senate Bill S669A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Feb 21, 2013 print number 669a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

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S669 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, 2590-g & 305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6158, A6158B, S4465A

S669 - Summary

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more.

S669 - Sponsor Memo

S669 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   669

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PARKER -- 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 imposing a moratorium
  on the initiation of school closings in cities with  a  population  of
  one million or more

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

  Section 1.   Paragraphs (a) and (f)  of  subdivision  2-a  of  section
2590-h  of  the  education law, as amended by chapter 345 of the laws of
2009, are amended to read as follows:
  (a) Notwithstanding any other provision to the  contrary,  prepare  an
educational  impact  statement  regarding any proposed school closing or
significant change in school utilization, including the phase-out, grade
reconfiguration, re-siting, or co-location of schools,  for  any  public
school located within the city district; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE CHAN-
CELLOR  SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE OR FILE AN EDUCATIONAL IMPACT
STATEMENT FOR ANY PROPOSED SCHOOL CLOSING, SCHOOL  PHASE-OUT,  OR  GRADE
RECONFIGURATION  THAT  WOULD  TAKE  EFFECT DURING THE TWO THOUSAND FOUR-
TEEN--TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SCHOOL YEAR OR THE TWO THOUSAND  FIFTEEN--TWO
THOUSAND SIXTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  (f)  In the event that the chancellor determines that a school closing
or significant change in school utilization is immediately necessary for
the preservation of student health, safety or general welfare, the chan-
cellor may temporarily close a public  school  or  adopt  a  significant
change in the school's utilization on an emergency basis. Such emergency
school  closing  or  significant change in school utilization shall only
remain in effect for six months, during such time the  chancellor  shall
comply  with  the  requirements  of  this  subdivision in order for such
school closure or significant change in  school  utilization  to  extend

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

Co-Sponsors

S669A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, 2590-g & 305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6158, A6158B, S4465A

S669A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more.

S669A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S669A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 669--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PARKER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to imposing a  moratorium
  on  the  initiation  of school closings in cities with a population of
  one million or more

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

  Section  1.    Paragraphs  (a)  and  (f) of subdivision 2-a of section
2590-h of the education law, as added by chapter  345  of  the  laws  of
2009, are amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Notwithstanding  any  other provision to the contrary, prepare an
educational impact statement regarding any proposed  school  closing  or
significant change in school utilization, including the phase-out, grade
reconfiguration,  re-siting,  or  co-location of schools, for any public
school located within the city district; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE CHAN-
CELLOR SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE OR FILE AN EDUCATIONAL  IMPACT
STATEMENT  FOR  ANY  PROPOSED  SCHOOL  CLOSING,  SCHOOL PHASE-OUT, GRADE
RECONFIGURATION, RE-SITING OR CO-LOCATION OF  SCHOOLS  THAT  WOULD  TAKE
EFFECT  DURING  THE  TWO  THOUSAND FOURTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SCHOOL
YEAR OR THE TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN--TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  (f) In the event that the chancellor determines that a school  closing
or significant change in school utilization is immediately necessary for
the preservation of student health, safety or general welfare, the chan-
cellor  may  temporarily  close  a  public school or adopt a significant
change in the school's utilization on an emergency basis. Such emergency
school closing or significant change in school  utilization  shall  only
remain  in  effect for six months, during such time the chancellor shall
comply with the requirements of  this  subdivision  in  order  for  such

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

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