assembly Bill A6121B

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of trustee education annually

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Current Bill Status Via S4435 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 08, 2021 signed chap.468
Sep 28, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.573
substituted for a6121b
Jun 08, 2021 substituted by s4435b
rules report cal.573
reported
Jun 07, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 28, 2021 print number 6121b
May 28, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
May 26, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 20, 2021 print number 6121a
May 20, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to libraries and education technology
Mar 10, 2021 referred to libraries and education technology

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A6121 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4435
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §260-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9551, S7285

A6121 - Summary

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of trustee education annually.

A6121 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6121
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. JEAN-PIERRE, FAHY, PALMESANO, STECK, SCHMITT,
   B. MILLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. TAGUE  --  read  once  and
   referred to the Committee on Libraries and Education Technology
 
 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04722-01-1

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Multi-Sponsors

A6121A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4435
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §260-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9551, S7285

A6121A - Summary

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of trustee education annually.

A6121A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6121--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. JEAN-PIERRE, FAHY, PALMESANO, STECK, SCHMITT,
   B. MILLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. TAGUE  --  read  once  and
   referred  to  the  Committee  on Libraries and Education Technology --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee

 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 ten hours of trustee education per term
 
   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.  BEGINNING JANUARY
 FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, EACH MEMBER, ELECTED OR APPOINTED,  OF
 A  BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES  OF  A PUBLIC, FREE ASSOCIATION OR INDIAN LIBRARY
 SHALL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TEN HOURS OF  TRUSTEE  EDUCA-
 TION  PER  TERM,  NOT  TO  EXCEED  THREE HOURS ANNUALLY, FROM A PROVIDER
 APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER ON THE FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT, ACCOUNTABILITY,
 FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND  THE  GENERAL  POWERS  AND  DUTIES  OF  A
 LIBRARY  TRUSTEE.  SUCH  TRUSTEE EDUCATION MAY BE DELIVERED ONLINE OR IN
 PERSON, AND  MAY  INCLUDE  LECTURES,  WORKSHOPS,  REGIONAL  OR  NATIONAL
 LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION  PROGRAMS,  OR  ANY  OTHER  FORMAT  APPROVED BY THE
 COMMISSIONER.
   2. EACH MEMBER SHALL DEMONSTRATE COMPLIANCE WITH THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF
 THIS  SECTION  BY  FILING  WITH  THE  PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 EVIDENCE OF COMPLETION OF TRUSTEE EDUCATION FROM AN  APPROVED  PROVIDER.
 ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED BY A TRUSTEE OR MEMBER IN COMPLY-
 ING  WITH  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE A CHARGE AGAINST THE LIBRARY.   SUCH
 EVIDENCE SHALL INCLUDE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
   (A) CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION ISSUED BY ONE OR MORE APPROVED  PROVID-
 ERS; OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A6121B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4435
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §260-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9551, S7285

A6121B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of trustee education annually.

A6121B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6121--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. JEAN-PIERRE, FAHY, PALMESANO, STECK, SCHMITT,
   B. MILLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. TAGUE  --  read  once  and
   referred  to  the  Committee  on Libraries and Education Technology --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to said committee -- reported and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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 trustee education annually
 
   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.  BEGINNING JANUARY
 FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, EACH MEMBER, ELECTED OR APPOINTED,  OF
 A  BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES  OF  A PUBLIC, FREE ASSOCIATION OR INDIAN LIBRARY
 SHALL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TWO HOURS OF  TRUSTEE  EDUCA-
 TION  ANNUALLY,  FROM  A  PROVIDER  APPROVED  BY THE COMMISSIONER ON THE
 FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT, ACCOUNTABILITY, FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND  THE
 GENERAL  POWERS  AND DUTIES OF A LIBRARY TRUSTEE. SUCH TRUSTEE EDUCATION
 MAY BE DELIVERED ONLINE OR IN PERSON, AND MAY  INCLUDE  LECTURES,  WORK-
 SHOPS,  REGIONAL  OR NATIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS, OR ANY OTHER
 FORMAT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
   2. EACH MEMBER SHALL DEMONSTRATE COMPLIANCE WITH THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF
 THIS  SECTION  BY  FILING  WITH  THE  PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 EVIDENCE OF COMPLETION OF TRUSTEE EDUCATION FROM AN  APPROVED  PROVIDER.
 ACTUAL  AND  NECESSARY  EXPENSES  INCURRED BY A MEMBER IN COMPLYING WITH
 THIS SECTION SHALL BE A CHARGE AGAINST THE LIBRARY.  SUCH EVIDENCE SHALL
 INCLUDE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04722-04-1