senate Bill S3344

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary commission to examine and review the degree of segregation in primary and secondary schools

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Feb 01, 2013 referred to finance


S3344 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5045, A3750
2011-2012: S2759, A2895
2015-2016: S2184, A4573
2017-2018: S3794, A5795
2019-2020: S2204
2021-2022: S3366
2023-2024: S1427

S3344 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a temporary commission to examine and review the degree and effect of segregation in primary and secondary schools and any correlation with school funding and the long-term impact of inadequate education on segregated students; expires 2016.

S3344 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3344 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  MONTGOMERY  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on

AN  ACT  creating a temporary state commission to examine the degree and
  effect of segregation in primary and secondary schools; and  providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1. There is established within the department of  education  a
temporary  state  commission  to examine and review the degree of segre-
gation in primary and secondary schools; here and after referred  to  as
the  commission.  The  commission  shall  have  the following functions,
powers and duties:
  a. To appoint an executive director who shall act in  accordance  with
the policies of the commission. The commission may delegate authority to
the  executive  director  to  act  in the name of the commission between
meetings of the commission provided such delegation is  in  writing  and
the specific powers to be delegated are enumerated;
  b.  To  appoint  such  other  staff  as are necessary to carry out its
duties under this section;
  c. To conduct investigations in connection with: the level  of  segre-
gation  in  New  York's  primary  and secondary schools; any correlation
between segregation and inadequate school  funding;  and  the  long-term
economic  impact  of  inadequate  educational  resources  on  segregated
students and society;
  d. To make an annual report to the governor and  the  legislature  not
later  than  July first of each year which shall include its recommenda-
tions. The commission shall make such further  interim  reports  to  the
governor,  or  to  the governor and legislature, as it shall deem advis-
able, or as shall be required to do by the governor, the temporary pres-
ident of the senate or the speaker of the assembly;

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


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