senate Bill S6884

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing all libraries of public institutions of higher learning, the state library, and Indian libraries to be open to the public for providing census-related services

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2020 referred to libraries and education technology
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 03, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 29, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 28, 2020 1st report cal.304
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Dec 04, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 28, 2020 - Education committee Vote

S6884
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Jan 28, 2020

nay (3)
aye wr (2)

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S6884 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§249, 249-a & 262, Ed L

S6884 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows all libraries of public institutions of higher learning, the state library, and Indian libraries to be open to the public for providing census-related services including the use of computers, secure internet access, census information services and translation services.

S6884 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6884 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6884

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 4, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to allowing all libraries
  of public institutions of higher  learning,  the  state  library,  and
  Indian libraries to be open to the public for providing census-related
  services; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
  tion thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 249 of the education law, as amended by chapter 261
of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  § 249. State library, when open; use of books. 1.  The  state  library
shall be kept open at least eight hours each day on five days every week
in the year except the legal holidays known as Independence day, Thanks-
giving day and Christmas day. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the
regents  from opening the state library on other days and times. Members
of the legislature, judges of the court  of  appeals,  justices  of  the
supreme court and heads of state departments may borrow from the library
books  for  use in Albany, but shall be subject to such restrictions and
penalties as may be prescribed by the regents for the safety or  greater
usefulness  of  the  library.  Under  such  rules  and conditions as the
regents may prescribe, the state library may lend its books and  printed
material  for  a  limited  time  to  other  individuals and institutions
conforming to said rules and conditions. Such service shall be  free  to
residents  of  this state as far as practicable, but the regents may, in
their discretion, charge a proper fee to nonresidents or for  assistance
of  a personal nature or for other reason not properly an expense to the
state, but which may be authorized for the accommodation of users of the
library.
  2. THE STATE LIBRARY SHALL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,  DURING  OPERATIONAL
HOURS,   FOR  PURPOSES  OF  PROVIDING  THE  PUBLIC  WITH  CENSUS-RELATED
SERVICES. CENSUS-RELATED SERVICES SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED  TO,
THE  USE  OF COMPUTERS, SECURE INTERNET ACCESS, AND TRANSLATION SERVICES
IF SUCH SERVICES ARE PROVIDED.  THE STATE LIBRARY MAY  COORDINATE  THEIR

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