senate Bill S2053A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • In Committee
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    • 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
Feb 17, 2022 advanced to third reading
Feb 16, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 15, 2022 1st report cal.505
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.995
Apr 15, 2021 print number 2053a
Apr 15, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 19, 2021 referred to education

Votes

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Feb 15, 2022 - Education committee Vote

S2053A
10
3
committee
10
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Feb 15, 2022

aye wr (2)

May 11, 2021 - Education committee Vote

S2053A
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)

Co-Sponsors

S2053 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A249
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10992

S2053 - Summary

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

S2053 - Sponsor Memo

S2053 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2053
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. REICHLIN-MELNICK, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
   tion
 
 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.
                                                            LBD02793-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S2053A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A249
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1702 & 1804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10992

S2053A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2053A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2053A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2053--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. REICHLIN-MELNICK, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
   tion  --  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
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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