senate Bill S967

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes residency requirements for school district superintendents

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 29, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 27, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 26, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 25, 2014 1st report cal.334
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.962
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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Mar 25, 2014 - Education committee Vote

S967
11
4
committee
11
Aye
4
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Education committee Vote

S967
14
3
committee
14
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S967 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6742
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1526-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3964B, A7500

S967 - Bill Texts

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Requires a school district superintendent to be a resident of the state.

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BILL NUMBER:S967

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency
requirements for school district superintendents

PURPOSE OF BILL:
This bill requires School District Superintendents to be residents of
the State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the Education Law by adding a new section 1526-a to
establishes residency requirements for District Superintendents and
to provide that the requirement may be waived for good cause shown
for a period of one year following a Superintendent's initial
employment. It further provides for residency requirements to be
included in the contract for employment and a failure to comply shall
void such contract.

Section 2 makes the act take effect on the first of July next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
School District Superintendents should be held to the same standards
as our Federal, State and local elected officials, School Board
Members, and BOCES District superintendents who represent our
communities. Due to a quirk in the existing law they're not required
to live within their school district, let alone the same county or
even New York State. We need to change this.

School District Superintendents are leaders in our local community.
They make recommendations to their School Boards and execute policies
that affect hundreds of employees and thousands of taxpayers. They
should pay the same taxes and be subject to the policies that they
impose on those they represent.

This bill only requires that a School District Superintendent live
within the boundaries of New York State, a requirement that is
both fair and reasonable.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3964 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This law shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the
date on which it is passed.

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

                                   967

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- 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 establishing residency
  requirements for school district superintendents

  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 1526-a
to read as follows:
  S  1526-A.  DISTRICT  SUPERINTENDENT; RESIDENCY. EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT
SUPERINTENDENT SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF THE  STATE.    PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
THAT  THE  RESIDENCY  REQUIREMENT OF THIS SECTION MAY BE WAIVED FOR GOOD
CAUSE SHOWN FOR A  PERIOD  OF  ONE  YEAR  FOLLOWING  A  SUPERINTENDENT'S
INITIAL  EMPLOYMENT  BY  THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT. SUCH WAIVER SHALL ONLY BE
GRANTED UPON APPLICATION TO AND UPON THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE  COMMIS-
SIONER.   PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT EVERY NEW AND RENEWAL CONTRACT FOR THE
EMPLOYMENT OF A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SHALL INCLUDE  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SECTION  AND  A  PROVISION  THAT  THE  FAILURE  TO COMPLY WITH THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL VOID SUCH CONTRACT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the  date  on which it shall have become a law and shall apply to school
district superintendents commencing employment or renewing their employ-
ment contracts on or after such date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05266-01-3

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