senate Bill S7285

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of continuing education per year

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Jan 15, 2020 referred to education

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S7285 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9551
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §260-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4435, A6121

S7285 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of continuing education per year.

S7285 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7285 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7285

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 requiring members of a
  board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries  to
  complete two hours of continuing education per year

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  260-d
to read as follows:
  § 260-D. BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES CONTINUING EDUCATION. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES
OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A. "TRUSTEE EDUCATION" SHALL MEAN THE  INSTRUCTION,  IN-PERSON  AND/OR
ONLINE,  FOR MEMBERS OF A BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A REGISTERED PUBLIC, FREE
ASSOCIATION OR INDIAN LIBRARY THAT ADDRESSES THE POWERS,  FUNCTIONS  AND
DUTIES  OF  LIBRARY  BOARDS, THE FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT, ACCOUNTABILITY AND
FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF LIBRARY BOARDS, AND THE  LAWS,  RULES  AND
REGULATIONS THAT GOVERN PUBLIC, FREE ASSOCIATION AND INDIAN LIBRARIES.
  B.  "ANNUAL  BASIS"  SHALL  MEAN  WITHIN  THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD OF A
MEMBER'S FULL TERM OF OFFICE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS  OF  THE
LIBRARY'S ENABLING LEGISLATION, INCORPORATION AND BOARD-APPROVED BYLAWS.
  C.  "APPROVED  PROVIDER"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  INSTITUTION OR ORGANIZATION
DESIGNATED AS ELIGIBLE TO PROVIDE TRUSTEE EDUCATION IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION. SUCH APPROVED PROVIDERS SHALL INCLUDE:
  (1) A PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM;
  (2) A STATE OR NATIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION;
  (3) A STATE OR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES;
  (4) THE DEPARTMENT; AND
  (5)  ANY  OTHER INSTITUTION OR ORGANIZATION APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
OR BY THE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM OF WHICH THE LIBRARY IS A MEMBER.
  2. A. BEGINNING JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE,  EACH  MEMBER,
ELECTED  OR  APPOINTED,  OF  A BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A REGISTERED PUBLIC,
FREE ASSOCIATION OR INDIAN LIBRARY SHALL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MINI-
MUM OF TWO HOURS OF  TRUSTEE  EDUCATION  ON  AN  ANNUAL  BASIS  FROM  AN
APPROVED PROVIDER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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