assembly Bill A8800A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2012 print number 8800a
Jan 31, 2012 amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education

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A8800 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6087
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §414, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A265, A7560
2015-2016: A6843

A8800 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes or when such service or worship is deemed not disruptive of normal school operations.

A8800 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8800

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CASTRO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LOSQUA-
  DRO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing  religious
  meetings and worship in school buildings and school sites

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of
section 414 of the education law, the opening paragraph  as  amended  by
chapter  369 of the laws of 1977 and paragraph (c) as amended by chapter
345 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows:
  Schoolhouses and the grounds  connected  therewith  and  all  property
belonging  to the district shall be in the custody and under the control
and supervision of the trustees or board of education of  the  district.
The  trustees  or  board  of  education,  OR IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK THE
COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD, may adopt reasonable regulations for the use  of
such schoolhouses, grounds or other property, all portions thereof, when
not  in  use for school purposes or when the school is in use for school
purposes if in the opinion of the trustees or  board  of  education  use
will  not  be  disruptive  of  normal  school operations, for such other
public purposes as are herein provided[; except, however, in the city of
New York each community school board shall be authorized to prohibit any
use of schoolhouses and school grounds within its district  which  would
otherwise be permitted under the provisions of this section]. Such regu-
lations  shall  provide  for  the  safety and security of the pupils and
shall not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and shall conform
to the purposes and intent of this  section  and  shall  be  subject  to
review  on  appeal  to the commissioner of education as provided by law.
The trustees or board of education of  each  district  may,  subject  to
regulations adopted as above provided, permit the use of the schoolhouse
and  rooms  therein, and the grounds and other property of the district,
when not in use for school purposes or when the school  is  in  use  for
school  purposes if in the opinion of the trustees or board of education

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A8800A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6087
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §414, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A265, A7560
2015-2016: A6843

A8800A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes or when such service or worship is deemed not disruptive of normal school operations.

A8800A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8800--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. CASTRO, STEVENSON, CRESPO, RODRIGUEZ, HEASTIE,
  GIBSON, SCARBOROUGH, THIELE, ARROYO, JEFFRIES, HIKIND, McENENY,  REIL-
  LY, BARRON, PRETLOW, CAMARA, ORTIZ, HOOPER, PERRY, ESPINAL, P. RIVERA,
  M. MILLER,  BRINDISI,  COLTON, RAMOS, MENG -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. ABBATE,  AUBRY,  BARCLAY,  BOYLAND,  BURLING,  BUTLER,  CALHOUN,
  CERETTO, CORWIN, CROUCH, CURRAN, FITZPATRICK, GABRYSZAK, GIGLIO, GRAF,
  HAWLEY,  LOSQUADRO,  MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONOUGH,  McLAUGHLIN,  D. MILLER,
  J. MILLER, MOYA, MURRAY, PALMESANO, RA, RAIA, REILICH, ROBINSON, SALA-
  DINO, SCHIMMINGER, SIMANOWITZ, TEDISCO,  TOBACCO,  WALTER,  WRIGHT  --
  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Education -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing  religious
  meetings and worship in school buildings and school sites

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of
section 414 of the education law, the opening paragraph  as  amended  by
chapter  369 of the laws of 1977 and paragraph (c) as amended by chapter
345 of the laws of 2009, are amended and a new subdivision 3 is added to
read as follows:
  Schoolhouses and the grounds  connected  therewith  and  all  property
belonging  to the district shall be in the custody and under the control
and supervision of the trustees or board of education of  the  district.
The  trustees  or  board  of  education,  OR IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK THE
COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD, may adopt reasonable regulations for the use  of
such schoolhouses, grounds or other property, all portions thereof, when
not  in  use for school purposes or when the school is in use for school
purposes if in the opinion of the trustees or  board  of  education  use
will  not  be  disruptive  of  normal  school operations, for such other
public purposes as are herein provided[; except, however, in the city of
New York each community school board shall be authorized to prohibit any
use of schoolhouses and school grounds within its district  which  would

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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