senate Bill S7587

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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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
Jul 22, 2020 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.819
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jan 29, 2020 referred to education

Votes

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Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S7587
13
6
committee
13
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Education committee Vote

S7587
10
5
committee
10
Aye
5
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

S7587 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10170
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L

S7587 (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.

S7587 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7587 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7587

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 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

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