senate Bill S6599

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status Via A881 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2078
substituted for s6599
Jun 20, 2017 substituted by a881a
ordered to third reading cal.2078
Jun 06, 2017 referred to rules

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S6599 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A881A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S5846, A8163

S6599 - 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.

S6599 - Sponsor Memo

S6599 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6599

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2017
                               ___________

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, BY RESOLUTION
AND SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY REFERENDUM, ESTABLISH SCHOOL  ELECTION  WARDS
FOR  PURPOSES  OF  ELECTING INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEES. THERE SHALL BE AT LEAST
THREE, BUT NO MORE THAN NINE, SCHOOL  ELECTION  WARDS  WITHIN  A  SCHOOL
DISTRICT.  ONE  TRUSTEE  SHALL BE CHOSEN FROM EACH WARD BY THE QUALIFIED
VOTERS THEREIN.
  B. (I) UPON A RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF  EDUCATION,  WHICH  SHALL  BE
PASSED  NO LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS PRIOR TO A RELATED REFEREN-
DUM BEING PLACED BEFORE THE QUALIFIED  VOTERS  OF  THE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT
DURING  THE  ANNUAL  MEETING  AND ELECTION, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL
CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING.
  (II) SUCH PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE CONDUCTED NOT LESS THAN  THIRTY  NOR
MORE THAN NINETY DAYS PRIOR TO A VOTE ON THE RESOLUTION BY A MAJORITY OF
THE  QUALIFIED  VOTERS  OF  THE  DISTRICT. THE DISTRICT CLERK SHALL GIVE
NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING BY PUBLISHING A NOTICE  FIVE  TIMES  WITHIN
FOURTEEN  DAYS  PRECEDING  THE HEARING, ON THE DISTRICT'S WEBSITE AND IN
TWO NEWSPAPERS IF THERE SHALL BE TWO, OR IN ONE NEWSPAPER IF THERE SHALL
BE BUT ONE, HAVING GENERAL CIRCULATION WITHIN SUCH DISTRICT. BUT  IF  NO
NEWSPAPER SHALL THEN HAVE GENERAL CIRCULATION THEREIN, SAID NOTICE SHALL
BE  POSTED IN AT LEAST TWENTY OF THE MOST PUBLIC PLACES IN SAID DISTRICT
FOURTEEN DAYS BEFORE THE TIME OF SUCH HEARING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03770-04-7

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