|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 17, 2012||signed chap.431|
|Aug 06, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 14, 2012||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.137
substituted for a10407
|Jun 13, 2012||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1222
|Jun 06, 2012||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7605Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7605 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §2553, Ed L
S7605 - Summary
Relates to Buffalo city school district petitions for nomination of school board members.
S7605 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7605 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to Buffalo city school district petitions for nomination of school board members PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend paragraphs f and g of subdivision 10 of section 2553 of the education law to remove petition requirements that were deemed unconstitutional by the New York State Supreme Court. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends paragraphs f and g of subdivision 10 of section 2553 of the education law pertaining to Buffalo School Board candidate petitions for nomination by removing language requiring signatories to provide their residence at the time of the last election and their former city school subdistrict, ward and election district. JUSTIFICATION: This bill would conform the Buffalo School Board candidate petition process to comply with a 2010 New York State Supreme Court decision which declared the petition requirements to be unconstitutional (Matter of Mary Ruth Kapsiak vs. Ralph M. Mohr and Dennis E. Ward, Commission- ers, Erie County Board of Elections). According to the ruling, the current petition requirement that signatories provide their residence at the time of the last general election in addition to their former city
S7605 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7605 I N S E N A T E June 6, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to Buffalo city school district petitions for nomination of school board members THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs f and g of subdivision 10 of section 2553 of the education law, as added by chapter 242 of the laws of 1974, are amended to read as follows: f. Petitions for the nomination of members of such school board shall be on white paper containing the required signatures of qualified voters of the city of Buffalo. The sheets of such petition shall be numbered consecutively, beginning with number one, at the foot of each sheet. Such a petition must set forth in every instance the correct date of signing, the full name of the signer[,] AND his [present] OR HER resi- dence[, the residence from which he was registered at the time of the last preceding general election, if he was registered at that time, the city school subdistrict of such residence at such time and the election district thereof at such time. A signer need not himself fill in the date, residence or residences, city school subdistrict or election district. The election district of the signer to be filed in the peti- tion shall be the election district in effect at the time of the last preceding general election. If the residence from which the signer was registered at the time of the last preceding general election is the same as his present residence, the word "same" may be written, instead of repeating the place of residence. If the signer was not registered at the time of the last general election, he shall write "not registered at that time."]. A SIGNER NEED ONLY PLACE HIS OR HER SIGNATURE UPON THE PETITION, AND NEED NOT HIMSELF OR HERSELF FILL IN THE OTHER REQUIRED INFORMATION. g. Each sheet of such a petition shall be signed in ink and shall be substantially in the following form: I, the undersigned, do hereby state that I am a duly qualified voter of the city of Buffalo, that my [present] place of residence [and my EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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