senate Bill S3308

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that all members of the board of regents shall be elected by concurrent resolution of the legislature on the second Tuesday of March

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Feb 05, 2019 referred to education

S3308 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §202, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6854
2017-2018: S2750

S3308 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that all members of the board of regents shall be elected by concurrent resolution of the legislature on the second Tuesday of March, regardless if such election is to fill the expired term of a regent or to fill the unexpired term of a regent.

S3308 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3308 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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  election  of  the
  members of the board of regents


  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 202 of the  education  law,
subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 547 of the laws of 1993 and subdivi-
sion  2  as amended by chapter 296 of the laws of 1984 and as designated
by chapter 892 of the laws of 1985, are amended to read as follows:
  1. The University of the State of New York shall be governed  and  all
its corporate powers exercised by a board of regents the number of whose
members  shall  at  all  times  be four more than the number of the then
existing judicial districts of the state and  shall  not  be  less  than
fifteen.    The regents in office April first, nineteen hundred seventy-
four shall hold office, in the order of their election, for  such  times
that  the  term of one such regent will expire in each year on the first
day of April. Commencing April  first,  nineteen  hundred  seventy-four,
each  regent  shall be elected for a term of seven years, each such term
to expire on the first day of April. Commencing on April first, nineteen
hundred ninety-four, each regent shall be elected for  a  term  of  five
years,  each such term to expire on the first day of April.  Each regent
shall be elected by the legislature  by  concurrent  resolution  in  the
preceding  March, on or before the [first] SECOND Tuesday of such month.
[If, however, the legislature fails to agree on such  concurrent  resol-
ution by the first Tuesday of such month, then the two houses shall meet
in joint session at noon on the second Tuesday of such month and proceed
to elect such regent by joint ballot.]
  2.  All  vacancies in such office, either for full or unexpired terms,
shall be so filled that there shall always be in the membership  of  the
board  of  regents  at  least  one  resident  of  each  of  the judicial

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


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