senate Bill S216A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides timeline for the election by the legislature of the regents

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2016 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1476
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 16, 2016 print number 216a
Feb 16, 2016 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
Jan 07, 2015 referred to higher education

S216 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §202, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2160
2011-2012: S3384
2013-2014: S2030
2017-2018: S2547
2019-2020: S3304

S216 - Summary

Provides that regents of the University of the state of New York in office March 31, 2016 shall hold office until June 30th of the year in which such term expires; also provides that commencing July 1, 2016 each regent shall be elected to a term of five years with each such term to expire on the last day of June and the election by the legislature to be held on or before the first Tuesday of May; also provides that if the legislature fails to agree on the election by the first Tuesday in May, then the legislature shall meet in joint session at noon on the third Tuesday in May to elect such regent by ballot; further provides that such election shall be held on the second Tuesday in May if the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly certify no later than March first that such election would conflict with religious observances.

S216 - Sponsor Memo

S216 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   216

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the terms of office of
  the regents of the University of the State of New York

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 202 of the education law,
subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 547 of the laws of 1993, subdivision
2 as amended by chapter 296 of the laws of 1984  and  as  designated  by
chapter 892 of the laws of 1985, are amended to read as follows:
  1.  The  University of the State of New York shall be governed and all
its corporate powers exercised by a board of regents the number of whose
members shall at all times be four more than  the  number  of  the  then
existing  judicial  districts  of  the  state and shall not be less than
fifteen.  [The regents in office April first, nineteen hundred  seventy-
four  shall  hold office, in the order of their election, for such times
that the term of one such regent will expire in each year on  the  first
day  of  April.  Commencing  April first, nineteen hundred seventy-four,
each regent shall be elected for a term of seven years, each  such  term
to  expire  on the first day of April.] Commencing on April first, nine-
teen hundred ninety-four, each regent shall be elected  for  a  term  of
five years, each such term to expire on the first day of April.  REGENTS
IN  OFFICE  MARCH  THIRTY-FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SHALL HOLD OFFICE
UNTIL JUNE THIRTIETH OF THE YEAR  IN  WHICH  SUCH  REGENTS'  TERM  SHALL
EXPIRE.  COMMENCING  JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, EACH REGENT SHALL
BE ELECTED TO A TERM OF FIVE YEARS, EACH SUCH TERM TO EXPIRE ON THE LAST
DAY OF JUNE. Each regent shall be elected by the legislature by  concur-
rent  resolution  in  the  preceding [March] MAY, on or before the first
Tuesday of such month.  If, however, the legislature fails to  agree  on
such  concurrent  resolution  by  the first Tuesday of [such month] MAY,

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

S216A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §202, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2160
2011-2012: S3384
2013-2014: S2030
2017-2018: S2547
2019-2020: S3304

S216A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that regents of the University of the state of New York in office March 31, 2016 shall hold office until June 30th of the year in which such term expires; also provides that commencing July 1, 2016 each regent shall be elected to a term of five years with each such term to expire on the last day of June and the election by the legislature to be held on or before the first Tuesday of May; also provides that if the legislature fails to agree on the election by the first Tuesday in May, then the legislature shall meet in joint session at noon on the third Tuesday in May to elect such regent by ballot; further provides that such election shall be held on the second Tuesday in May if the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly certify no later than March first that such election would conflict with religious observances.

S216A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S216A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 216--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the terms of office of
  the regents of the University of the State of New York

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 202 of the education law,
subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 547 of the laws of 1993, subdivision
2 as amended by chapter 296 of the laws of 1984  and  as  designated  by
chapter 892 of the laws of 1985, are amended to read as follows:
  1.  The  University of the State of New York shall be governed and all
its corporate powers exercised by a board of regents the number of whose
members shall at all times be four more than  the  number  of  the  then
existing  judicial  districts  of  the  state and shall not be less than
fifteen.  [The regents in office April first, nineteen hundred  seventy-
four  shall  hold office, in the order of their election, for such times
that the term of one such regent will expire in each year on  the  first
day  of  April.  Commencing  April first, nineteen hundred seventy-four,
each regent shall be elected for a term of seven years, each  such  term
to  expire  on the first day of April.] Commencing on April first, nine-
teen hundred ninety-four, each regent shall be elected  for  a  term  of
five years, each such term to expire on the first day of April.  REGENTS
IN  OFFICE  MARCH  THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, SHALL HOLD OFFICE
UNTIL JUNE THIRTIETH OF THE YEAR  IN  WHICH  SUCH  REGENTS'  TERM  SHALL
EXPIRE.  COMMENCING  JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, EACH REGENT SHALL
BE ELECTED TO A TERM OF FIVE YEARS, EACH SUCH TERM TO EXPIRE ON THE LAST
DAY OF JUNE. Each regent shall be elected by the legislature by  concur-

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

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