|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 28, 2014||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S781
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S781 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S781 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the alteration of school district boundaries; and to repeal such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: To authorize the alteration of school district boundaries by consent. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: A new Section 1527-D is added to the education law to set forth the procedure for altering school district boundaries in the eastern Suffolk board of cooperative educational service supervisory district. JUSTIFICATION: Under current law there are not standards or criterion for petitions requesting alteration of school district boundaries. School district boundaries were established at a time when communities were not as developed as they are now. Since the time these boundaries were drawn, there has been substantial growth for students and families. School districts should not review and reject petitions solely based on the possibility of losing tax revenue. Such decisions should be based on what is in the best interest of the students affected. More so, school district boundaries do not always coincide with other
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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