senate Bill S4465A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2012 print number 4465a
amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Apr 06, 2011 referred to education

S4465 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6158B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, 2590-g & 305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6158, A6158B

S4465 - Summary

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more.

S4465 - Sponsor Memo

S4465 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4465

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT imposing a moratorium on the initiation  of  school  closings  in
  cities with a population of one million or more; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of the education
law or any other law to the contrary,  there  is  hereby  established  a
moratorium on the initiation of any proposed school closing, including a
phase-out  plan  or grade reconfiguration, for any public school located
within such city school district. The  chancellor  of  the  city  school
district  shall  not  file an educational impact statement with the city
board of education regarding the closure of any public or charter school
in the district during the period of the moratorium as set forth in this
act. The provisions of this section shall  not  apply  to  any  closure,
phase-out  plan  or grade reconfiguration which has been approved by the
city board pursuant to section 2590-g of the education law prior to  the
effective date of this act. In the event that the chancellor of the city
school  district  determines that a school closing is immediately neces-
sary for the preservation of student health, safety or general  welfare,
such  chancellor  may  temporarily close a public school on an emergency
basis.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law and shall expire and be deemed repealed one year after
such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09095-02-1

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S4465A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6158B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, 2590-g & 305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6158, A6158B

S4465A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more.

S4465A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4465A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4465--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to imposing a  moratorium
  on  the  initiation  of school closings in cities with a population of
  one million or more

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

  Section  1.    Paragraphs  (a)  and  (f) of subdivision 2-a of section
2590-h of the education law, as amended by chapter 345 of  the  laws  of
2009, are amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Notwithstanding  any  other provision to the contrary, prepare an
educational impact statement regarding any proposed  school  closing  or
significant change in school utilization, including the phase-out, grade
reconfiguration,  re-siting,  or  co-location of schools, for any public
school located within the city district; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE CHAN-
CELLOR SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE OR FILE AN EDUCATIONAL  IMPACT
STATEMENT  FOR  ANY  PROPOSED SCHOOL CLOSING, SCHOOL PHASE-OUT, OR GRADE
RECONFIGURATION THAT WOULD TAKE EFFECT DURING  THE  TWO  THOUSAND  THIR-
TEEN--TWO   THOUSAND   FOURTEEN   SCHOOL   YEAR   OR  THE  TWO  THOUSAND
FOURTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  (f) In the event that the chancellor determines that a school  closing
or significant change in school utilization is immediately necessary for
the preservation of student health, safety or general welfare, the chan-
cellor  may  temporarily  close  a  public school or adopt a significant
change in the school's utilization on an emergency basis. Such emergency
school closing or significant change in school  utilization  shall  only
remain  in  effect for six months, during such time the chancellor shall
comply with the requirements of  this  subdivision  in  order  for  such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09095-07-2

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