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|Jan 06, 2010||referred to higher education|
|Feb 12, 2009||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S2160
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
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S2160 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2160 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that regents of the University of the state of New York in office March 31, 2009 shall hold office until June 30th of the year in which such term expires; also provides that commencing July 1, 2009 each regent shall be elected to a term of five years with each such term to expire on the last day of June and the election by the legislature to be held on or before the first Tuesday of May; also provides that if the legislature fails to agree on the election by the first Tuesday in May, then the legislature shall meet in joint session at noon on the third Tuesday in May to elect such regent by ballot; further provides that such election shall be held on the second Tuesday in May if the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly certify no later than March first that such election would conflict with religious observances.
S2160 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2160 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to the terms of office of the regents of the University of the State of New York PURPOSE : This bill changes the timetable for election of members of the Board of Regents, moving the process out of the period of time when the Senate and Assembly are negotiating a new State budget. The amendment clarifies provision of the Legislative process for regents appointment. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : The bill provides for Election of Regents on the third Tuesday in May rather than on the first Tuesday in March as provided in current law. Accordingly, terms of Regents would expire on June 30 rather than April 1 as provided under current law. Further, the terms that a Regent can serve would be reduced from seven to five years. The amendment is required to ensure that the existing cycle of Regents terms continues uninterrupted while the change of election date is implemented. The amendment makes a technical correction to accurately reflect that this bill refer to University of the State of New York. JUSTIFICATION :
S2160 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2160 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 12, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the terms of office of the regents of the University of the State of New York THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 202 of the education law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 547 of the laws of 1993, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 296 of the laws of 1984 and as designated by chapter 892 of the laws of 1985, are amended to read as follows: 1. The University of the State of New York shall be governed and all its corporate powers exercised by a board of regents the number of whose members shall at all times be four more than the number of the then existing judicial districts of the state and shall not be less than fifteen. [The regents in office April first, nineteen hundred seventy- four shall hold office, in the order of their election, for such times that the term of one such regent will expire in each year on the first day of April. Commencing April first, nineteen hundred seventy-four, each regent shall be elected for a term of seven years, each such term to expire on the first day of April.] Commencing on April first, nine- teen hundred ninety-four, each regent shall be elected for a term of five years, each such term to expire on the first day of April. REGENTS IN OFFICE MARCH THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINE SHALL HOLD OFFICE UNTIL JUNE THIRTIETH OF THE YEAR IN WHICH SUCH REGENTS' TERM SHALL EXPIRE. COMMENCING JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINE, EACH REGENT SHALL BE ELECTED TO A TERM OF FIVE YEARS, EACH SUCH TERM TO EXPIRE ON THE LAST DAY OF JUNE. Each regent shall be elected by the legislature by concurrent resolution in the preceding [March] MAY, on or before the first Tuesday of such month. If, however, the legislature fails to agree on such concurrent resolution by the first Tuesday of [such month] MAY, then the two houses shall meet in joint session at noon on the [second] THIRD EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08880-01-9
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