senate Bill S129

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides that the chancellor shall hold a public hearing before he or she closes any school

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to education
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
Apr 27, 2009 advanced to third reading
Apr 22, 2009 2nd report cal.
Apr 21, 2009 1st report cal.208
Jan 07, 2009 referred to education

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Apr 21, 2009 - Education committee Vote

S129
11
2
committee
11
Aye
2
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S129 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5442
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law

S129 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S129

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the education law, in relation to the discontinuation
of certain schools in cities with a population of one million or more


PURPOSE :
The amendment creates the opportunity for those that would be affected
by a school closing, expansion or reduction to be consulted by the New
York City Board of Education through a public hearing before such
action can be taken. This allows for those that may be affected by a
closing to voice their concerns. Such a hearing must be held at least
six months in advance and must be held at the school that is the
subject of the hearing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 Subdivision 2 of section 2590-h of the education law, as
amended by chapter 123 of the laws of 2003 are amended.

JUSTIFICATION :
This bill would give a voice to parents, teachers, supervisors,
students and members of the community on potential school closings.
This bill would allow for those that would be affected to voice their
concerns to the Board of Education, and understand the reasoning
behind the closure, reduction/or expansion of the school. By having
the meeting in the school of subject at least six months prior to any
closure, reduction, or expansion the community has the opportunity to
present its concerns to the department of education in ample time.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.8491 of 2008 06/12/08 Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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