|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 07, 2016||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.316
|Feb 29, 2016||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6854
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S6854 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6854 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6854 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to election of the members of the board of regents PURPOSE : To provide for the election of members of the board of regents by concurrent resolution, requiring approval by a majority of members within both houses of the Legislature. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Requires members of the board of regents to be elected by concurrent resolution and removes the option for election by joint session of the Legislature. Section 2: Makes conforming changes for the filling of vacancies on the board by concurrent resolution and sets dates for such resolutions to be voted upon. JUSTIFICATION : The board of regents is made up of seventeen members who are charged with setting education policy for students and education professionals across the State. Members of the board can currently be elected by
S6854 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6854 I N S E N A T E February 29, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to election of the members of the board of regents 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 and subdivi- sion 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, nineteen 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. Each regent shall be elected by the legislature by concurrent resolution in the preceding March, on or before the [first] SECOND Tuesday of such month. [If, however, the legislature fails to agree on such concurrent resol- ution by the first Tuesday of such month, then the two houses shall meet in joint session at noon on the second Tuesday of such month and proceed to elect such regent by joint ballot.] 2. All vacancies in such office, either for full or unexpired terms, shall be so filled that there shall always be in the membership of the board of regents at least one resident of each of the judicial districts. A vacancy in the office of regent for other cause than expi- ration of term of service shall be filled for the unexpired term [by an election at the session of the legislature immediately following such EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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