senate Bill S4199

Authorizes the Ogdensburg city school district to reorganize under the procedures established for central school districts rather than for city school districts

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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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actions

  • 14 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.968
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.97
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 24 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Authorizes the Ogdensburg city school district to reorganize under the procedures established for central school districts rather than for city school districts.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7369
Versions:
S4199
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1524, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4199

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
authorizing the Ogdensburg city school district to operate as if it
were a central school district

PURPOSE: To allow the Ogdensburg school district to utilize the
provisions allowed for central school districts for purposes of
consolidation with other school districts.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one provides that, notwithstanding that the Ogdensburg central
school district is classified as a small city school district under
the education law, it will have the option of using the organizational
procedure allowed for central school districts under article
thirty-seven of the law, for purposes of consolidation with other
districts.

Section two provides the effective date of the legislation.

EXISTING LAW: Under current law, Ogdensburg is considered to be a
small city school district, and as such, in order to consolidate with
other school district, it must use a procedure that is more akin to an
annexation. Under Article thirty-seven of the Education law, Central
school districts are able to use a true consolidation process.

JUSTIFICATION: The Ogdensburg central school district is attempting
to operate more efficiently by entering into consolidation discussions
with surrounding school districts. However, as a small city school
district, the process it is allowed to use is similar to annexation,
rather than consolidation

Ogdensburg simply wants the opportunity to be able to use the
consolidation process allowed to central school districts, as allowed
by article thirty-seven of the education law.

This bill would pertain solely to the Ogdensburg school district.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state. If the consolidation process is
made more palatable for Ogdensburg and other nearby districts, they
may be more likely to combine, thereby operating more efficiently and
saving costs.

EFFECTIVE DATE: If enacted, this bill would take effect immediately.

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

                                  4199

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  authorizing  the
  Ogdensburg  city  school  district  to operate as if it were a central
  school district

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

  Section  1.  Section  1524 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE OGDENSBURG CITY
SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL HAVE THE OPTION OF USING THE  ORGANIZATION  PROCE-
DURE  ALLOWED FOR CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY-SEVEN OF
THIS TITLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09588-01-3

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