Bill S8001-2009

Relates to charter schools

Amends a chapter of 2010 relating to applications for charter schools.

Details

Actions

  • May 28, 2010: SUBSTITUTED BY A11311
  • May 28, 2010: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.667
  • May 28, 2010: REFERRED TO RULES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - May 28, 2010
Ayes (17): Smith, Espada, Stachowski, Montgomery, Duane, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Parker, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins, Klein, Valesky, Skelos, Johnson O, Volker, LaValle, Hannon
Ayes W/R (5): Dilan, Padavan, Farley, Larkin, Saland
Excused (1): Seward

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S8001

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to charter schools

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The purpose of this bill is to provide for a technical clarification regarding the approval and issuance process for charters.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill clarifies that for charters issued pursuant to a competitive request for proposals process pursuant to section 2852(9-a) of the Education Law, applications would be deemed approved and issued pursuant to the requirements in current law provided for in sections 2852(5)(2852 (5-a)(and 2852 (5-b) of the Education Law.

JUSTIFICATION: Under existing law the board of trustees of the state university of New York (SUNY Trustees) is an autonomous, independent authorizer. The Board of Regents serves the administrative role of issuing charters approved by SUNY.

This bill would provide for a clarification to the approval and issuance process for charters issued pursuant to the competitive request for proposals established pursuant to A.11310. As such, SUNY recommended charter applications will continue to be deemed approved and issued pursuant to the requirements in current law provided for in sections 2852(5), (2852(5-a)(and 2852(5-b) of the Education Law - which establishes the duty of the Board of Regents to approve and issue charter applications submitted to them by SUNY.

It is also the intent of the sponsors that any charters provided for in this bill remaining to be issued after 2013 shall be permitted to be issued until the cap is reached.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2010 amending the education law relating to charter schools, as proposed in legislative bill number A.11310.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8001 IN SENATE May 28, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. OPPENHEIMER -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to charter schools THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 9-a of section 2852 of the education law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2010 amending the education law relating to charter schools, as proposed in legislative bill number A. 11310, is amended to read as follows: (f) The board of regents shall be the only entity authorized to issue a charter pursuant to this article. The board of regents shall consider applications submitted directly to the board of regents and applications recommended by the board of trustees of the state university of New York. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ALL SUCH RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS SHALL BE DEEMED APPROVED AND ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISIONS FIVE, FIVE-A AND FIVE-B OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2010 amending the education law relating to charter schools, as proposed in legislative bill number A. 11310, takes effect.

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