senate Bill S2687

Relates to vacancies on boards of cooperative educational services

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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.727
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.838
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Relates to vacancies on boards of cooperative educational services.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9609
Versions:
S2687
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6912, A9908, S6912

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2687

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to vacan-
cies on boards of cooperative educational services

PURPOSE: This bill relates to vacancies on boards of cooperative educa-
tional services, by allowing boards to fill all vacancies through
appointment.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill provides that in the event of a vacancy on a
board of cooperative educational services, the board may appoint someone
to fill the vacancy. This person will hold office until the next annual
board of cooperative educational services election.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The current process for filling a vacancy on a board of
cooperative educational services (BOCES) is cumbersome and inefficient.
Current law requires differing procedures, which are dependent on the
date the vacancy occurred.

Prior to January 1st, a board must fill the vacancy through special
election, in addition to complying with regulations set forth by such
law. These regulations include requirements such as: the special
election be held not more than 45 days after the vacancy is known; a
call for nominations must be sent to component districts and returned to
the BOCES clerk at 30 days prior to the date of the election; and
completed ballots shall be returned to the clerk no later than 14 days
before the date established for the special election.

After January 1st, a board is able to fill a vacancy through appoint-
ment, where the appointed individual holds office until the next annual
election.

This legislation seeks to streamline the process by allowing a BOCES
board to fill a vacancy through appointment, regardless of the date the
vacancy occurred. This will relieve BOCES of the burdensome process it
must currently deal with. Additionally, removing the requirement of
holding a special election will be more cost effective.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.6912/A.9908 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2687

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to vacancies on boards of
  cooperative educational services

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  f  of  subdivision  2-a of section 1950 of the
education law, as amended by chapter 602 of the laws of 1994, is amended
to read as follows:
  f. [In the event of a vacancy in the membership of a board of  cooper-
ative  educational  services  which occurs prior to January first in any
school year or during the period commencing five days prior to the  date
designated  for  submission of nominations of candidates to the board of
cooperative educational services and ending  on  the  last  day  of  the
school  year, a special election to fill such vacancy shall be conducted
in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs  b,  c  and  d  of  this
subdivision  on a date designated by the president of the board of coop-
erative educational services not late than  forty-five  days  after  the
date  the vacancy occurred.] In the event of a vacancy in the membership
of a board of cooperative educational services [which occurs on or after
January first and prior to the fifth day preceding the  date  designated
for  submission  of  nominations  of candidates the board of cooperative
educational services], SUCH BOARD may fill such vacancy  by  appointment
and  the  person  so  appointed  shall hold office until the next annual
election of the board of  cooperative  educational  services.  [Notwith-
standing  any  other  provision  of  this subdivision, any vacancy which
occurs on or after July first, nineteen hundred ninety-three  and  prior
to  January  first,  nineteen  hundred  ninety-four shall be filled by a
special election in accordance with paragraphs b, c and d of this subdi-
vision.]
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07131-01-3

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