senate Bill S6503

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to meetings and absences of the board of regents

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 09, 2016 signed chap.317
Aug 30, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
Mar 14, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.435
substituted for a2921
Mar 07, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 24, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.218
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 21, 2016 referred to education

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S6503 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2921
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง204, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2146
2013-2014: A121, S6671A
2011-2012: A8314, S7224

S6503 - Summary

Relates to meetings and absences of the board of regents.

S6503 - Sponsor Memo

S6503 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6503

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to meetings and  absences
  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. Section 204 of the education law  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S 204. Meetings and absences. 1. (A) The regents may provide for regu-
lar  meetings[, and the chancellor, or the commissioner of education, or
any five regents, may at any time call a special meeting of the board of
regents and fix the time and place therefor;  and  at  least  ten  days'
notice  of  every  meeting  shall be mailed to the usual address of each
regent.  If any regent shall fail to attend three consecutive  meetings,
without excuse accepted as satisfactory by the regents, he may be deemed
to  have  resigned  and the regents shall then report the vacancy to the
legislature, which shall fill it]  OF  THE  BOARD  OF  REGENTS  AND  ANY
COMMITTEE, SUBCOMMITTEE, TASK FORCE, OR OTHER SUBGROUPS THEREOF.  NOTICE
OF  TIME  AND  PLACE  FOR  ALL  REGULAR  PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF
REGENTS AND ANY COMMITTEE, SUBCOMMITTEE, TASK FORCE, OR OTHER  SUBGROUPS
THEREOF  SHALL  BE  PUBLICLY  PROVIDED AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS IN ADVANCE OF
SUCH MEETING. SUCH NOTICE OF TIME, PLACE AND AGENDA SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED
VIA THE BOARD'S OFFICIAL INTERNET WEBSITE AND  SPECIFICALLY  DISTRIBUTED
BY  UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO ALL REGENTS AT THEIR USUAL ADDRESSES
AND, IF A MEETING OF A COMMITTEE, SUBCOMMITTEE,  TASK  FORCE,  OR  OTHER
SUBGROUPS  THEREOF,  BY  SUCH  MEANS,  INCLUDING  BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE OR ELECTRONIC MEANS, AS DETERMINED  BY  THE
COMMITTEE,  SUBCOMMITTEE,  TASK  FORCE,  OR OTHER SUBGROUPS THEREOF.  AN
AGENDA FOR A REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING OF THE BOARD SHALL BE COMPRISED OF A
LIST OF ALL ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED WITH A  DESCRIPTION  OF  THE  SUBJECT
MATTER  OF  EACH  SUCH  ITEM  AND SHALL BE POSTED AT LEAST THREE DAYS IN
ADVANCE OF THE MEETING; PROVIDED HOWEVER,  THAT  IN  AN  INSTANCE  OF  A
HEALTH  OR  PUBLIC  SAFETY  EMERGENCY,  THE BOARD MAY INCLUDE ADDITIONAL
ITEMS TO THE AGENDA WITH LESS THAN THREE DAYS NOTICE. IN AN INSTANCE  OF

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

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