Bill S1314-2013

Makes provision to allow dissemination of information through tabling at college campuses

Defines the term "tabling" as dissemination of information and allows organizations to do tabling outside buildings on campus so long as they don't block access to or disrupt the academic use of campus buildings.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S1314

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the right to "tabling" on a college campus

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To allow all student organizations recognized by the student government and/or administration to distribute information on campus.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS; This legislation would amend section 6430 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 7. This new subdivision would define "tabling" as the dissemination of information through the display of literature, signup sheets, and verbal enticing with the possible use of table and chairs in a public space as long as it does not interfere with access to or the academic use of campus buildings.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:; 2009-2010:S.4473 Advanced to Third Reading. 2011-2012:S.3351 Referred to Higher Education.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1314 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the right to "tabling" on a college campus THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6430 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "TABLING" SHALL MEAN THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION THROUGH DISPLAYING LITERATURE AND/OR SIGN UP SHEETS AND VERBAL ENTICING WITH THE POSSIBLE USE OF A TABLE AND CHAIRS IN A PUBLIC PLACE. ANY CLUB OR ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT OR ADMINISTRATION OF A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY SHALL NOT BE RESTRICTED IN ANY MANNER FROM TABLING BY THE EXTERIOR OF ANY BUILDING ON CAMPUS AS LONG AS THE TABLING DOES NOT PROHIBIT OR UNDULY RESTRICT THE ACCESS TO THE BUILDING OR DISRUPT THE ACADEMIC USES OF THE BUILDING. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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