senate Bill S6523

Provides that when the governor declares a weather related state of emergency in a city having a population of one million or more, all public and private elementary and secondary schools shall be closed

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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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  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1011
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Provides that when the governor declares a weather related state of emergency in a city having a population of one million or more, all public and private elementary and secondary schools shall be closed and remain closed until such emergency is terminated.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9266
Versions:
S6523
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง27-a, Exec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6523

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring elementary and secondary schools to close in the event the
governor declares a state of emergency related to the weather in any
city having a population of one million or more

PURPOSE:

Provides that when the governor declares a state of emergency in a
city having a population of one million or more, all public and
private elementary and secondary schools shall be closed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 states that the executive law is amended by adding a new
section 27-a.

JUSTIFICATION:

Upon declaration of a state of emergency in a city populated with one
million or more in New York State, all elementary and secondary
schools are to be closed down for the sake of all students and staff
traveling to and from such schools. A lot of students utilize public
transportation to get to and from school and in a state of emergency
there is reduced schedule of busses and trains. In addition, in a
weather state of emergency it is usually advised to stay off the roads
for safety and it is unsafe to require staff to drive and students to
be subject to dangerous conditions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Legislation

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6523

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  requiring  elementary
  and  secondary  schools  to close in the event the governor declares a
  state of emergency related to the weather in any city having  a  popu-
  lation of one million or more

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  27-a
to read as follows:
  S 27-A. WEATHER RELATED STATE OF EMERGENCY.  WHENEVER THE GOVERNOR, ON
HIS  OR  HER OWN INITIATIVE OR PURSUANT TO A REQUEST FROM THE MAYOR OF A
CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, FINDS THAT A  STATE  OF
EMERGENCY  EXISTS BECAUSE OF THE IMMINENT OR EXISTING WEATHER CONDITIONS
IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, HE  OR  SHE  SHALL
DECLARE  A  WEATHER  RELATED STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EXECUTIVE ORDER. UPON
SUCH A DECLARATION ALL  PUBLIC  AND  PRIVATE  ELEMENTARY  AND  SECONDARY
SCHOOLS  IN SUCH CITY SHALL BE CLOSED AND REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL SUCH STATE
OF EMERGENCY IS TERMINATED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13707-01-4

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