senate Bill S2670

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to maintaining school libraries

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Libraries Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2021 committee discharged and committed to libraries
Jan 22, 2021 referred to education

S2670 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Libraries
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §274-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3024
2019-2020: S1227

S2670 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to maintaining school libraries in each elementary and secondary school in each school district and employing a certified school library media consultant.

S2670 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2670 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2670
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  maintaining  school
   libraries
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  274-a
 to read as follows:
   §  274-A.  SCHOOL LIBRARIES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
 LAW TO THE CONTRARY AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO  OF
 THIS  SECTION,  EACH  SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL MAINTAIN A SCHOOL LIBRARY IN
 EACH ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT, AND SHALL EMPLOY A
 CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST FOR EACH SUCH SCHOOL  LIBRARY,
 IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  REGULATIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, WITHIN
 THREE YEARS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER MAY, UPON APPLICATION BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT,  WAIVE
 THE  APPLICABILITY  OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
 TO SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT UPON A DETERMINATION BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  THAT
 THE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  IS  WITHIN A DESIGNATED SHORTAGE AREA FOR LIBRARY
 MEDIA SPECIALISTS OR THAT SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S  NEEDS  ARE  ADEQUATELY
 MET THROUGH A WRITTEN SHARING ARRANGEMENT WITH A PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SUCH
 ARRANGEMENT PROVIDES FOR ADEQUATE LIBRARY ACCESS.
   §  2.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
 the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06088-01-1


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