|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to education|
|Jan 10, 2017||referred to education|
senate Bill S1555
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1555 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1555 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1555 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to imposing a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to establish a moratorium on the initiation of any proposed school closing or significant change in school utilization. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill amends paragraphs (a) and (f) of subdivision 2-a of § 2590-h of the education law, as amended by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009 by adding clauses stating that (a) the chancellor shall not be authorized to prepare or file and education impact statement for any proposed school closing, school phase-out, grade reconfiguration, re-siting or co-location of schools that would take effect during the two thousand eighteen--two thousand nineteen school year or the two thousand nineteen-two thousand twenty school year and that (f) any emergency school closing occurring during the two thousand eighteen-two thousand nineteen school year or two thousand nineteen-two thousand twenty school year shall only remain in effect during such time as absolutely necessary in order to preserve student
S1555 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1555 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- 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 imposing a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (f) of subdivision 2-a of section 2590-h of the education law, as added by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows: (a) Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, prepare an educational impact statement regarding any proposed school closing or significant change in school utilization, including the phase-out, grade reconfiguration, re-siting, or co-location of schools, for any public school located within the city district; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE CHAN- CELLOR SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE OR FILE AN EDUCATIONAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR ANY PROPOSED SCHOOL CLOSING, SCHOOL PHASE-OUT, GRADE RECONFIGURATION, RE-SITING OR CO-LOCATION OF SCHOOLS THAT WOULD TAKE EFFECT DURING THE TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN--TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN SCHOOL YEAR OR THE TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY SCHOOL YEAR. (f) In the event that the chancellor determines that a school closing or significant change in school utilization is immediately necessary for the preservation of student health, safety or general welfare, the chan- cellor may temporarily close a public school or adopt a significant change in the school's utilization on an emergency basis. Such emergency school closing or significant change in school utilization shall only remain in effect for six months, during such time the chancellor shall comply with the requirements of this subdivision in order for such school closure or significant change in school utilization to extend beyond the six month period; PROVIDED THAT ANY EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING OCCURRING DURING THE TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN--TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN SCHOOL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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