senate Bill S7189

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands the school districts that may, by district vote, consolidate their school district with a school district of a city with less than one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants

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May 02, 2014 referred to education

S7189 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1524, Ed L

S7189 - Summary

Expands the school districts that may, by district vote, consolidate their school district with a school district of a city with less than one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants.

S7189 - Sponsor Memo

S7189 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7189

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  consolidation  with
  city 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 1524  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  461  of  the  laws  of 1996, is amended to read as
follows:
  1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or any other gener-
al, special, or local law to the contrary, whenever the qualified voters
of a school district which is contiguous to the city school district  OR
IN  CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT of a city with less than
one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants, according  to  the  latest
federal census, by a majority vote taken at an annual or special meeting
of  such  district  shall adopt a proposition to consolidate such school
district with such city school district, and the board of  education  of
such city school district shall by resolution duly adopted consent ther-
eto,  the  commissioner  [of  education]  may  by order consolidate such
school district with such city school district; provided, however,  that
where several school districts are contiguous to each other and at least
one  of such school districts is contiguous to such city school district
OR IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SUCH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT,  such  vote  may  be
taken  in  each  of  such  school districts at the same time, and if the
proposition to consolidate is adopted by a majority vote  in  each  such
district,  including any votes cast by absentee ballot as provided under
section two thousand eighteen-a or two thousand eighteen-b of this chap-
ter, whichever shall apply, and upon the  consent  of  the  city  school
district board of education, the commissioner [of education] may include
each  such  district  in  one order of consolidation; provided, further,
however, that if the proposition to consolidate  is  not  adopted  by  a
majority vote in each such district, but is so adopted in one or more of
such  districts,  upon  the consent of the city school district board of
education, the commissioner may include in one  order  of  consolidation

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

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