assembly Bill A330

2021-2022 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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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

A330 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1848
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A10170, S7587
2023-2024: A861, S443

A330 (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.

A330 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                    330
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee 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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.