assembly Bill A6843

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Apr 06, 2015 referred to education

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A6843 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง414, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8800
2013-2014: A265, A7560

A6843 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes or when such service or worship is deemed not disruptive of normal school operations.

A6843 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6843

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 6, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE,
  ARROYO, AUBRY, BARCLAY, BARRON,  BRINDISI,  BUTLER,  CERETTO,  COLTON,
  CORWIN,  CROUCH,  CURRAN,  FITZPATRICK,  GIGLIO, GRAF, HAWLEY, HIKIND,
  HOOPER,  MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONALD,  McLAUGHLIN,  MILLER,  MOYA,   ORTIZ,
  PALMESANO, PERRY, PRETLOW, RA, RAIA, RAMOS, ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, SALA-
  DINO, SCARBOROUGH, SCHIMMINGER, SIMANOWITZ, TEDISCO, THIELE, WRIGHT --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing religious
  meetings and worship in school buildings and school sites

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of
section  414  of  the education law, the opening paragraph as amended by
chapter 369 of the laws of 1977 and paragraph (c) as amended by  chapter
345 of the laws of 2009, are amended and a new subdivision 3 is added to
read as follows:
  Schoolhouses  and  the  grounds  connected  therewith and all property
belonging to the district shall be in the custody and under the  control
and  supervision  of the trustees or board of education of the district.
The trustees or board of education, OR IN  THE  CITY  OF  NEW  YORK  THE
COMMUNITY  SCHOOL BOARD, may adopt reasonable regulations for the use of
such schoolhouses, grounds or other property, all portions thereof, when
not in use for school purposes or when the school is in use  for  school
purposes  if  in  the  opinion of the trustees or board of education use
will not be disruptive of  normal  school  operations,  for  such  other
public purposes as are herein provided[; except, however, in the city of
New York each community school board shall be authorized to prohibit any
use  of  schoolhouses and school grounds within its district which would
otherwise be permitted under the provisions of this section]. Such regu-
lations shall provide for the safety and  security  of  the  pupils  and
shall not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and shall conform

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06374-01-5

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