|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to education|
|Jan 06, 2017||referred to education|
senate Bill S990
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S990 (ACTIVE) - Details
S990 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S990 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the board of regents to obtain legislative approval of any rule or regulation containing an unfunded mandate PURPOSE : To require the Board of Regents to obtain legislative approval before issuing rules or regulations with unfunded mandates SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Amends section 207 of the Education Law to provide definitions for "net additional cost" and "unfunded mandate." It also states that no rule or regulation containing an unfunded mandate shall be adopted by the Board of Regents or the Commissioner of Education, except by a majority vote of the legislature. Section 2: Effective date. JUSTIFICATION : Many school districts are facing financial hardship, in large part,
S990 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 990 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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 requiring the board of regents to obtain legislative approval of any rule or regulation containing an unfunded mandate THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 207 of the education law is amended to read as follows: § 207. Legislative power. 1. Subject and in conformity to the consti- tution and laws of the state, the regents shall exercise legislative functions concerning the educational system of the state, determine its educational policies, and, except, as to the judicial functions of the commissioner of education, establish rules for carrying into effect the laws and policies of the state, relating to education, and the func- tions, powers, duties and trusts conferred or charged upon the universi- ty and the education department. But no enactment of the regents shall modify in any degree the freedom of the governing body of any seminary for the training of priests or clergymen to determine and regulate the entire course of religious, doctrinal or theological instruction to be given in such institution. No rule by which more than a majority vote shall be required for any specified action by the regents shall be amended, suspended or repealed by a smaller vote than that required for action thereunder. Rules or regulations, or amendments or repeals ther- eof, adopted or prescribed by the commissioner of education as provided by law shall not be effective unless and until approved by the regents, except where authority is conferred by the regents upon the commissioner of education to adopt, prescribe, amend or repeal such rules or regu- lations. 2. A. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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