assembly Bill A249A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing school election wards in Rockland county union free and central school districts

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Apr 22, 2021 print number 249a
Apr 22, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

A249 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2053
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A10992
2023-2024: A1223

A249 - Summary

Establishes school election wards in Rockland county union free and central school districts.

A249 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    249
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  establishing  school
   election  wards  in  Rockland  county  union  free  and central school
   districts

   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  ROCKLAND  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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A249A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2053
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A10992
2023-2024: A1223

A249A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes school election wards in Rockland county union free and central school districts.

A249A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  249--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, in relation to establishing school
   election wards in  Rockland  county  union  free  and  central  school
   districts
 
   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 ROCKLAND 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. THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT
 IS SUBJECT TO A COURT ORDER RELATED TO THE CREATION OF  SCHOOL  ELECTION
 WARDS.  NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT, MODIFY,
 ALTER, OR OTHERWISE INTERFERE WITH  ANY  COURT  ORDER  RELATING  TO  THE
 CREATION OF SCHOOL ELECTION WARDS.
   C.  (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,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets