Provides that the territory of central high school districts that merge in the county of Suffolk does not need to be contiguous.
Ayes (59): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, 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, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Espaillat, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to central high school districts in the county of Suffolk
PURPOSE: Provides that the territory of central high school districts that merge in the county of Suffolk does not need to be contiguous.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one removes the removes the stipulation that school districts must be contiguous in Section 1912 of the Education Law.
Section 1912 of the education laws allows central high school districts in Suffolk County to be formed by the combination of two or more central, union free or common school districts. The current law precludes districts whose territories are not contiguous from creating a central high school district. This bill removes the stipulation that school districts must be contiguous, and allows them to consider merging to create a central high school.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.3555/A.5671; 2009-10 S. 1774/A.6823; 2007-08, S.8110/A.10723.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 2282 A. 2389 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 15, 2013 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to central high school districts in the county of Suffolk THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1912 of the education law, as added by chapter 732 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows: S 1912. Formation of central high school districts in the county of Suffolk. A central high school district may be formed by the combina- tion of two or more central, union free or common school districts in the county of Suffolk.
[The territory shall be contiguous.]S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06144-01-3