senate Bill S6854

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that all members of the board of regents shall be elected by concurrent resolution of the legislature on the second Tuesday of March

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 07, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.316
Feb 29, 2016 referred to rules


S6854 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง202, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2750
2019-2020: S3308

S6854 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that all members of the board of regents shall be elected by concurrent resolution of the legislature on the second Tuesday of March, regardless if such election is to fill the expired term of a regent or to fill the unexpired term of a regent.

S6854 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6854 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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


  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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