senate Bill S6686

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Abolishes the board of regents and transfers the powers and duties to the commissioner of education; repealer

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Feb 27, 2014 referred to education

S6686 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§202 - 207, 301 & 303, amd Ed L, generally; add §42-a, Gen Con L

S6686 - Summary

Abolishes the board of regents and transfers the powers and duties to the commissioner of education; provides that the commissioner shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.

S6686 - Sponsor Memo

S6686 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the general construction  law,  in
  relation to abolishing the board of regents and transferring the power
  and  duties thereof to the commissioner of education and providing for
  the appointment of such commissioner by the governor;  and  to  repeal
  certain  provisions  of  the  education  law  relating to the board of


  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 2 of the education law is amended
to read as follows:
  4. Regents. The term "regents" means [board of regents of The  Univer-
sity of the State of New York] THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. Section 101 of the education law is amended to read as follows:
  S 101. Education  department;  regents of the university.  There shall
continue to be in the state government an  education  department.    The
department is charged with the general management and supervision of all
public  schools  and all of the educational work of the state, including
the operations of The University of the State of New York and the  exer-
cise of all the functions of the education department, of The University
of  the State of New York, [of the regents of the university] and of the
commissioner of education and the performance of all  their  powers  and
duties,  which  were  transferred to the education department by section
three hundred twelve of the state departments law  or  shall  have  been
prescribed by law before March sixteenth, nineteen hundred twenty-seven,
whether  in terms vested in such department or university or in any sub-
department, division or bureau thereof or in such commissioner, board or
officer, and such functions, powers and  duties  shall  continue  to  be
vested  in  the education department continued by this chapter and shall
continue to be exercised and performed therein by or through the  appro-
priate  officer,  sub-department,  division  or bureau thereof, together
with such functions, powers and duties as hereafter may be conferred  or
imposed  upon  such department by law.  All the provisions of this chap-

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


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