assembly Bill A6784A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to librarians of school libraries; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2016 print number 6784a
Feb 24, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Apr 02, 2015 referred to education

A6784 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3931
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §275, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A6023
2019-2020: A2444
2021-2022: A5055

A6784 - Summary

Relates to librarians of school libraries.

A6784 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6784

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring each  school
  district  in  the  state to have and maintain a school library in each
  elementary and secondary school in the district and to employ a certi-
  fied school library media specialist for such school library

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 411 to
read as follows:
  S  411.  SCHOOL LIBRARIES. 1.  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE SHALL
HAVE AND MAINTAIN A SCHOOL LIBRARY  IN  EACH  ELEMENTARY  AND  SECONDARY
SCHOOL  IN  THE  DISTRICT,  AND  SHALL EMPLOY A CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY
MEDIA SPECIALIST FOR SUCH SCHOOL  LIBRARY  WITHIN  THREE  YEARS  OF  THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  EMPLOYMENT  OF CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS SHALL BE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS:
  (A) IN EACH ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT  OF  NOT
MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED PUPILS, A CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIAL-
IST  SHALL  BE  EMPLOYED  AS  ONE-HALF  OF  A FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF
MEMBER;
  (B) IN EACH ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT OF  MORE
THAN  FIVE  HUNDRED  BUT  NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND, A CERTIFIED SCHOOL
LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST SHALL BE EMPLOYED  AS  A  FULL-TIME  EQUIVALENT
STAFF MEMBER;
  (C)  IN EACH ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT OF MORE
THAN TWO THOUSAND PUPILS, TWO CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS
SHALL EACH BE EMPLOYED AS A FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF MEMBER; AND
  (D) AN ADDITIONAL CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST  SHALL  BE
EMPLOYED  AS A FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF MEMBER FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ONE
THOUSAND PUPILS ENROLLED IN AN ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10227-02-5

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A6784A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3931
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §275, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A6023
2019-2020: A2444
2021-2022: A5055

A6784A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to librarians of school libraries.

A6784A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6784--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Education  in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to librarians of school
  libraries; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating ther-
  eto

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

  Section  1.  Section  275  of  the education law is REPEALED and a new
section 275 is added to read as follows:
  S 275. LIBRARIANS OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
PROVISIONS  OF LAW, AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED
SEVENTY-FOUR OF THIS PART, AND SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS  SECTION,  EACH
SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE SHALL HAVE AND MAINTAIN A SCHOOL LIBRARY IN
EACH ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT, AND SHALL EMPLOY A
CERTIFIED  SCHOOL  LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST FOR EACH SUCH SCHOOL LIBRARY
WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  2. EMPLOYMENT OF CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS  SHALL  BE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS:
  A.  IN  EACH  ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT OF NOT
MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PUPILS, A CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA  SPECIAL-
IST  SHALL  BE  EMPLOYED AS FIFTEEN HUNDREDTHS OF A FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT
STAFF MEMBER;
  B. IN EACH ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT  OF  MORE
THAN  ONE  HUNDRED  BUT  NOT MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED PUPILS, A CERTIFIED
SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST SHALL BE EMPLOYED AS A THREE-TENTHS OF A
FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF MEMBER;
  C. IN EACH ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT  OF  MORE
THAN  THREE  HUNDRED  BUT  NO MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED PUPILS, A CERTIFIED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10227-04-6