Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to libraries
|Mar 31, 2021||
referred to libraries
Senate Bill S6053
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Libraries Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S6053 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S6053 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6053 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing require- ments for elementary and secondary school libraries PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure equal access to all school library resources and ensure each library gets a budget allocation per student basis to keep resources up to date and relevant. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends section 274 of the education law to establish a of criteria every elementary and secondary school library must follow that are established by the commissioner of education including: providing equal access to materials, allow for flexible access to all library resources for students, staff and faculty, receive a budget allocation
2021-S6053 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6053 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 31, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Libraries AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing require- ments for elementary and secondary school libraries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 274 of the education law is amended to read as follows: § 274. Use and care of school library. 1. The school library shall be a part of the school equipment and shall be kept in the school building at all times. Such library shall be devoted to the exclusive use of the school, except as otherwise provided by the rules of the commissioner of education and except in a district where there is no free library, in which case such school library shall be a circulating library for the use of the residents of the district. 2. EACH SCHOOL LIBRARY SHALL: A. PROVIDE PHYSICAL ACCESS TO RESOURCES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BOOKS, TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT, MEDIA, AND OTHER TANGIBLE DOCUMENTS; B. PROVIDE DIGITAL ACCESS TO RESOURCES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, E-BOOKS, DATABASES, SOFTWARE AND MEDIA; C. PROVIDE EQUITABLE, FLEXIBLE ACCESS TO LIBRARY SPACE AND ITS STAFF BY SCHOOL STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY; AND D. RECEIVE A BUDGET ALLOCATION ON A PER STUDENT BASIS TO ENSURE RESOURCES AND SERVICES REMAIN RELEVANT. 3. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL ANNUALLY EVALUATE THEIR SCHOOL LIBRARY USING A SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAM RUBRIC CREATED BY THE DEPARTMENT. 4. The commissioner of education shall prescribe rules regulating [1.] A. The purchase, recording, safekeeping and loaning of books in school libraries, and the use of such books by pupils and teachers in the public schools. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10405-02-1
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