senate Bill S7698

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the alteration of school district boundaries; repealer

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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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

Votes

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Jun 20, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S7698
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committee
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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S7698 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8864A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1527-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

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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