Requires a three day aging period before all city board votes.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring a three day aging period before all city board votes
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
An Act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring a three day aging period before all city board
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The bill amends Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 2590-g of the education law to state that prior to the approval of any proposed items listed in subdivision one of this section, copies of the actual proposed items under consideration and not just summaries must be given to all city board members and shall be made public, through the city boards official unmet website. This information must be released at least three full days before the city board may vote.
This bill would give the public more time to discuss and analyze measures before the Panel for Education Policy (PEP) can vote.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This bill has been introduced in the Assembly.
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law; with provisions.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3986 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 4, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 requiring a three day aging period before all city board votes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 2590-g of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) PRIOR TO THE APPROVAL OF ANY PROPOSED ITEM LISTED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, COPIES OF THE ACTUAL PROPOSED ITEMS UNDER CONSIDER- ATION AND NOT JUST SUMMARIES MUST BE GIVEN TO ALL CITY BOARD MEMBERS AND SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, INCLUDING VIA THE CITY BOARD'S OFFICIAL INTERNET WEBSITE, AT LEAST THREE FULL DAYS BEFORE THE BOARD MAY VOTE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the amendments to subdivision 8 of section 2590-g of the education law made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07772-01-3