senate Bill S4629

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to tenured teacher disciplinary hearings

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Apr 14, 2011 referred to education


S4629 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3020-a, Ed L

S4629 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Updates the procedures for conducting tenured teacher disciplinary hearings to conform the law to the current needs and practices; controls overall hearing costs, including hearing officer compensation and provides for more timely hearing decisions.

S4629 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4629 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 14, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  FLANAGAN  --  (at  request  of the State Education
  Department) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to tenured teacher disci-
  plinary hearings


  Section 1. Section 3020-a of the education law, as amended by  chapter
691  of  the  laws of 1994, paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as separately
amended by chapters 296 and 325 of the laws of 2008,  paragraph  (c)  of
subdivision  2  and paragraph a of subdivision 3 as amended and subpara-
graph (i-a) of paragraph c of subdivision 3 as added by chapter  103  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 3020-a. Disciplinary procedures and penalties. 1. Filing of charges.
All charges against a person enjoying the benefits of tenure as provided
in  subdivision  three of section [one thousand one] ELEVEN hundred two,
and sections [two thousand five] TWENTY-FIVE hundred nine, [two thousand
five] TWENTY-FIVE hundred seventy-three, twenty-five  hundred  ninety-j,
three  thousand twelve and three thousand fourteen of this chapter shall
be in writing and filed with  the  clerk  or  secretary  of  the  school
district or employing board during the period between the actual opening
and  closing  of  the  school  year  for  which the employed is normally
required to serve. Except as provided in subdivision  eight  of  section
[two  thousand  five]  TWENTY-FIVE hundred seventy-three and subdivision
seven of section twenty-five hundred ninety-j of this chapter, no charg-
es under this section shall be brought more than three years  after  the
occurrence  of  the  alleged incompetency or misconduct, except when the
charge is of misconduct constituting a crime when committed.
  2. [(a)] Disposition of charges. A. Upon receipt of the  charges,  the
clerk or secretary of the school district or employing board shall imme-
diately  notify  said  board  thereof. Within five days after receipt of

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


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