senate Bill S4435B

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of trustee education annually

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 08, 2021 signed chap.468
Sep 28, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.573
substituted for a6121b
Jun 07, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 4435b
May 24, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 4435a
May 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 28, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 27, 2021 1st report cal.804
Feb 09, 2021 committee discharged and committed to libraries
Feb 04, 2021 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S4435 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6121
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §260-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7285, A9551

S4435 - Summary

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of trustee education annually.

S4435 - Sponsor Memo

S4435 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4435
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 requiring members of a
   board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries  to
   complete two hours of continuing education per year

   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  260-d
 to read as follows:
   § 260-D. BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES CONTINUING EDUCATION. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES
 OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A. "TRUSTEE EDUCATION" SHALL MEAN THE  INSTRUCTION,  IN-PERSON  AND/OR
 ONLINE,  FOR MEMBERS OF A BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A REGISTERED PUBLIC, FREE
 ASSOCIATION OR INDIAN LIBRARY THAT ADDRESSES THE POWERS,  FUNCTIONS  AND
 DUTIES  OF  LIBRARY  BOARDS, THE FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT, ACCOUNTABILITY AND
 FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF LIBRARY BOARDS, AND THE  LAWS,  RULES  AND
 REGULATIONS THAT GOVERN PUBLIC, FREE ASSOCIATION AND INDIAN LIBRARIES.
   B.  "ANNUAL  BASIS"  SHALL  MEAN  WITHIN  THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD OF A
 MEMBER'S FULL TERM OF OFFICE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS  OF  THE
 LIBRARY'S ENABLING LEGISLATION, INCORPORATION AND BOARD-APPROVED BYLAWS.
   C.  "APPROVED  PROVIDER"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  INSTITUTION OR ORGANIZATION
 DESIGNATED AS ELIGIBLE TO PROVIDE TRUSTEE EDUCATION IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
 THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION. SUCH APPROVED PROVIDERS SHALL INCLUDE:
   (1) A PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM;
   (2) A STATE OR NATIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION;
   (3) A STATE OR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES;
   (4) THE DEPARTMENT; AND
   (5)  ANY  OTHER INSTITUTION OR ORGANIZATION APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
 OR BY THE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM OF WHICH THE LIBRARY IS A MEMBER.
   2. A. BEGINNING JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO,  EACH  MEMBER,
 ELECTED  OR  APPOINTED,  OF  A BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A REGISTERED PUBLIC,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S4435A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6121
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §260-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7285, A9551

S4435A - Summary

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of trustee education annually.

S4435A - Sponsor Memo

S4435A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4435--A
     Cal. No. 804
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY,  JORDAN,  SKOUFIS  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
   tion  -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee
   on Libraries -- reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to
   first  and  second  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring members of a
   board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries  to
   complete ten hours of trustee education per term
 
   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  260-d
 to read as follows:
   § 260-D. BOARD OF TRUSTEES CONTINUING EDUCATION. 1.  BEGINNING JANUARY
 FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, EACH MEMBER, ELECTED OR APPOINTED, OF
 A BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A PUBLIC,  FREE  ASSOCIATION  OR  INDIAN  LIBRARY
 SHALL  BE  REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TEN HOURS OF TRUSTEE EDUCA-
 TION PER TERM, NOT TO EXCEED  THREE  HOURS  ANNUALLY,  FROM  A  PROVIDER
 APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER ON THE FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT, ACCOUNTABILITY,
 FIDUCIARY  RESPONSIBILITIES  AND  THE  GENERAL  POWERS  AND  DUTIES OF A
 LIBRARY TRUSTEE. SUCH TRUSTEE EDUCATION MAY BE DELIVERED  ONLINE  OR  IN
 PERSON,  AND  MAY  INCLUDE  LECTURES,  WORKSHOPS,  REGIONAL  OR NATIONAL
 LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS,  OR  ANY  OTHER  FORMAT  APPROVED  BY  THE
 COMMISSIONER.
   2.  EACH  MEMBER SHALL DEMONSTRATE COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
 THIS SECTION BY FILING WITH THE  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES
 EVIDENCE  OF  COMPLETION OF TRUSTEE EDUCATION FROM AN APPROVED PROVIDER.
 ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED BY A TRUSTEE OR MEMBER IN COMPLY-
 ING WITH THIS SECTION SHALL BE A  CHARGE  AGAINST  THE  LIBRARY.    SUCH
 EVIDENCE SHALL INCLUDE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S4435B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6121
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §260-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7285, A9551

S4435B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires members of a board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries to complete two hours of trustee education annually.

S4435B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4435B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4435--B
     Cal. No. 804
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY,  JORDAN,  SKOUFIS  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
   tion  -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee
   on Libraries -- reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to
   first  and  second  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of  third  reading
   --  again  amended  and  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the
   order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring members of a
   board of trustees of public, free association and Indian libraries  to
   complete two hours of trustee education annually
 
   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  260-d
 to read as follows:
   § 260-D. BOARD OF TRUSTEES CONTINUING EDUCATION. 1.  BEGINNING JANUARY
 FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, EACH MEMBER, ELECTED OR APPOINTED, OF
 A BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A PUBLIC,  FREE  ASSOCIATION  OR  INDIAN  LIBRARY
 SHALL  BE  REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TWO HOURS OF TRUSTEE EDUCA-
 TION ANNUALLY, FROM A PROVIDER  APPROVED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  ON  THE
 FINANCIAL  OVERSIGHT, ACCOUNTABILITY, FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE
 GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF A LIBRARY TRUSTEE. SUCH  TRUSTEE  EDUCATION
 MAY  BE  DELIVERED  ONLINE OR IN PERSON, AND MAY INCLUDE LECTURES, WORK-
 SHOPS, REGIONAL OR NATIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS, OR  ANY  OTHER
 FORMAT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
   2.  EACH  MEMBER SHALL DEMONSTRATE COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
 THIS SECTION BY FILING WITH THE  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES
 EVIDENCE  OF  COMPLETION OF TRUSTEE EDUCATION FROM AN APPROVED PROVIDER.
 ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED BY A  MEMBER  IN  COMPLYING  WITH
 THIS SECTION SHALL BE A CHARGE AGAINST THE LIBRARY.  SUCH EVIDENCE SHALL
 INCLUDE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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