senate Bill S6691

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Shortens the time frame within which a meeting may be called to vote on consolidation of school districts after qualified voters have not voted in favor of consolidation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 30, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 23, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 22, 2012 1st report cal.867
Mar 09, 2012 referred to education

S6691 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1512, Ed L

S6691 - Summary

Shortens the time frame within which a meeting may be called to vote on consolidation of school districts after qualified voters have not voted in favor of consolidation.

S6691 - Sponsor Memo

S6691 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2012

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 proceedings  at  meet-
  ings to consolidate school districts


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1512  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  461  of  the  laws  of 1996, is amended to read as
  1. Such meeting shall be organized  as  provided  in  section  fifteen
hundred  twenty-three  OF THIS ARTICLE.  Such meeting may adopt a resol-
ution to consolidate such districts if two-thirds of the qualified elec-
tors of each district having less than  fifteen  of  such  electors  are
present,  or in case of districts having fifteen or more qualified elec-
tors if ten or more are present.  The vote upon such resolution shall be
by ballot or by taking and recording the ayes and noes.    If  the  vote
shall  be  by taking and recording the ayes and noes, the clerk and such
assistants as may be provided for him OR HER by the meeting shall keep a
poll-list upon which shall be recorded the names of all qualified  elec-
tors  voting  upon  the resolution, the districts in which such electors
reside, and how each elector voted.  If the vote shall be by ballot, one
or more inspectors of election shall be appointed in such manner as  the
meeting  shall  determine, who shall receive the votes cast, canvass the
same and announce the result of the ballot to the chairman.  If the vote
shall be by ballot then voting  machines  may  be  used  in  the  manner
prescribed  by  section  two  thousand  thirty-five  of this chapter and
provision shall be made for absentee ballots as provided in section  two
thousand  eighteen-a  or two thousand eighteen-b of this chapter.  If it
shall appear that a majority  of  the  qualified  electors  present  and
voting  from  each district are in favor of such resolution, it shall be
declared adopted and where at least one of the districts consolidated is
a union free school district it shall be lawful for such meeting  there-
after  to proceed to the election of a board of education as provided in
sections seventeen hundred two and seventeen hundred four of this  chap-

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


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