senate Bill S781

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the alteration of school district boundaries; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 28, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.690
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.961
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Education committee Vote

S781
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Education committee Vote

S781
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S781 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A137
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1527-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7698, A8864A

S781 - Summary

Authorizes the alteration of two or more school district boundaries by consent; provides that such alteration may be initiated by a petition in writing filed with the trustee, trustees or board of education of each school district; requires a joint feasibility study and joint public hearing on such alteration.

S781 - Sponsor Memo

S781 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 781                                                    A. 137

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  the  alteration  of
  school district boundaries; and to repeal such provisions upon expira-
  tion thereof

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1527-d
to read as follows:
  S 1527-D. PROCEDURE FOR ALTERATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES.   1.
THE  BOUNDARIES  OF  TWO  OR  MORE COMMON, UNION FREE, OR CENTRAL SCHOOL
DISTRICTS THAT ARE CONTIGUOUS AND WHOLLY CONTAINED  WITHIN  THE  EASTERN
SUFFOLK  BOARD  OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES SUPERVISORY DISTRICT
MAY BE ALTERED AS PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION.
  2. A PROPOSITION FOR THE ALTERATION  IN  THE  BOUNDARIES  OF  EXISTING
CONTIGUOUS SCHOOL DISTRICTS MAY BE INITIATED BY:
  (A) A PETITION IN WRITING FILED WITH THE TRUSTEE, TRUSTEES OR BOARD OF
EDUCATION OF EACH DISTRICT THAT WOULD BE IMPACTED BY THE PROPOSED ALTER-
ATION  IN  BOUNDARIES  PROVIDED THAT SUCH PETITION IS SIGNED BY AT LEAST
TWENTY-FIVE QUALIFIED VOTERS IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT OR FIVE PERCENT  OF
THE  NUMBER  OF VOTERS WHO VOTED IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE PREVIOUS
ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF  EDUCATION  OR  TRUSTEES,
SAID  NUMBER  TO  BE DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF PERSONS RECORDED ON THE
POLL LIST AS HAVING VOTED AT SUCH ELECTION, WHICHEVER SHALL BE GREATER;
  (B) A JOINT RESOLUTION BY A MAJORITY OF THE TRUSTEES OR MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EACH OF  THE  DISTRICTS  AFFECTED  BY  A  PROPOSED
TRANSFER OF TERRITORY.

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

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