senate Bill S340

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to engage in collective bargaining with component school district employees

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S340 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A146
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10995, S7659

S340 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a board of cooperative educational services to engage in collective bargaining, on a supervisory district-wide basis, with the employee organizations representing teachers and other employees of the component school districts which opt for such services.

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BILL NUMBER:S340

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing boards of
cooperative educational services to engage in collective bargaining with
employee organizations representing teachers and other employees of
component school districts

PURPOSE:
To allow Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to engage
in collective bargaining for the new hiring of teachers and other
district employees.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1- Amends subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law
by adding a new paragraph 00 to allow component school districts with
the approval of the commissioner, to provide collective bargaining,
pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law, on a
supervisory district-wide basis with the employee organizations
representing the teachers and other employees of such district.

Section 2- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
There are currently nearly 700 school districts in New York State that
separately negotiate collective bargaining agreements. Although
school districts can opt to use BOCES to help them negotiate
contracts there are no regional contracts among school districts.

Regional and statewide systems do exist in other states many opting
for a statewide salary schedule for teachers. This approach is not
feasible in New York because of the cost of living discrepancies among
regional areas in the State. However, a regional system is a good
option to assist school districts in these complex labor agreements.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.7659 Referred to Education; A.10995 Referred to education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 340                                                    A. 146

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. SAYWARD -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing boards of
  cooperative educational services to engage  in  collective  bargaining
  with  employee organizations representing teachers and other employees
  of component school districts

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  4  of section 1950 of the education law is
amended by adding a new paragraph oo to read as follows:
  OO. UPON THE REQUEST OF THE COMPONENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS  AND  WITH  THE
APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSIONER, TO PROVIDE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, PURSUANT
TO  ARTICLE  FOURTEEN  OF  THE  CIVIL  SERVICE  LAW,  ON  A  SUPERVISORY
DISTRICT-WIDE BASIS WITH THE  EMPLOYEE  ORGANIZATIONS  REPRESENTING  THE
TEACHERS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE COMPONENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01295-01-1

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