senate Bill S1781A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state school taxpayers' protection act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 25, 2014 print number 1781a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

S1781 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1328A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally; add Art 4-B §§57 - 59, Exec L; amd §33, Gen Muni L; add §742, amd §740, Lab L; add §190.73, Pen L; amd §211, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1802, A1939
2009-2010: A7280, S3567

S1781 - Summary

Enacts the NYS school taxpayers' protection act; requires the reporting of suspected corruption or conflicts of interest within the operation of a school district; requires the treasurer of each district to issue an annual report of all moneys received by the board and any expenditures; creates a compensation committee to oversee proposed contracts of all school district bargaining units, administrators and superintendents (view more) creates the office of the state inspector general for education; prohibits retaliation by public school district employers where employees have made complaints of malfeasance; creates crime of defrauding a public pension plan.

S1781 - Sponsor Memo

S1781 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 1781                                                  A. 1328

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, the executive law, the general munic-
  ipal law, the  labor law, the penal law and the retirement and  social
  security  law,  in  relation  to  enacting  the "New York state school
  taxpayers' protection act"

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York state school taxpayers' protection act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and intent. Public school districts  in  New
York  state  have  recently  experienced numerous instances of financial
scandals. These scandals have been unprecedented in both the number  and
diversity of financial malfeasance. Furthermore, such scandals result in
the diversion of hard-earned property taxpayers' money from their proper
use  in  school instruction to improper and illegal purposes that do not
further the school districts' essential mission of  educating  New  York
children.    Therefore,  the  legislature  finds that it is necessary to
establish a new, independent state agency charged with the  function  of
investigating allegations of corruption, financial improprieties, uneth-
ical  conduct, misconduct or other criminal conduct within public school
districts outside of New York city. In addition, the legislature further
finds that the current  laws  must  be  amended  to  incorporate  school
district  financial safeguards and establish sanctions for violations of
school district finance laws.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  2116-d  to
read as follows:

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

S1781A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1328A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally; add Art 4-B §§57 - 59, Exec L; amd §33, Gen Muni L; add §742, amd §740, Lab L; add §190.73, Pen L; amd §211, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1802, A1939
2009-2010: A7280, S3567

S1781A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the NYS school taxpayers' protection act; requires the reporting of suspected corruption or conflicts of interest within the operation of a school district; requires the treasurer of each district to issue an annual report of all moneys received by the board and any expenditures; creates a compensation committee to oversee proposed contracts of all school district bargaining units, administrators and superintendents (view more) creates the office of the state inspector general for education; prohibits retaliation by public school district employers where employees have made complaints of malfeasance; creates crime of defrauding a public pension plan.

S1781A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1781A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 1781--A                                            A. 1328--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education --
  recommitted to the Committee on Education in  accordance  with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Education  --  recommitted to the Committee on
  Education in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, the executive law, the general munic-
  ipal  law, the  labor law, the penal law and the retirement and social
  security law, in relation to  enacting  the  "New  York  state  school
  taxpayers' protection act"

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York state school taxpayers' protection act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and intent. Public school districts in New
York state have recently experienced  numerous  instances  of  financial
scandals.  These scandals have been unprecedented in both the number and
diversity of financial malfeasance. Furthermore, such scandals result in
the diversion of hard-earned property taxpayers' money from their proper
use in school instruction to improper and illegal purposes that  do  not
further  the  school  districts' essential mission of educating New York
children.   Therefore, the legislature finds that  it  is  necessary  to
establish  a  new, independent state agency charged with the function of
investigating allegations of corruption, financial improprieties, uneth-
ical conduct, misconduct or other criminal conduct within public  school

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

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