senate Bill S3964B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes residency requirements for school district superintendents

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1031
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 09, 2011 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 03, 2011 amended on third reading 3964b
May 02, 2011 advanced to third reading
amended 3964a
Apr 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Apr 12, 2011 1st report cal.367
Mar 10, 2011 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 5, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S3964B
12
3
committee
12
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

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excused (1)

Apr 12, 2011 - Education committee Vote

S3964
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
7
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
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B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S3964 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7500
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1526-a, Ed L

S3964 - Bill Texts

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Requires a school district superintendent to be a resident of the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S3964

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency
requirements for school district superintendents

PURPOSE OF BILL:
This bill requires School District Superintendents to reside in the
County where their School District is located or in an adjacent County.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the Education Law by adding a new section 1526-a that
establishes residency requirements for District Superintendents and
to provide that the requirement may be waived for good cause shown
for a period of one year following a superintendent's initial
employment.

Section 2 makes the act take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
School District Superintendents should be held to the same standards
as our Federal, state and local elected officials, School Board
Members, and BOCES District Superintendents who represent our
communities. Due to a quirk in the existing law they're not required
to live within their school district, let alone the same county or
even New York State. We need to change this.

School District Superintendents are leaders in our local community.
They make recommendations to their School Boards and execute policies
that affect hundreds of employees and thousands of taxpayers. They
should pay the same taxes and be subject to the policies that they
impose on those they represent.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This law shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the
date on which it is passed.

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

                                  3964

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LIBOUS, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency
  requirements for school district superintendents

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1526-a
to read as follows:
  S 1526-A. DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT; RESIDENCY.  EVERY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT
SUPERINTENDENT  SHALL  BE  A  RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT, EMPLOYING SUCH SUPERINTENDENT, IS LOCATED, OR  ANY  COUNTY  IN
THE  STATE THAT ADJOINS SUCH A COUNTY. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE RESI-
DENCY REQUIREMENT OF THIS SECTION MAY BE WAIVED FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN FOR
A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FOLLOWING A SUPERINTENDENT'S INITIAL EMPLOYMENT  BY
THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT. SUCH WAIVER SHALL ONLY BE GRANTED UPON APPLICATION
TO AND UPON THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09247-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S3964A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7500
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1526-a, Ed L

S3964A - Bill Texts

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Requires a school district superintendent to be a resident of the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S3964A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency
requirements for school district superintendents

PURPOSE OF BILL:
This bill requires School District Superintendents to be residents of
the State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the Education Law by adding a new section 1526-a to
establishes residency requirements for District Superintendents and
to provide that the requirement may be waived for good cause shown
for a period of one year following a Superintendent's initial
employment. It further provides for residency requirements to be
included in the contract for employment and a failure to comply shall
void such contract.

Section 2 makes the act take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
School District Superintendents should be held to the same standards
as our Federal, State and local elected officials, School Board
Members, and BOCES District Superintendents who represent our
communities. Due to a quirk in the existing law they're not required
to live within their school district, let alone the .same county or
even New York State. We need to change this.

School District Superintendents are leaders in our local community.
They make recommendations to their School Boards and execute policies
that affect hundreds of employees and thousands of taxpayers. They
should pay the same taxes and be subject to the policies that they
impose on those they represent.

This bill only requires that a School District Superintendent live
within the boundaries of New York State, a requirement that is both
fair and reasonable.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This law shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it is passed.

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

                                 3964--A
    Cal. No. 367

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LIBOUS, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and second report, amended on second report, ordered to a third  read-
  ing,  and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order
  of third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency
  requirements for school district superintendents

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1526-a
to read as follows:
  S  1526-A.  DISTRICT  SUPERINTENDENT; RESIDENCY. EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT
SUPERINTENDENT SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF THE  STATE.    PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
THAT  THE  RESIDENCY  REQUIREMENT OF THIS SECTION MAY BE WAIVED FOR GOOD
CAUSE SHOWN FOR A  PERIOD  OF  ONE  YEAR  FOLLOWING  A  SUPERINTENDENT'S
INITIAL  EMPLOYMENT  BY  THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT. SUCH WAIVER SHALL ONLY BE
GRANTED UPON APPLICATION TO AND UPON THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE  COMMIS-
SIONER.   PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT EVERY CONTRACT FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF A
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SHALL INCLUDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND A
PROVISION THAT THE FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL VOID SUCH CONTRACT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09247-03-1

Co-Sponsors

S3964B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7500
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1526-a, Ed L

S3964B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Requires a school district superintendent to be a resident of the state.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3964B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency
requirements for school district superintendents

PURPOSE OF BILL:
This bill requires School District Superintendents to be residents of
the State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the Education Law by adding a new section 1526-a to
establishes residency requirements for District Superintendents and
to provide that the requirement may be waived for good cause shown
for a period of one year following a Superintendent's initial
employment. It further provides for residency requirements to be
included in the contract for employment and a failure to comply shall
void such contract.

Section 2 makes the act take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
School District Superintendents should be held to the same standards
as our Federal, State and local elected officials, School Board
Members, and BOCES District superintendents who represent our
communities. Due to a quirk in the existing law they're not required
to live within their school district, let alone the same county or
even New York State. We need to change this.

School District Superintendents are leaders in our local community.
They make recommendations to their School Boards and execute policies
that affect hundreds of employees and thousands of taxpayers. They
should pay the same taxes and be subject to the policies that they
impose on those they represent.

This bill only requires that a School District Superintendent live
within the boundaries of New York State, a requirement that is both
fair and reasonable.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This law shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the
date on which it is passed.

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

                                 3964--B
    Cal. No. 367

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LIBOUS, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and second report, amended on second report, ordered to a third  read-
  ing,  and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order
  of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its
  place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency
  requirements for school district superintendents

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1526-a
to read as follows:
  S  1526-A.  DISTRICT  SUPERINTENDENT; RESIDENCY. EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT
SUPERINTENDENT SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF THE  STATE.    PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
THAT  THE  RESIDENCY  REQUIREMENT OF THIS SECTION MAY BE WAIVED FOR GOOD
CAUSE SHOWN FOR A  PERIOD  OF  ONE  YEAR  FOLLOWING  A  SUPERINTENDENT'S
INITIAL  EMPLOYMENT  BY  THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT. SUCH WAIVER SHALL ONLY BE
GRANTED UPON APPLICATION TO AND UPON THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE  COMMIS-
SIONER.   PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT EVERY NEW AND RENEWAL CONTRACT FOR THE
EMPLOYMENT OF A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SHALL INCLUDE  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SECTION  AND  A  PROVISION  THAT  THE  FAILURE  TO COMPLY WITH THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL VOID SUCH CONTRACT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the  date  on which it shall have become a law and shall apply to school
district superintendents commencing employment or renewing their employ-
ment contracts on or after such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09247-05-1

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