senate Bill S5718

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the suspension of laws during a declared state of emergency; and permitting schools to open under certain circumstances

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Mar 16, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S5718 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6571
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §29-a, Exec L

S5718 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits the legislature to override certain powers of the executive during a declared state of emergency; permits schools to open where a social distance of three feet can be maintained.

S5718 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5718 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5718
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RATH  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
   ty and Military Affairs
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the suspension of laws
   during a declared state of emergency; and permitting schools  to  open
   to students under certain guidelines

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 29-a  of  the  executive  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  23  of  the  laws  of  2020, is amended to read as
 follows:
   4. The legislature may terminate by concurrent resolution  ANY  execu-
 tive [orders] ORDER, OR MAY MODIFY OR AMEND BY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ANY
 SPECIFIC  PROVISION  OR  DIRECTIVE  CONTAINED WITHIN ANY EXECUTIVE ORDER
 issued under this section at any time.
   § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 29-a of the executive law, as  added  by
 chapter 640 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
   4.  The  legislature may terminate by concurrent resolution ANY execu-
 tive [orders] ORDER, OR MAY MODIFY OR AMEND BY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ANY
 SPECIFIC PROVISION OR DIRECTIVE CONTAINED  WITHIN  ANY  EXECUTIVE  ORDER
 issued under this section at any time.
   § 3. Notwithstanding any provision or directive contained in executive
 order  number  202  of  2020 or any further amendments, modifications or
 extensions pursuant to section 28 of the executive law, school districts
 or school buildings within such districts,  including  community  school
 districts, shall be permitted to open to students for in-person instruc-
 tion  if  such school district can accommodate students in classrooms or
 other space provided for instruction such that students can  maintain  a
 distance  of at least three feet from others at all times; provided that
 such school districts are otherwise in compliance with all other  appli-

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09942-01-1

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