senate Bill S5846

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes union free and central school district boards of education to establish wards for the purpose of school board elections

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1956
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Jun 08, 2015 referred to rules

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S5846 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8163
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6599, S8920, A881, A11053
2019-2020: S1633, A5943
2021-2022: S1792

S5846 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the boards of education in union free school districts and central school districts to establish wards for the purpose of school board elections.

S5846 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5846 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5846

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  establishment  of
  school  election  wards  in  union  free  school districts and central
  school districts

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

  Section  1.  Section  1702 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,  A
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF A UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY, UPON RESOLUTION,
ESTABLISH  SCHOOL  ELECTION  WARDS  FOR  PURPOSES OF ELECTING INDIVIDUAL
TRUSTEES. THERE MAY BE AT LEAST THREE, BUT NOT MORE  THAN  NINE,  SCHOOL
ELECTION  WARDS  WITHIN  A  SCHOOL DISTRICT. ONE TRUSTEE SHALL BE CHOSEN
FROM EACH WARD BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS THEREIN.
  B. UPON APPROVAL BY RESOLUTION, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL CONDUCT A
PUBLIC HEARING, AFTER WHICH A REFERENDUM SHALL BE PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL
BY A MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS AT THE NEXT SUCCEEDING GENERAL ELECTION.  IF
SO APPROVED, WITHIN FIVE MONTHS OF SUCH APPROVAL, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SHALL  DEFINE AND PUBLISH BY RESOLUTION BOUNDARIES OF EACH OF THE SCHOOL
ELECTION WARDS WHICH SAID WARDS SHALL BE CONTIGUOUS AND  EACH  OF  WHICH
SHALL CONTAIN AS NEARLY AS POSSIBLE THE SAME NUMBER OF INHABITANTS. SUCH
WARDS  SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION FOLLOWING
VOTER APPROVAL OF THE REFERENDUM IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. UPON  ADOPTING
A  SYSTEM  COMPRISED  OF SCHOOL ELECTION WARDS, ALL SITTING SCHOOL BOARD
TRUSTEES SHALL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF HIS OR HER TERM, AND  HIS  OR  HER
SUCCESSOR  SHALL  BE  ELECTED  ON  THE BASIS OF THE SCHOOL ELECTION WARD
SYSTEM. THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SAID SCHOOL ELECTION WARDS MAY  THEREAFTER
BE  REDEFINED  BY  THE  BOARD OF EDUCATION BY RESOLUTION, AFTER A PUBLIC
HEARING THEREON, UPON EACH ISSUANCE OF A FEDERAL  DECENNIAL  CENSUS  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04546-05-5

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