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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S2623
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2623 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§1705, 1512, 1801, 1802, 1803-a & 1804, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
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
BILL NUMBER:S2623 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for approval of a resolution for the consolidation or annexation of school districts by a majority of all qualified electors voting. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of section 1705 of the education law, as amended by chapter 251 of the laws of 1993, to permit a majority vote of voters of all school districts to approve the annexation of a one or more common, union free or central school districts to one or more adjoining union free school district. Section 2 amends paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 1705 of the education law, as added by chapter 251 of the laws of 1993, to provide that upon a majority vote as described in subdivision 1 of section 1705 of the education law, the affected districts would be annexed to the existing union free school district.
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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