|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2012||recommitted to rules|
|Jun 20, 2012||ordered to third reading cal.1401|
|Jun 14, 2012||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7698
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7698 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1527-d, Ed L
S7698 - Summary
Authorizes the alteration of two or more school district boundaries by consent; provides that such alteration may be initiated by a petition in writing filed with the trustee, trustees or board of education of each school district; requires a joint feasibility study and joint public hearing on such alteration.
S7698 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7698 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the alteration of school district boundaries; and to repeal such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: To authorize the alteration of school district boundaries by consent. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: A new Section 1527-D is added to the education law to set forth the procedure for altering school district boundaries in the eastern Suffolk board of cooperative educational service supervisory district. JUSTIFICATION: Under current law there are not standards or criterion for petitions requesting alteration of school district boundaries. School district boundaries were established at a time when communities were not as developed as they are now. Since the time these boundaries were drawn, there has been substantial growth for students and families. School districts should not review and reject petitions solely based on the possibility of losing tax revenue. Such decisions should be based on what is in the best interest of the students affected. More so, school district boundaries do not always coincide with other
S7698 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7698 I N S E N A T E June 14, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- 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 the alteration of school district boundaries; and to repeal such provisions upon expira- tion thereof 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 1527-d to read as follows: S 1527-D. PROCEDURE FOR ALTERATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES. 1. THE BOUNDARIES OF TWO OR MORE COMMON, UNION FREE, OR CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE CONTIGUOUS AND WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN THE EASTERN SUFFOLK BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES SUPERVISORY DISTRICT MAY BE ALTERED AS PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION. 2. A PROPOSITION FOR THE ALTERATION IN THE BOUNDARIES OF EXISTING CONTIGUOUS SCHOOL DISTRICTS MAY BE INITIATED BY: (A) A PETITION IN WRITING FILED WITH THE TRUSTEE, TRUSTEES OR BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EACH DISTRICT THAT WOULD BE IMPACTED BY THE PROPOSED ALTER- ATION IN BOUNDARIES PROVIDED THAT SUCH PETITION IS SIGNED BY AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE QUALIFIED VOTERS IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT OR FIVE PERCENT OF THE NUMBER OF VOTERS WHO VOTED IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE PREVIOUS ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES, SAID NUMBER TO BE DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF PERSONS RECORDED ON THE POLL LIST AS HAVING VOTED AT SUCH ELECTION, WHICHEVER SHALL BE GREATER; (B) A JOINT RESOLUTION BY A MAJORITY OF THE TRUSTEES OR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EACH OF THE DISTRICTS AFFECTED BY A PROPOSED TRANSFER OF TERRITORY. 3. THE PETITION OR JOINT RESOLUTION SHALL STATE THE NAME OF EACH DISTRICT AFFECTED, DESCRIBE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE TERRITORY PROPOSED TO BE TRANSFERRED, STATE THE REASONS FOR DESIRING THE CHANGE, AND THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN OF SCHOOL AGE, IF ANY, RESIDING IN THE TERRITORY PROPOSED TO BE TRANSFERRED. 4. UPON RECEIPT OF A CITIZEN-INITIATED PETITION, OR UPON THE ADOPTION OF JOINT RESOLUTION, THE TRUSTEES OR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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