senate Bill S586A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Restricts the sale, lease, transfer and certain uses of existing outdoor school playgrounds

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Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 26, 2012 print number 586b
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jun 07, 2011 print number 586a
amend and recommit to finance
Apr 12, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

Bill Amendments

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B (Active)
Original
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B (Active)

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S586 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4832A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2556, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1884A, A1863A

S586 - Summary

Restricts the sale, lease, transfer or use of existing outdoor school playgrounds for the construction or renovation of a school building which would eliminate use of such playground space for outdoor recreation unless an alternative plan for outdoor recreation is provided.

S586 - Sponsor Memo

S586 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   586

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, SAVINO -- 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 restricting the sale,
  lease, transfer or authorization of open-air  schoolhouse  playgrounds
  for certain uses

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 2556 of the  education  law,  such
section  as renumbered by chapter 762 of the laws of 1950, is amended to
read as follows:
  5. It shall be unlawful for a schoolhouse to  be  constructed  in  the
city  of  New York without an open-air playground attached to or used in
connection with the same.   EXISTING  PLAYGROUNDS  SHALL  NOT  BE  SOLD,
LEASED  OR TRANSFERRED, OR PERMANENTLY AUTHORIZED FOR OTHER USES SUCH AS
SCHOOL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, PLACEMENT OR STORAGE OF BUILD-
ING MATERIALS FOR SUCH WORK THAT WOULD ELIMINATE THE USE OF  SUCH  PLAY-
GROUND SPACE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES UNLESS A PLAN IS ESTAB-
LISHED  AND  IMPLEMENTED  TO  PROVIDE  SUITABLE  AND  ADEQUATE  PHYSICAL
ACTIVITIES OR SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE THE PHYSICAL AND  RECREATIONAL  NEEDS
OF  THE  PUPILS  OF  SUCH BUILDING.   THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION
SHALL NOT APPLY DURING SCHOOL  CONSTRUCTION  ACTIVITIES  ON  SUCH  PLAY-
GROUNDS THAT HAVE A DURATION OF SIX MONTHS OR LESS.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2012; provided however, that
the commissioner of education is authorized and directed  to  promulgate
any rules or regulations necessary for the timely implementation of this
act on or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04439-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S586A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4832A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2556, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1884A, A1863A

S586A - Summary

Restricts the sale, lease, transfer or use of existing outdoor school playgrounds for the construction or renovation of a school building which would eliminate use of such playground space for outdoor recreation unless an alternative plan for outdoor recreation is provided.

S586A - Sponsor Memo

S586A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 586--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to restricting the sale,
  lease, transfer or authorization of open-air  schoolhouse  playgrounds
  for certain uses

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 2556 of the  education  law,  such
section  as renumbered by chapter 762 of the laws of 1950, is amended to
read as follows:
  5. It shall be unlawful for a schoolhouse to  be  constructed  in  the
city  of  New York without an open-air playground attached to or used in
connection with the same.   EXISTING  PLAYGROUNDS  SHALL  NOT  BE  SOLD,
LEASED  OR TRANSFERRED, OR PERMANENTLY AUTHORIZED FOR OTHER USES SUCH AS
SCHOOL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, PLACEMENT OR STORAGE OF BUILD-
ING MATERIALS FOR SUCH WORK THAT WOULD ELIMINATE THE USE OF  SUCH  PLAY-
GROUND SPACE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES UNLESS A PLAN IS ESTAB-
LISHED  AND  IMPLEMENTED  TO  PROVIDE  SUITABLE  AND  ADEQUATE  PHYSICAL
ACTIVITIES OR SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE THE PHYSICAL AND  RECREATIONAL  NEEDS
OF  THE  PUPILS  OF  SUCH BUILDING.   THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION
SHALL NOT APPLY TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION  OR  RENOVATION  ACTIVITIES  THAT
OCCUR  ON  OR  REQUIRE  THE USE OF SUCH PLAYGROUNDS FOR A DURATION OF NO
MORE THAN ONE YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012; provided  however,  that
the  commissioner  of education is authorized and directed to promulgate
any rules or regulations necessary for the timely implementation of this
act on or before such date.

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

Co-Sponsors

S586B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4832A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2556, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1884A, A1863A

S586B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the sale, lease, transfer or use of existing outdoor school playgrounds for the construction or renovation of a school building which would eliminate use of such playground space for outdoor recreation unless an alternative plan for outdoor recreation is provided.

S586B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S586B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 586--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  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 restricting the  sale,
  lease,  transfer  or authorization of open-air schoolhouse playgrounds
  for certain uses

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  5 of section 2556 of the education law, such
section as renumbered by chapter 762 of the laws of 1950, is amended  to
read as follows:
  5.  It  shall  be  unlawful for a schoolhouse to be constructed in the
city of New York without an open-air playground attached to or  used  in
connection  with  the  same.    EXISTING  PLAYGROUNDS SHALL NOT BE SOLD,
LEASED OR TRANSFERRED, OR PERMANENTLY AUTHORIZED FOR OTHER USES SUCH  AS
SCHOOL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, PLACEMENT OR STORAGE OF BUILD-
ING  MATERIALS  FOR SUCH WORK THAT WOULD ELIMINATE THE USE OF SUCH PLAY-
GROUND SPACE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES UNLESS A PLAN IS ESTAB-
LISHED  AND  IMPLEMENTED  TO  PROVIDE  SUITABLE  AND  ADEQUATE  PHYSICAL
ACTIVITIES  OR  SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE THE PHYSICAL AND RECREATIONAL NEEDS
OF THE PUPILS OF SUCH BUILDING.   THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION
SHALL  NOT  APPLY  TO  SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION ACTIVITIES THAT
OCCUR ON OR REQUIRE THE USE OF SUCH PLAYGROUNDS FOR  A  DURATION  OF  NO
MORE THAN ONE YEAR.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04439-04-2

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