senate Bill S4237

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to charter schools

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


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S4237 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally; amd §179-q, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6578
2021-2022: S4200, A5135

S4237 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides additional requirements and applies additional prohibitions to charter schools.

S4237 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4237 (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

                              March 5, 2019

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

AN ACT to amend the education law and the state finance law, in relation
  to charter schools


  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 2851 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 101 of the laws  of  2010,  is  amended  to  read  as
  1.  An  application  to establish a charter school may be submitted by
teachers, parents, school administrators,  community  residents  or  any
combination  thereof.  Such application may be filed in conjunction with
a college, university, museum, educational  institution,  not-for-profit
corporation  exempt from taxation under paragraph 3 of subsection (c) of
section 501 of the internal  revenue  code  or  for-profit  business  or
corporate  entity  authorized to do business in New York state. Provided
however, for-profit business or corporate entities shall not be eligible
to submit an application to  establish  a  charter  school  pursuant  to
subdivision  nine-a  of  section  twenty-eight hundred fifty-two of this
article, or operate or manage a charter  school  for  a  charter  issued
pursuant to subdivision nine-a of section twenty-eight hundred fifty-two
of  this  article. For charter schools established in conjunction with a
for-profit OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT business or corporate entity,  the  charter
shall specify the extent of the entity's participation in the management
and operation of the school.
  §  2.  Paragraph (h) of subdivision 2 of section 2851 of the education
law, as added by chapter 4 of the laws of 1998, is amended  to  read  as
  (h)  The  rules  and procedures by which students may be disciplined[,
including but not limited to expulsion or suspension  from  the  school,
which  shall be consistent with the requirements of due process and with

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


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