|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to cities|
|May 26, 2015||referred to cities|
senate Bill S5659
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5659 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Law Section:
- New York City Charter
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §2800, NYC Chart; amd §§2590-b, 2590-c, 2590-e & 2590-f, Ed L; amd §34, Chap 91 of 2002; amd §17, Chap 345 of 2009
S5659 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5659 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York city charter and the education law, in relation to the New York city community school district system; to amend chapter 91 of the laws of 2002, amending the education law and other laws relating to the reorganization of the New York city school construction authority, board of education and community boards; and to amend chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, amending the education law relating to the New York city board of education, chancellor, community councils and community superintendents, in relation to extending the expiration and repeal date of certain provisions thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation expands the board of education of the New York city school district from thirteen to fifteen members by giving the public advocate and city comptroller appointees on the board, mandates that one of the mayoral appointees be a parent with a child in a charter school in New York city, and gives the board members fixed two year terms. The legislation also expands the number of community education councils by making them coterminous with community boards, makes changes to ensure that the community education councils are fully staffed, and gives community boards the ability to coordinate with and provide assistance and expertise to the community education councils.
S5659 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5659 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 26, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the New York city charter and the education law, in relation to the New York city community school district system; to amend chapter 91 of the laws of 2002, amending the education law and other laws relating to the reorganization of the New York city school construction authority, board of education and community boards; and to amend chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, amending the education law relating to the New York city board of education, chancellor, communi- ty councils and community superintendents, in relation to extending the expiration and repeal date of certain provisions thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs 20 and 21 of subdivision d of section 2800 of the New York city charter, paragraph 20 as amended and paragraph 21 as added by a vote of the people of the city of New York at the general election held in November 1989, are amended and a new paragraph 22 is added to read as follows: (20) Within budgetary appropriations for such purposes, disseminate information about city services and programs, process complaints, requests, and inquiries of residents of the community district; [and] (21) Conduct substantial public outreach, including identifying the organizations active in the community district, maintaining a list of the names and mailing addresses of such community organizations, and making such names and, with the consent of the organization, mailing addresses available to the public upon request[.]; AND (22) COORDINATE WITH THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL, AS ESTABLISHED UNDER ARTICLE FIFTY-TWO-A OF THE EDUCATION LAW, WHOSE BOUNDARIES ARE EQUAL TO THOSE OF THE COMMUNITY DISTRICT. THIS COORDINATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, MAKING SPACE AVAILABLE FOR MONTHLY MEETINGS, HELPING TO PUBLICIZE MEETINGS OF THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUN- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11005-03-5
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