senate Bill S53

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to librarians of school libraries; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Libraries Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to libraries
Jan 25, 2021 committee discharged and committed to libraries
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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S53 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5055
Current Committee:
Senate Libraries
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §275, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6784
2017-2018: A6023
2019-2020: S2421, A2444

S53 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to librarians of school libraries.

S53 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S53 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    53
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KAPLAN, BROOKS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, SERRANO, SKOUF-
   IS -- 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 librarians of school
   libraries; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating ther-
   eto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  275  of  the education law is REPEALED and a new
 section 275 is added to read as follows:
   § 275. LIBRARIANS OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISIONS  OF LAW, AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED
 SEVENTY-FOUR OF THIS PART, AND SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS  SECTION,  EACH
 SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE SHALL HAVE AND 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
 WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
   2. EMPLOYMENT OF CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS  SHALL  BE
 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS:
   A.  IN  EACH  ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT OF NOT
 MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PUPILS, A CERTIFIED SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA  SPECIAL-
 IST  SHALL  BE  EMPLOYED AS FIFTEEN HUNDREDTHS OF A FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT
 STAFF MEMBER;
   B. IN EACH ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT  OF  MORE
 THAN  ONE  HUNDRED  BUT  NOT MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED PUPILS, A CERTIFIED
 SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST SHALL BE EMPLOYED AS A THREE-TENTHS OF A
 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF MEMBER;
   C. IN EACH ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH AN ENROLLMENT  OF  MORE
 THAN  THREE  HUNDRED  BUT  NO MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED PUPILS, A CERTIFIED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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