Bill Text: NY A04378 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Moves the date of the election of members of the board of education of the Buffalo city school district to the third Tuesday in May.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to education [A04378 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04378-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4378
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. RYAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to moving the date of the
          election of members of the board of  education  of  the  Buffalo  city
          school district to the third Tuesday in May
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph p of subdivision 10 of section 2553 of the educa-
     2  tion law, as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of 1979,  is  amended  to
     3  read as follows:
     4    p.  The  election  of  members of the board of education of the school
     5  district of the city of Buffalo shall take place on the third Tuesday in
     6  May [seventh, nineteen hundred seventy-four and on the first Tuesday  in
     7  May  thereafter]  in  each  year  in  which an incumbent's term expires;
     8  provided, however that such election shall be held on the second Tuesday
     9  in May if the commissioner, at the request of the school  board,  certi-
    10  fies  no  later  than March first that such election would conflict with
    11  religious observances. Such election shall be conducted by the board  of
    12  elections  of  the  county of Erie in the same manner as other elections
    13  are conducted by it. Polls shall  be  open  for  voting  for  the  hours
    14  prescribed  by  section 8-100 of the election law for primary elections.
    15  The results of such elections, after canvassing, shall be certified  and
    16  reported  by  the  board  of elections to the board of education of such
    17  city. The clerk or other appropriate officer of the board  of  education
    18  shall  within  twenty-four  hours after receipt of such certification by
    19  the board of elections serve a written notice either  personally  or  by
    20  mail upon each person declared to be elected as a member of the board of
    21  education informing him of his election and the length of his term.
    22    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately  and shall apply to
    23  elections conducted on and after May 1, 2019.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07938-02-9
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