assembly Bill A10170

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Mar 24, 2020 referred to education

A10170 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7587
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A330, S1848

A10170 (ACTIVE) - 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 in Orange County.

A10170 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10170

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

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 contained entirely or partially within Orange county

  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 ORANGE 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