senate Bill S4218

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to providing that public schools within N.Y.city are not open for regular classes on any primary election day

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Mar 23, 2011 referred to elections

S4218 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2058
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-100, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A11050

S4218 - Bill Texts

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Relates to providing that public schools within a city having a population of million or more are not open for regular classes with their students on any primary election day.

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BILL NUMBER:S4218

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the election law, in relation to providing that public schools
within New York state are not open for regular classes with their
students on any primary election day

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of the bill is to allow the New York City Board of
Elections to conduct primary elections in New York City public
schools without the presence of students enrolled therein.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends Section 8-100 of the election law by
adding a new subdivision 5. In a city having a population of one
million or more, the public schools in such city shall not conduct
any classes or other activities within its buildings which require
the presence of students if such city is conducting a primary
election pursuant to paragraph (a) or (b) of subdivision one of this
section.

Section 2 sets an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

NYC public schools are currently closed on general election days and
in an effort to maintain student safety during primary elections it
is recommended that no activities or classes be held on primary
election days.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Same As A.02058 (DenDekker)/2010: A.11050 (Den
Dekker)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4218

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to providing  that  public
  schools  within  New  York state are not open for regular classes with
  their students on any primary election day

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

  Section  1.  Section  8-100 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ON  ANY
DAY  ON  WHICH A PRIMARY ELECTION IS CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A)
OR (B) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION
OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN SUCH CITY CONDUCTING A
PRIMARY ELECTION SHALL NOT CONDUCT ANY CLASSES OR OTHER ACTIVITIES WITH-
IN ITS BUILDINGS WHICH REQUIRE THE PRESENCE  OF  THE  STUDENTS  ENROLLED
THEREIN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05069-01-1

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