senate Bill S2623

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for approval of a resolution for the consolidation or annexation of school districts by a majority of all qualified electors voting

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 23, 2013 referred to education

S2623 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1705, 1512, 1801, 1802, 1803-a & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4380

S2623 - Summary

Provides for approval of a resolution for the consolidation or annexation of school districts by a majority of all qualified electors voting.

S2623 - Sponsor Memo

S2623 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2623

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  the  annexation  of
  school  district territory and the consolidation of two or more school
  districts

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 1705 of the education law, as
added by chapter 251 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  1.   Territory may be annexed to  a  union  free  school  district  as
provided in this section.
  a.  The  commissioner is authorized and empowered to make and enter in
the commissioner's office orders dissolving one or  more  common,  union
free  or  central  school  districts  and annexing the territory of such
districts, or portions thereof, to one  or  more  adjoining  union  free
school  districts,  subject  to  approval of A MAJORITY OF the voters of
[each] ALL school [district] DISTRICTS affected thereby.
  b. When an order annexing territory to a union  free  school  district
has  been made and entered as provided in this section, the commissioner
shall, within ten days thereafter, cause certified copies of said  order
to be filed with the clerk or school authorities of each school district
affected  thereby.  Within  thirty  days  of  filing  of such order, the
commissioner shall fix a time and place for a  special  meeting  of  the
qualified  voters  of [each] THE school [district] DISTRICTS affected by
the proposed annexation and shall cause notice thereof to be  posted  at
least ten days before each such meeting in ten conspicuous places in the
school [district] DISTRICTS.  In addition to the posting of such notice,
a  copy thereof shall be duly published, at least three days before each
such meeting, in a daily or weekly newspaper  published  within,  or  in
general  circulation  in,  the school [district] DISTRICTS in which such
meeting is to be held. The expense of posting and publishing such notice

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07092-01-3

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