIRST THAT
SUCH  ELECTION  WOULD CONFLICT WITH RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES. SUCH ELECTION
SHALL TAKE PLACE AT A TIME AND PLACE SEPARATE FROM THE ANNUAL MEETING OF
SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT; OR
  (B) ON EITHER OR BOTH OF TWO ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE SET BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS.  SUCH  ADDI-
TIONAL  DATES  SHALL  NOT TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE FIRST TUESDAY AFTER THE
FIRST MONDAY OF NOVEMBER AND THE THIRD MONDAY OF JANUARY, KNOWN  AS  DR.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY.
  2. SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSITION VOTES MAY BE OFFERED ON ANOTHER DATE IF
SUCH VOTE IS BEING OFFERED IN RESPONSE TO AN EMERGENCY OR DISASTER SITU-
ATION.  THE  LOCAL  SCHOOL  BOARD SHALL DECIDE, BY A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05952-02-4

S. 2015--A                          2

VOTE, IF A PROPOSITION MUST BE OFFERED DUE TO AN EMERGENCY  OR  DISASTER
SITUATION.  VOTERS  SHALL BE NOTIFIED, BY REASONABLE MEANS, OF SUCH VOTE
AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO SUCH VOTE TAKING PLACE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its  effective  date  is
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.

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