assembly Bill A10992

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing school election wards in Rockland county union free and central school districts

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Sep 09, 2020 referred to education

A10992 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: A249
2023-2024: A1223

A10992 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing school election wards in Rockland county union free and central school districts.

A10992 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10992
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             September 9, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Zebrowski)
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  establishing  school
   election  wards  in  Rockland  county  union  free  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 CONTAINED ENTIRELY OR
 PARTIALLY  WITHIN  ROCKLAND  COUNTY  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.  WITHIN
 SUCH RESOLUTION, A BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY REQUIRE THAT A TRUSTEE ELECTED
 TO  REPRESENT  A  WARD SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF SUCH WARD. SUCH RESOLUTION
 SHALL  ALSO  PROVIDE  FOR  THE  SIGNATURE  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  NOMINATING
 PETITIONS CONSISTENT WITH THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
   B.  (I)  A RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, WHICH SHALL BE PASSED
 NO LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS PRIOR TO A RELATED REFERENDUM BEING
 PLACED BEFORE THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  DURING  THE
 ANNUAL  MEETING  AND  ELECTION, SHALL INCLUDE AN ASSESSMENT AND FINDING,
 WHICH  SHALL  TAKE  INTO  ACCOUNT  ANY  HISTORIC  DISENFRANCHISEMENT  OR
 DISCRIMINATION  AGAINST  ANY  GROUP  OF  INDIVIDUALS  WITHIN  THE SCHOOL
 DISTRICT BASED UPON RACE, GENDER,  ETHNICITY,  RELIGION,  SOCIO-ECONOMIC
 STATUS,  OR  SEXUAL ORIENTATION, INCLUDING THAT NO DISENFRANCHISEMENT OR
 DISCRIMINATION WOULD RESULT FROM THE ADOPTION  OF  THE  PROPOSED  RESOL-
 UTION.  THE  BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL CONDUCT NO FEWER THAN THREE PUBLIC
 HEARINGS ON SUCH RESOLUTION.
   (II) SUCH PUBLIC HEARINGS 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets