senate Bill S7487

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the chancellor and city comptroller to audit the city school district of the city of New York for compliance with requirements for instruction in certain subjects

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May 15, 2014 referred to education

S7487 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2590-h, Ed L

S7487 - Bill Texts

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Directs the chancellor and the city comptroller to audit the city school district of the city of New York for compliance with the requirements for instruction in certain subjects, including art education.

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BILL NUMBER:S7487

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
directing the chancellor of the city school district and the city comp-
troller of the city of New York to annually audit the city school
district for its compliance with requirements for instruction in certain
subjects

PURPOSE: To ensure that New York City schools are meeting the minimum
education requirements.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Section 2590-h of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 54 to provide that each year the New York City Chancel-
lor in cooperation with the New York City Comptroller shall conduct a
audit to ensure the compliance of education requirements including art
education. Furthermore this section requires that the Chancellor and
Comptroller shall report the findings of such audit to the regents,
legislature and governor, on or before the first of July of each year.

Sections 2. Provides the enacting clause

JUSTIFICATION: Recently the New York City Comptroller released a report
detailing that as many as one in four city schools are not meeting the
basic art education requirements set forth by the regents. The report
included overview on the lack of instruction available and supply fund-
ing for the arts which includes visual arts, theatre, and music. This
audit will ensure that our children are receiving a proper education in
compliance with existing law.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become law; provided that the
amendments to section 2590-h of the education law made by section one of
this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be
deemed to expire therewith.

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

                                  7487

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- 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 directing the chancel-
  lor of the city school district and the city comptroller of  the  city
  of New York to annually audit the city school district for its compli-
  ance with requirements for instruction in certain subjects

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

  Section 1. Section 2590-h of the education law is amended by adding  a
new subdivision 54 to read as follows:
  54.  IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY COMPTROLLER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,
FOR EACH SCHOOL YEAR, CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF THE CITY  DISTRICT  TO  ENSURE
COMPLIANCE OF THE DISTRICT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS CHAPTER AND THE
RULES OF THE REGENTS RELATING TO INSTRUCTION IN CERTAIN SUBJECTS INCLUD-
ING  ART  EDUCATION  IN ALL GRADES.  ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF JULY EACH
YEAR, THE CHANCELLOR AND SUCH CITY COMPTROLLER SHALL REPORT THE FINDINGS
OF SUCH AUDIT TO THE REGENTS, THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the  date  on which it shall have become a law; provided that the amend-
ments to section 2590-h of the education law made by section one of this
act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be  deemed
to expire therewith.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14263-03-4

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