|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Apr 14, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S4629
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
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S4629 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4629 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4629 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to tenured teacher disciplinary hearings PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The purpose of this bill is to improve and update the procedures for conducting disciplinary hearings for tenured teachers and to conform the applicable law to the current needs and practices of such proceedings; to contain overall hearing costs, including hearing officer compensation; and to provide for more timely hearing decisions. SUMMARY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE BILL: Section 1 would amend Education Law §3020-a to update the procedures for conducting hearings and to provide for a more efficient and effective administration and supervision of such proceedings. More specifically, the bill would amend Education Law §3020-a to provide for the immediate suspension of an employee upon a determination by the Commissioner of Education that the employee lacks the appropriate certification for the position in which he or she is serving, and which he or she had been lawfully assigned to by the employing board.
S4629 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4629 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD09809-01-1
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