senate Bill S1540

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to charter schools

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

S1540 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2415B, A3797A
2009-2010: S6469A, A10040A

S1540 - Summary

Relates to charter schools; clarifies the transparency and accountability of charter schools and provides fiscal relief to the school districts where charter schools are located.

S1540 - Sponsor Memo

S1540 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- 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 charter schools


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  New  York's  charter school law was
enacted 14 years ago in an effort to create new  learning  opportunities
for all students, to encourage different and innovative teaching methods
and  to  provide  parents  and  students with expanded choice within the
public schools. Fourteen years provides the state with  enough  informa-
tion  to  make  judgments  about  changes  that are needed in the law to
ensure the public knows how their tax dollars are  being  spent  and  to
ensure  public  schools  serving  the  majority  of  students  have  the
resources needed to provide a quality education to  all  students.  This
legislation  is  intended to clarify the transparency and accountability
of charter schools and provide fiscal relief  to  the  school  districts
where charter schools are located.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 2851 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 101 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  An  application  to establish a charter school may be submitted by
teachers, parents, school administrators,  community  residents  or  any
combination  thereof.  Such application may be filed in conjunction with
a college, university, museum, educational  institution,  not-for-profit
corporation  exempt from taxation under paragraph 3 of subsection (c) of
section 501 of the internal revenue  code  [or  for-profit  business  or
corporate  entity  authorized to do business in New York state. Provided
however, for-profit business or corporate entities shall not be eligible
to submit an application to  establish  a  charter  school  pursuant  to
subdivision  nine-a  of  section  twenty-eight hundred fifty-two of this
article, or operate or manage a charter  school  for  a  charter  issued

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


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