Authorizes the board of education of any school district in the state to enter into a contract for the sale of advertising space on school athletic fields owned or leased by the school district; prohibits advertisements for tobacco or alcohol products or for political advocacy; requires prior approval of all advertisements by the local board of education; provides that revenue be retained by the school district making such contract; provides provisions do not apply to cities with a population of one million or more.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to advertising on school athletic facilities
This legislation would allow boards of education to enter into contracts for the sale or lease of advertising space on school athletic facilities including, but not limited to athletic courts or fields and surrounding fences or other related buildings or structures.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would allow boards of education to enter into contracts for the sale of advertising space on school athletic facilities owned or leased by the school district. This legislation goes on to state that certain ads shall be prohibited, and gives the commissioner the ability to deem certain products or services as inappropriate to be advertised. All advertisements shall require the prior approval of the local board of education. Revenue will be retained by the school district. This legislation provides an exemption for cities with a population of one million or more.
Section 2 is the effective date.
At a time when our school districts are facing unprecedented cuts in education funding we need to look at alternative means for bringing in revenues. Selling or leasing advertising space is a creative way to allow school districts to raise revenue to support important scholastic activities. The state of New York is known fox placing mandates on schools, but this bill is optional and at the decision of each individual school district to decide.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5045 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 7, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 advertising on school athletic facilities 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 1527-d to read as follows: S 1527-D. ADVERTISING ON SCHOOL ATHLETIC FACILITIES. 1. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE MAY ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF ADVERTISING SPACE ON SCHOOL ATHLETIC FACILITIES INCLUD- ING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATHLETIC COURTS OR FIELDS AND SURROUNDING FENCES OR OTHER RELATED BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES, WHICH ARE OWNED OR LEASED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. 2. ADVERTISEMENTS FOR TOBACCO OR ALCOHOL PRODUCTS OR FOR POLITICAL ADVOCACY SHALL BE PROHIBITED, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER ADVERTISEMENTS FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR BY SPONSORS THAT THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS INAPPROPRIATE. 3. ALL ADVERTISEMENTS SHALL REQUIRE PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION. 4. REVENUE DERIVED FROM ADVERTISEMENT CONTRACTS SHALL BE RETAINED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MAKING SUCH CONTRACT; PROVIDED THAT ANY SUCH REVENUE SHALL NOT IMPACT THE CALCULATION OR AWARDING OR GRANTING OF STATE AID TO SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT. 5. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are 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. LBD09584-02-3