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Bill S1736B-2009

Relates to qualifications for certain appointed positions with the board of trustees for the state university and CUNY

Relates to qualifications for certain appointed positions with the board of trustees for the state university and CUNY; prohibits trustees from being employees of the appointing authority.

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Actions

  • Aug 13, 2010: VETOED MEMO.6768
  • Aug 3, 2010: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 9, 2010: returned to senate
  • Jun 9, 2010: passed assembly
  • Apr 21, 2010: ordered to third reading cal.770
  • Apr 21, 2010: substituted for a1249c
  • Apr 14, 2010: referred to higher education
  • Apr 14, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 14, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 2, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 1, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 24, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.177
  • Jan 21, 2010: PRINT NUMBER 1736B
  • Jan 21, 2010: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 6, 2010: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 6, 2010: returned to senate
  • Jan 6, 2010: died in assembly
  • Mar 30, 2009: referred to higher education
  • Mar 30, 2009: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 30, 2009: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 24, 2009: AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 1736A
  • Mar 9, 2009: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 5, 2009: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 4, 2009: 1ST REPORT CAL.90
  • Feb 5, 2009: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Higher Education - Feb 24, 2010
Ayes (11): Stavisky, Oppenheimer, Schneiderman, Krueger, Parker, Huntley, Foley, Onorato, Serrano, Aubertine, Maziarz
Ayes W/R (5): LaValle, Seward, Alesi, Griffo, Hannon
Nays (2): Flanagan, Robach

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S1736B             REVISED 02/23/10

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to trustees of the state university and city university

PURPOSE : To ensure that the trustees of the Boards of Trustee of the state university and the city university serve with objectivity.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : (State University) Subdivision 1 of section 35, of the education law, as amended by chapter 552 of the laws of 1985, is amended as follows: Such board shall consist of seventeen members, fifteen of whom shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the senate, and one of whom shall be the president of the student assembly of the state university, ex-officio; and one of whom shall be the president of the university faculty senate, ex-officio and non-voting. Provided that no such member, except the president of the student assembly of the state university or any classified civil service employee, shall be the employee of, or under the supervision of the Governor.

(City University) paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 6204 of the education law as added by Chapter 305 of the laws of 1979 is amended to read as follows: The board of trustees shall consist of seventeen trustees. Ten of the trustees shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the senate provided that no such trustee except any classified civil service employee, shall be an employee of or under the supervision of the governor. Five of the trustees shall be appointed by the mayor of New York City with the advice and consent of the Senate provided that no such trustee except any classified civil service employee of the City of New York, shall be an employee of or under the supervision of the mayor of the city of New York.

JUSTIFICATION : This bill hopes to ensure the objectivity of both the Board of Trustees of the state university and city university by limiting the appointments to those who are independent of the appointing authority. The governing of the State University and City University should be expedited without political motivation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : Passed the Senate in 2009.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to board members of the state university of New York and trustees of the city university of New York appointed on or after such effective date.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1736--B 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 5, 2009 ___________
Introduced by Sens. STAVISKY, ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- 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 -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to trustees of the state university and city university THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 353 of the education law, as amended by chapter 127 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 1. The state university shall be governed, and all of its corporate powers exercised, by a board of trustees. Such board shall consist of seventeen members, fifteen of whom shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, one of whom shall be the president of the student assembly of the state university, ex-officio and voting; PROVIDED THAT NO SUCH MEMBER, EXCEPT THE PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OR ANY CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEE, SHALL BE THE EMPLOYEE OF, OR UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF, THE GOVERNOR, and one of whom shall be the president of the university faculty senate, ex-officio and non-voting. Such ex-officio members shall be subject to every provision of any general, special, or local law, ordinance, charter, code, rule, or regulation applying to the voting members of such board with respect to the discharge of their duties, including, but not limited to, those provisions setting forth codes of ethics, disclosure requirements, and prohibiting business and profes- sional activities. One member of the board shall be designated by the
governor as chairperson and one as vice-chairperson. Of the members first appointed, two shall be appointed for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty-two; one for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty-three; two for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty-four; one for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty-five; two for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nine- teen hundred fifty-six; one for a term which shall expire on June thir- tieth, nineteen hundred fifty-seven; two for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty-eight; one for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty-nine; two for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty; and one for a term which shall expire on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty-one. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. The term of office of each trustee appointed on or after April first, nineteen hundred eighty-six shall be seven years, except those of the student member and the faculty member. Trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for their expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties under this article. S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 6204 of the education law, as added by chapter 305 of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows: (a) The board of trustees shall consist of seventeen trustees. Ten of the trustees shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate; PROVIDED THAT NO SUCH TRUSTEE, EXCEPT ANY CLASSI- FIED CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEE, SHALL BE AN EMPLOYEE OF, OR UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF, THE GOVERNOR. Five of the trustees shall be appointed by the mayor of the city of New York with the advice and consent of the senate; PROVIDED THAT NO SUCH TRUSTEE, EXCEPT ANY CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, SHALL BE AN EMPLOYEE OF, OR UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF, THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. One ex-of- ficio trustee shall be the chairperson of the university student senate. One ex-officio non-voting trustee shall be the chairperson of the university faculty senate. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to board members of the state university of New York and trustees of the city university of New York appointed on or after such effective date.

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