senate Bill S6235

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing set dates for school district proposition votes

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Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 30, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 23, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 22, 2012 1st report cal.866
Jan 17, 2012 referred to education

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May 22, 2012 - Education committee Vote

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Education Committee Vote: May 22, 2012

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S6235 - Bill Details

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Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
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S6235 - Bill Texts

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Establishes dates all propositions to be voted upon by the qualified voters of any school district shall be held.

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BILL NUMBER:S6235

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to the dates school district
proposition votes may be held

PURPOSE:
This legislation establishes dates for school district proposition
votes.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section
1501-d, stating that all school district proposition votes will be held
on the third Tuesday in May, provided, however, that such election
shall be held on the second Tuesday in May if the commissioner at the
request of a local school board certifies no later than March first
that such election would conflict with religious observances at a
time and place separate from the annual meeting of such school
district.

Section 2. Effective Date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Having uniform set voting dates for school projects will increase
voter turnout.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.5261 of 2007: Died on Third Reading Calendar

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
shall have become law; provided, however, that effective immediately,
the addition amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is
authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such
effective date.

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

                                  6235

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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  the  dates  school
  district proposition votes may be held

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1501-d
to read as follows:
  S 1501-D. DATE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSITION VOTES.   NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY  LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, ALL PROPOSITIONS CONDUCTED
PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE AND VOTED UPON BY THE  QUALIFIED  VOTERS  OF  ANY
SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE HELD ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
  1.  ON THE THIRD TUESDAY IN MAY, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH ELECTION
SHALL BE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MAY IF THE  COMMISSIONER  AT  THE
REQUEST OF A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD CERTIFIES NO LATER THAN MARCH FIRST THAT
SUCH  ELECTION  WOULD CONFLICT WITH RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES. SUCH ELECTION
SHALL TAKE PLACE AT A TIME AND PLACE SEPARATE FROM THE ANNUAL MEETING OF
SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT; OR
  2. ON EITHER OR BOTH OF TWO ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE SET BY THE  COMMIS-
SIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. SUCH ADDI-
TIONAL DATES SHALL NOT TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE FIRST  TUESDAY  AFTER  THE
FIRST  MONDAY  OF NOVEMBER AND THE THIRD MONDAY OF JANUARY, KNOWN AS DR.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective date is
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13989-01-2

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