senate Bill S1848

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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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 23, 2022 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2022 1st report cal.830
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 25, 2021 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2021 1st report cal.994
Jan 16, 2021 referred to education

Votes

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Apr 26, 2022 - Education committee Vote

S1848
9
5
committee
9
Aye
5
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2022

excused (1)

May 11, 2021 - Education committee Vote

S1848
10
4
committee
10
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

aye wr (1)

S1848 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A330
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7587, A10170

S1848 (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.

S1848 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1848 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1848
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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