senate Bill S7637

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Abolishes the board of regents and transfers the powers and duties to the commissioner of education

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 14, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 16, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 01, 2018 referred to judiciary

S7637 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 §4, Art 8 §4, Art 11 §2, Constn

S7637 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Abolishes the board of regents and transfers the powers and duties to the commissioner of education.

S7637 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7637 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7637

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2018
                               ___________

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

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing amendments to section 4 of article 5, section 4 of  article  8
  and  section 2 of article 11 of the constitution, in relation to abol-
  ishing The Regents of the University of the State of New York

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 4 of  arti-
cle 5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  §  4.  The  head  of  the department of audit and control shall be the
comptroller and of the department of law, the attorney-general. The head
of the [department of] education DEPARTMENT shall be [The Regents of the
University of the State of New York, who shall appoint and  at  pleasure
remove  a] THE commissioner of education [to be the chief administrative
officer of the department], WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR  WITH
THE  ADVICE  AND  CONSENT OF THE SENATE, AND MAY BE REMOVED BY AND SHALL
SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE GOVERNOR.  The head of  the  department  of
agriculture  and markets shall be appointed in a manner to be prescribed
by law. Except as otherwise provided in this constitution, the heads  of
all  other  departments  and  the members of all boards and commissions,
excepting temporary commissions for special purposes, shall be appointed
by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate and may
be removed by the governor, in a manner to be prescribed by law.
  § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That paragraph 2  of  subdivi-
sion  (h)  of  section  4 of article 8 of the constitution be amended to
read as follows:
  (2) the consent of [The Regents of the University of the State of  New
York] THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION and
  §  3.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of article 11
of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 2. The corporation created in the year one  thousand  seven  hundred
eighty-four,  under  the  name  of  The Regents of the University of the
State of New York, is hereby [continued under the  name  of  The]  ABOL-
ISHED,  AND  ALL  THE  FUNCTIONS  AND POWERS POSSESSED BY AND ALL OF THE
OBLIGATIONS AND DUTIES OF SUCH REGENTS ARE TRANSFERRED AND ASSIGNED  TO,
ASSUMED  BY  AND  DEVOLVED UPON THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, INCLUDING

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