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University of the State of New York
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1



Section 201. Corporate name and objects.

202. Regents.

203. Officers.

204. Meetings and absences.

205. Quorum.

206. Authority to take testimony and conduct hearings.

207. Legislative power.

207-a. Disclosure of gifts made to institutions of higher

education by foreign governments, persons and


208. General examinations, credentials and degrees.

208-a. Scheduling of examinations.

209. Academic examinations; admission and fees.

209-a. Applications for admission to college.

210. Registrations.

210-a. Admission requirements for graduate-level teacher and

educational leader programs.

210-b. Graduate-level teacher and educational leadership

program deregistration and suspension.

210-c. Interstate reciprocity agreement for post-secondary

distance education programs.

211. Review of regents learning standards.

211-a. Enhanced state accountability system.

211-b. Consequences for consistent lack of improvement in

academic performance.

211-c. Distinguished educators.

211-d. Contract for excellence.

211-e. Educational partnership organizations.

211-f. Takeover and restructuring failing schools.

212. Fees.

212-a. Return of deposits for professional and graduate


212-b. Return of tuition for colleges, universities,

professional, proprietary and graduate schools.

212-c. Teacher accreditation review fees.

213. Extension of educational facilities.

213-b. Unlawful sale of dissertations, theses and term papers.

214. Institutions in the university.

215. Visitation and reports.

215-a. Annual report by regents to governor and legislature.

215-b. Annual report by commissioner to governor and


215-c. Promoting cost-effectiveness in public elementary and

secondary schools.

215-d. State university of New York report on economic

development activities.

216. Charters.

216-a. Applicability of not-for-profit corporation law.

216-b. Private foundations, as defined in the United States

internal revenue code of 1954: provisions included in

the charter.

216-c. Special provisions for cutlery and knife museums that

exhibit automatic knives.

217. Provisional charters.

218. Conditions of incorporation.

219. Change of name or charter.

220. Distribution of assets.

221. Dissolution of educational institution by stockholders.

222. Suspension of operations.

223. Consolidation of corporations.

224. Prohibitions.

224-a. Students unable because of religious beliefs to register

or attend classes on certain days.

225. Unlawful acts in respect to examinations and records.

226. Powers of trustees of institutions.

227. Colleges may construct water-works and sewer systems.

228. The Hamilton college sewer district.

229. County educational institutions.

230. Municipal training institute.

231. Town and county officers training school.

232. Departments and their government.

233. State Museum; collections made by the staff.

233-a. Property of the state museum.

233-aa. Property of other museums.

233-b. New York state freedom trail commission.

233-c. Study.

234. Indian collection.

235. State science service.

235-a. New York state biodiversity research institute.

235-b. New York state biological survey.

236. Public television and radio.

237. Regents plan for higher education including approved

plans of state university and city university of New

York and plans of independent institutions of higher


238. Chair on geriatrics in the state university.

238-a. Statewide resource centers for geriatric education.

239. Albert Einstein chairs in science and Albert Schweitzer

chairs in the humanities.

239-a. Collection and distribution of student's residual

consumer goods.

239-b. Research dogs and cats.


Section 240. The Stony Brook university Cody center for autism and

developmental disabilities at Stony Brook university.

241. Purposes of the Cody center.

242. Site.

243. Funding and reporting.



245. State library, how constituted.

246. State medical library.

247. State law library; legislative reference library.

248. Manuscript and records "on file".

249. State library, when open; use of books.

249-a. Libraries of public institutions of higher education;

access and use.

250. Duplicate department.

251. Transfers from state officers.

252. Other libraries owned by the state.

253. Public and association libraries and museums.

254. Standards of library service.

255. Establishment of a public library.

256. Contracts.

257. Acceptance of conditional gift.

258. Closing of museum; admission fee during certain hours.

258-a. Purchases by museums, historical societies, zoological

gardens, aquariums, botanical gardens and arboreta

through office of general services.

259. Library taxes.

260. Trustees.

260-a. Meetings of board of trustees.

260-b. Reduction of salaries for purchase of annuities.

260-c. Reduction of salaries for tax-deferred annuities.

260-d. Board of trustees continuing education.

261. Incorporation.

262. Use of public and Indian libraries.

263. Reports.

264. Injuries to property.

265. Detention.

265-a. Defense of lawful detention.

266. Transfer of libraries.

267. Local neglect.

268. Abolition.

269. Library extension service.

270. Acceptance of surplus library books or property.

271. Apportionment of state aid to Indian libraries.

272. Conditions under which library systems are entitled to

state aid.

273. Apportionment of state aid to libraries and library


273-a. State aid for library construction.

274. Use and care of school library.

275. Librarians of school libraries.

276. Existing rules continued in force.

277. Authority to raise and receive money for school library.

278. Authority to transfer school library property to a free


279. Fees.

280. Penalty for disobedience to library law, rules or


281. Loans and extensions of credit to infants.

282. Establishment of school library systems.

283. Functions of school library systems.

284. State aid for school library systems.

285. State aid for cooperation with correctional facilities.



290. Acceptance of law of the United States.

291. Custodian of funds.

292. Board of regents to co-operate with federal board.