senate Bill S6087A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 06, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 31, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 30, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 24, 2012 1st report cal.126
Jan 13, 2012 print number 6087a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education

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S6087 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8800A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §414, Ed L

S6087 - Summary

Authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes or when such service or worship is deemed not disruptive of normal school operations.

S6087 - Sponsor Memo

S6087 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6087

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 authorizing  religious
  meetings and worship in school buildings and school sites

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of
section 414 of the education law, the opening paragraph  as  amended  by
chapter  369 of the laws of 1977 and paragraph (c) as amended by chapter
345 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows:
  Schoolhouses and the grounds  connected  therewith  and  all  property
belonging  to the district shall be in the custody and under the control
and supervision of the trustees or board of education of  the  district.
The  trustees  or  board  of  education,  OR IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK THE
COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD, may adopt reasonable regulations for the use  of
such schoolhouses, grounds or other property, all portions thereof, when
not  in  use for school purposes or when the school is in use for school
purposes if in the opinion of the trustees or  board  of  education  use
will  not  be  disruptive  of  normal  school operations, for such other
public purposes as are herein provided[; except, however, in the city of
New York each community school board shall be authorized to prohibit any
use of schoolhouses and school grounds within its district  which  would
otherwise be permitted under the provisions of this section]. Such regu-
lations  shall  provide  for  the  safety and security of the pupils and
shall not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and shall conform
to the purposes and intent of this  section  and  shall  be  subject  to
review  on  appeal  to the commissioner of education as provided by law.
The trustees or board of education of  each  district  may,  subject  to
regulations adopted as above provided, permit the use of the schoolhouse
and  rooms  therein, and the grounds and other property of the district,
when not in use for school purposes or when the school  is  in  use  for
school  purposes if in the opinion of the trustees or board of education

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

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S6087A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8800A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §414, Ed L

S6087A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes or when such service or worship is deemed not disruptive of normal school operations.

S6087A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6087A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6087--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, DeFRANCISCO, DIAZ, GALLIVAN, GRIFFO, GRISAN-
  TI,  KENNEDY,  LANZA, LIBOUS, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SMITH,
  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing religious
  meetings and worship in school buildings and school sites

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of
section  414  of  the education law, the opening paragraph as amended by
chapter 369 of the laws of 1977 and paragraph (c) as amended by  chapter
345 of the laws of 2009, are amended and a new subdivision 3 is added to
read as follows:
  Schoolhouses  and  the  grounds  connected  therewith and all property
belonging to the district shall be in the custody and under the  control
and  supervision  of the trustees or board of education of the district.
The trustees or board of education, OR IN  THE  CITY  OF  NEW  YORK  THE
COMMUNITY  SCHOOL BOARD, may adopt reasonable regulations for the use of
such schoolhouses, grounds or other property, all portions thereof, when
not in use for school purposes or when the school is in use  for  school
purposes  if  in  the  opinion of the trustees or board of education use
will not be disruptive of  normal  school  operations,  for  such  other
public purposes as are herein provided[; except, however, in the city of
New York each community school board shall be authorized to prohibit any
use  of  schoolhouses and school grounds within its district which would
otherwise be permitted under the provisions of this section]. Such regu-
lations shall provide for the safety and  security  of  the  pupils  and
shall not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and shall conform
to  the  purposes  and  intent  of  this section and shall be subject to
review on appeal to the commissioner of education as  provided  by  law.
The  trustees  or  board  of  education of each district may, subject to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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