Establishes dates all propositions to be voted upon by the qualified voters of any school district shall be held.
Ayes (58): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young
Nays (4): Ball, Ranzenhofer, Tkaczyk, Zeldin
Excused (1): Sampson
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the dates school district proposition votes may be held
PURPOSE: This legislation establishes dates for school district proposition votes.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends the Education Law by adding a new section 1501-d, stating that all school district proposition votes will be held on the third Tuesday in May. However, such election shall be held on the second Tuesday in May at a time and place separate from the annual meeting of such school district if the Commissioner of Education, at the request of a local school board, certifies no later than March first that such election would conflict with religious observances. Furthermore, school district proposition votes may also take place on either or both of two separate dates to be set by the Commissioner, not to be between the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and the third Monday of January.
Section 2: Effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Having uniform set voting dates for school projects will increase voter turnout.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6235 of 2012: Died on Senate Floor Calendar S.5261 of 2008: Died on Senate Floor Calendar S.5261 of 2007: Died on Senate Floor Calendar
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2015 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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 the dates school district proposition votes may be held THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1501-d to read as follows: S 1501-D. DATE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSITION VOTES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, ALL PROPOSITIONS CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE AND VOTED UPON BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE HELD ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: 1. ON THE THIRD TUESDAY IN MAY, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH ELECTION SHALL BE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MAY IF THE COMMISSIONER AT THE REQUEST OF A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD CERTIFIES NO LATER THAN MARCH FIRST THAT SUCH ELECTION WOULD CONFLICT WITH RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES. SUCH ELECTION SHALL TAKE PLACE AT A TIME AND PLACE SEPARATE FROM THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT; OR 2. ON EITHER OR BOTH OF TWO ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE SET BY THE COMMIS- SIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. SUCH ADDI- TIONAL DATES SHALL NOT TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE FIRST TUESDAY AFTER THE FIRST MONDAY OF NOVEMBER AND THE THIRD MONDAY OF JANUARY, KNOWN AS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05952-01-3